PUT YOUR HANDS UP. Both the girls and boys swim team huddle together at the end of their meet. photo/Lara Dusing

Both the boys (1-1) and girls (1-1) swim teams faced Dr. Phillips High School on Sept. 6 at the Wadeview Pool. Coming up short, the teams finished 64-106 and 74-96, respectively.

The evening started with seniors Eleanor McDonald, Valerie Campanalie, Chloe Conyers and junior River Hastings placing second in the 200 medley relay (2:06.89). Also in the 200 medley relay, senior Chase Herron and juniors Jacob Smith, Ethan Mortensen and Ivan Mihanovic took first (1:50.94).

McDonald and Hastings continued to gain points for the girls, McDonald placing second in the 200 freestyle (2:11.64), Hastings following in third (2:14.15), and senior Abigail Smith finishing fifth (2:39.27).

Keeping the momentum, junior Elias Contogonas sweeped his competition in the 200 individual medley, finishing more than ten seconds before his opponents (2:05.38). Junior Robert Duckworth took fourth (2:33.82) and Mihanovic placed sixth (2:39.34), respectively.

Conyers took off in the 50 freestyle, placing first (26.40) and getting the only win of the night for the girls. Senior Sophia Sanders (30.83) and junior Caroline Wenzel (32.13) followed in fourth and fifth.

Due to a miscounting of laps in the 500 freestyle, Contogonas placed second (5:25.96) after waiting on the wall for a few seconds before being notified of the mistake and finishing his final lap.

Also placing second in the 500 freestyle was Campanalie (5:55.13), with freshman Emma Reed (6:31.06) and Smith (7:11.20) coming in fourth and sixth.

In the 200 free relay, Herron, Smith, and juniors Adriel Puello and Beau Staton placed second (1:45.94) along with Conyers, Smith, Sanders and Reed also finishing in second for the girls (1:59.59).

Junior Russell Dagon finished strong in the meet, placing first in the 100 breast strokes (1:05.59), with Staton (1:18.95) and Duckworth (1:22.82) finishing fifth and sixth.

Both teams lost to the Panthers with a final score of 64-106 for the boys and 74-96 for the girls.

Come out at 6 p.m. to support the swim teams as they take on their rival Lake Nona High School on Sept. 13 at the Wadeview Pool.

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