Barons Sizzle at Rock’n Roll Invite
Before a relaxing weekend to start spring break, the Barons swim team traveled to Belmont Shore for the 53rd Annual Klaus Barth Invitational hosted by Long Beach Wilson.
Overall, the meet posted many personal and even meet records. The girls 200-yard medley relay consisting of Meredith Lightbody (’14) , Katelyn Farrow (’14), Makenna Dubois (’14), and Jordan Stead (’14). Lightbody also set a meet record in the 50-yard backstroke to becoming Swimmer of the Meet.
Through all these successes, the girls frosh team left Belmont with a 1st place plaque with a total of 110 points and the boys frosh team were runner-up to Long Beach Wilson.
The boys JV sqad had early successes by capturing 1st in the 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard freestyle, and taking the runner-up spot in the 100-yard butterfly. However, entering the freestyle events, the Barons did not have the top seeds and fell shortly behind Long Beach Wilson and Los Alamitos. To top off the meet, the boys 400-yard free relay touched second, posting a time of 3:43.18, to out-touch Lakewood, who touched 3:43.37.
The highly renowned girls varsity team did not have to great of a meet, but still managed to pull away with 4th place out of 8 teams present. Jaime Dang (’13) was out-touched by Janelle Nguyen of Dos Pueblos by almost one-hundredth of a second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.19. However, Taylor Johnson (’12) claimed the 50-yard freestyle, posting a time of 24.21. Also the Lady Barons were swimming without key freestyler Sarah Yao (’14).
Appearances by Marina, Edison, and Los Alamitos will gauge the Barons swim team as they head toward Sunset League Finals and CIF-SS.
On Tuesday, the Barons will face the Los Alamitos Griffins at Los Alamitos High School, whose girls are currently ranked No. 5 and boys No.9 in Orange County.