Tigers sail ahead of Cav's, girls tie

By Andrea Camarena

The Woodlake boys swim team is keeping at the front of the pack in East Sequoia League swimming. The Tigers hosted CVC to finish the first round of league meets with a 91-41 victory on Thursday, March 29, winning seven of the 10 boys events.

In the girls meet, the Tigers and Cavaliers tied in an unusual score of 84-84 at the ESL meet with Woodlake winning four of 11 female events.

Both Woodlake teams are fighting to stay in the lead in the ESL.

For the boys, Woodlake's relay team started the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. The Tigers took first in 1:59.45 to beat CVC by more than 10 seconds. Woodlake won all three relays at the meet finishing the 200-yard freestyle in 1:44.17 and the 400-yard freestyle in 5:04.07.

Woodlake senior swimmer Joseph Spahn won the individual 200-yard freestyle in 2:08.50.

Another of Woodlake's senior swimmers, Ryan Baker, took first in the 50-yard freestyle finishing in 22.19. Teammate Daniel Mesa finished in second place in 27.50.

Baker took a second win in the 100-yard freestyle clocking in at 48.60 to defeat CVC's Justin Leyendekker who finished in 51.35.

In the girls meet, Woodlake took its first win in the 200-yard individual medley. Junior Sydney Beck finished in 2:08.39 for first place. She finished almost 30 seconds ahead of CVC's Cynthia Tiemersma in second place.

Woodlake junior Alley Reeves took a win for the Tigers in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing the event in 27.60.

Junior Sarah Gray won the 500-yard freestyle for Woodlake, recording a time of 6:36.15.

In the final event of the meet, Woodlake's 400-yard freestyle relay team beat out CVC to take first place in 4:41.60 and tied the team scores by taking third place in the same event with a time of 5:05.55.

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