EL DORADO — New Union Mine High swim coach Darin Mai had 43 swimmers compete in their first Sierra Valley Conference meet against River City Wednesday.
Thank you for reading the MtDemocrat.com digital edition. In order to continue reading this story please choose one of the following options.
If you are a current subscriber and wish to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com, please select the Subscriber Verification option below. If you already have a login, please select "Login" at the lower right corner of this box.
Special Introductory Offer
For a short time we will be offering a discount to those who call us in order to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your print subscription. Our customer support team will be standing by Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm to assist you.
If you are not a current subscriber and wish not to take advantage of our special introductory offer, please select the $12 monthly option below to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your online subscription
The Diamondbacks split with the Raiders; the Lady D’backs knocked off the Lady Raiders, 93-66, while the boys fell, 90-74.
For the girls, Kaitlin Watkins was first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:48.78 seconds. She was also part of the 200 medley relay team, joining Caffrey Lynch, Brioana Schafer and Savannah Day in taking first place at 2:06.90.
“Big team leader,” said Mai of Watkins.
Other Lady D’backs who took first place was Day, 200 IM, 2:37.03; Lynch, 100 backstroke, 1:09.53; 400 free relay (Day, Lynch, Schafer, Watkins), 4:27.72.
For the boys, Jason Williams took first place in the 200 freestyle at 1:51.16, and the 100 fly at 54.75. Devlen Whisler was first in the 500 freestyle at 5:12.66, and the 200 IM at 2:10.22. Whisler joined Williams, Wyatt Hasemeier and Marcos Wardo as part of the 400 relay team taking first place.
Other D’backs who took first place were Hasemeier, 100 free, 55.06; and Hank Hasemeier, 50 freestyle, 23.78.
“What we’re looking for is the kids trying different events,” Mai said. “Over the course of the season, we’ll horn in what is their best (events).”
Mai feels both teams should be right in the hunt in being one of the top teams in the conference.
“I think we’re right in the hunt with everybody,” Mai said.
Contact Mike Bush at 530-344-5079 or [email protected] Follow @MBushMtDemo on Twitter.