South Pasadena High’s varsity boys and girls swim team dominated Monrovia High in its first league meet of the season.
Both teams proved best in the pool, defeating the Wildcats with scores of 126-20 and 125-36, respectively.
“Last Wednesday was great. Everyone got behind each other and really supported one another,” senior captain Tyler Ronald Halley said. “And even though it was cold, the outcome was successful because everyone went into the meet completely prepared.”
The girls squad swept a majority of events, including the 200-meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly. Junior Kate Iio placed first in her two events, consisting of times including 1:02.28 in the 100-meter backstroke and 25.37 in the 5- meter freestyle. South Pasadena also took first and second in all the relays, which included the 200-meter medley, 200-meter freestyle and the 400-meter freestyle.
The other team also did not disappoint. Junior Griffin Yerian swam times of 51.83 in the 100-meter freestyle and 2:15.46 in the 200-individual medley, fast enough times to earn first in both events.
“I do believe we will be more successful this than in years past because the new coaching staff, Coach Charlton and Coach Watanabe, have really been whipping everything into shape from the get go.” Halley said. “As far as keeping up the wins, we have a few teams coming up where the competition is very fast.”
The Tigers’ next meet will take place after spring break, when they will face their rival San Marino High.
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