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Reynolds girls use quick start to beat Centennial

SWIMMING - Raiders rely on depth to win boys meet
by: David Ball, Reynolds swimmer Aubrey Maricle comes up for air during her winning effort in the 200 medley Thursday afternoon.

The Reynolds girls swim team scored first-place points in the first four races and never trailed during a 96-74 win at Centennial on Thursday, Jan. 10.

The Raiders took an 18-point lead into the break when sophomore Lily Gall won a tight battle in the 50-yard freestyle. She hit the turn side-by-side with Centennial's Cynthia Ni, but a strong push off the wall helped Gall pull away on her way to the finish.

'I could see her with me the whole way, but I just really wanted to get the win,' Gall said.

It was her second victory of the day after claiming the 200 freestyle a few minutes earlier. Teammate Aubrey Maricle also earned multiple wins, taking first in the 200 medley and 500 freestyle.

The Centennial boys scored first-place points in 8 of the 11 races, but it wasn't enough as Reynolds used its depth to secure a 100-70 victory. The Raiders gained the lead in the day's second race when Jacob Taylor paced a 1-2-3 sweep in the 200 freestyle.