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Pacer swimmers douse Tualatin

SETH GORDON - Lakeridge's Matt McComish cruises to a victory in the backstroke in last week's dual meet against Tualatin.The Lakeridge swim teams came away with solid victories over Tualatin last week as they start to wind down for the stretch run of the season.

The Pacer boys handled the Timberwolves 97-73 while the girls were dominant in a 119-51 victory.

In the boys meet, Lakeridge got off to a fast start with an impressive win in the medley relay, followed by a win from Sam Swaim in the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:56.74.

Liam O'Shea and CJ Hansen then upped the Pacers' advantage by finishing 1-2 in the 200 individual medley with O'Shea touching the wall in 2:06.24.

Matt McComish added an impressive win in the 50 freestyle in a time of 23.63 and the Pacers then made it five wins in a row to start the meet with a 1-2-3 showing in the 100 butterfly with Hansen winning in one minute flat.

O'Shea scored his second victory of the night in the 100 freestyle, winning by nearly three seconds in 50.85.

Lakeridge cruised in the 200 freestyle relay and McComish, swimming in back-to-back races, won the 100 backstroke. The Pacers finished with a victory in the 400 freestyle relay by more than six seconds.

For the girls, Lakeridge opened by taking first and second in the medley relay. Sonya Ahmadyar followed with a victory in the 200 freestyle, finishing in just under two minutes. Katie Manzione backed that up with a dominant performance in the 200 IM in a time of 2:18.33.

Lakeridge went 1-2-3 in the 100 butterfly with Cristal McAninch winning, followed by Sonja Vaughan.

Lakeridge's depth was on display as it went 1-2 in the 200 freestyle relay as well before Mara Newman led a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 backstroke, winning in a time of 1:00.50.

Skye Buck capped off individual races with a victory in breaststroke in 1:11.42 and Lakeridge made it a clean sweep in the relays, taking first and second in the 400 freestyle relay as well.

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