The Virgin Valley High School coed swim team opened its season with a dual meet against Valley High School of Las Vegas Saturday afternoon at the Las Vegas Municipal Pool.
The Lady Bulldogs had a strong showing winning all three relays; the 200 freestyle and the one-meter springboard in rolling to a 139-65 win over the Lady Vikings.
The boys’ team was not as fortunate, however. The Bulldogs did win the 200 medley relay and 100 freestyle, but came up short in falling 113-83 to the Vikings.
On the girls’ side, the team of Sydney Ludvigson, Kennedi Ludvigson, Kallie Graves and Taylor Waite captured the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:11.24. They also won the 200 freestyle relay (2:04.18) and 400 freestyle relay (4:55.46).
Kennedi Ludvigson also was victorious in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:30.05 with her Lady Bulldog teammate Aileen Quinones placing second at 2:50.36. Quinones also placed second in the 100 freestyle at 1:14.27.
Graves finished second in the 200 IM at 2:58.17 while Waite was second in the 50 freestyle at 28.81.
In the one-meter springboard, Shandi Stiner won the event with a score of 85.80 with teammate Elizabeth DeLeon finishing second at 71.05.
“Our girls did exceptionally well,” VVHS head coach Jan White said. “They beat their beat their best times from last year in the medley and 200 freestyle relay.”
On the boys’ side, Andrew Memmott had a big day for the Bulldogs winning the 100 freestyle with a time of 55.18 and placing second in the 50 freestyle at 24.58.
The 200 medley relay team captured first place with a time of 2:15.46 with the 200 freestyle team placing second at 1:47.94. Keaton Ogden placed second in the 200 freestyle at 2:21.96.
“Our boys had a tough time with DQs, but that can be fixed,” White said. “Overall, this team is looking good.”