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Vista swim team sweeps Union Mine

By: Staff Report
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Vista del Lago’s boys’ and girls’ swim teams improved to 5-0 in the Sierra Valley Conference with wins over Union Mine on April 11. The boys won 117-53, while the girls posted a 129-39 victory. Chandler Pourvahidi and Adam Banks each won two events for the boys, Pourvahidi winning the 200 free (1 minute, 50.34 seconds) and 500 free (4:53.57), while Banks placed first in the 200 individual medley (2:01.65) and the 100 breast stroke (1:05.48). Matt Zerweck also won the 100 freestyle in 50.93, while Matthew Klotz won the 100 backstroke in 57.37. The Eagles also won all three relays. The 200 medley team of Klotz, Gunnar Mattson, Pourvahidi and Zerweck posted a time of 1:48.66. Zerweck, Klotz, Darvesh Gorhe and Banks combined to win the 200 free in 1:47.45, while Pourvahidi, Gorhe, Mattson and Banks won the 400 free in 3:39.65. Dana Lohmann, Stephanie Klotz and Mikayla Winkler won multiple events for the girls. Lohmann won the 100 back (1:06.97) and 100 butterfly (1:03.46), while Klotz claimed the 100 breast stroke (1:08.24) and 200 individual medley (2:15.33). Winkler posted the quickest time in the 200 freestyle (1:55.48) and 500 free (5:17.22). Maddi Rode (50 free, 26.23) and Brittany Oxley (100 free, 57.88) also won events. Like the boys, the girls also swept the relay races. Winkler, Lohmann, Klotz and Oxley posted a time of 1:59.55 in the 200 medley, while Klotz, Oxley, Rose and Winkler swam the 200 free in 1:47.26. Rode, Katelin Staab, Kristin White and Lohmann finished the 400 free in 4:11.88. “The weather cleared just enough to get the meet in and luckily it was not windy,” Vista coach Joel Garceau said. “For this meet we ran our lineup a little different than the typical dual-meet approach. Our relays were a little more balanced rather than stacking our A relays. When we get to the SVC championship meet we will focus on maximizing the speed of the A relays. Outstanding performances were turned in by several athletes winning multiple events. Chandler Pourvahidi, Adam Banks, Dana Lohmann, Stephanie Klotz and Mikayla Winkler all showed the speed and depth that the Eagles will bring to the SVC Championships on April 27-28.”