By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN
EXETER – It was the fastest swim meet for the Monarchs’ this season. It took a little over an hour for Exeter to sweep the Immanuel Eagles on the girls’ side, 129-24, and the boys’ side, 119-7.
Exeter’s Kalei Sine once again dominated in the freestyle events leading both relay victories and captured the girls 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:03.53. But in the 50-yard freestyle, she swam way off pace and clocked a time of 47.46 seconds. Almost 20 seconds slower than teammate Kaylee Nelson.
Megan Nickell captured 200-yard freestyle with a winning time of 2:27.14, and took second in the 500-yard at 6:31.88.
Exeter boys’ races were a race against the clock as Immanuel only had one male swimmer. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Nate Pena won by seven seconds over Immanuel’s Patrick Elenes with a time of 1:25.24.
Ben Wheeler won the boys 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:30.46. Elenes was also in the three-man race, and swam a minute slower taking third.
Exeter has pretty much home pool advantage during Central Sequoia League meets this season with all but two at home. On Tuesday, March 12, Exeter welcomed the Central Valley Christian Cavaliers. Results were reached after press time. On Wednesday, March 20, Exeter will travel to compete against the Selma Bears. The first event is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start time.