Friday, October 20, 2006

WRHS girls take first in swim meet


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

The Wood River High School girls' swim team dominated the Magic Valley Invitational meet last Saturday in Twin Falls, taking first place and scoring twice as many points as its closest competitor.

With 344 points, the Wood River girls easily outdistanced Hillcrest High School, which finished second with 160 points.

Other high schools competing were Bonneville, Century, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Highland, Filer, Skyline and Marsh Valley.

The Wood River boys' team scored 58 points for a seventh place finish. Twin Falls scored 231 to win the boys' competition.

The Wolverine girls' A squad led the way to top honors by placing first in the 200 medley relay, the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay. The B squad took second in the 400 free relay, while the C squad placed fourth.

The Wood River girls' high score was bolstered by strong individual efforts. Natalie Hague won the 200 free, McKeanna Collins won the 50 free and 100 breast and Racheal McGinnis placed first in the 100 free.

Other Wolverine girls and boys placed in the top five at the competition.

Second place finishes were recorded by McGinnis in the 200 IM, by Megan Hayes in the 100 fly and 100 back, by Gene Fairbrother in the 100 fly and by Hague in the 100 free.

Lacey Werley placed third in the 100 back and Rian Ervin took third in the 100 breast.

Fourth place finishes were won by Taylor Coiner in the 200 free and 100 free, by Jon Atkinson in the 200 free, by Taylor Straley in 100 breast and by the boys' relay team in the 200 free relay.

Hannah McNees took fifth place in the 500 free, Michael Coiner placed fifth in the 100 back and Atkinson won fifth in the 100 back.




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