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Pacer swimmers have no problem with Lions

The Lakeridge girls oust a strong West Linn team while the boys win easily


The Lakeridge swim teams earned a sweep of West Linn last week in a strong opening dual meet for both the Pacer boys and girls.

The Lakeridge boys won convincingly 100-69 while the girls held off a strong charge from the powerful Lions for a 91-79 victory.

In the girls event, Lakeridge picked up its first victory in the 200 freestyle with Sonya Ahmadyar's win in the 2:05.58. She was followed by teammate Sonja Vaughan in second.

Cristal McAninch and Lisa Douglas took 2-3 in the 200 individual medley followed by another 1-2 finish for the Pacers in the 50 freestyle.

Skye Buck won that event in 26.28, just in front of teammate Katie Manzione.

Ariana Chin and Sophie French took second and third in the 100 butterfly and Lakeridge picked up another victory from Ahmadyar in the 500 freestyle in a time of 5:36.56.

Manzione and Chin would also take second and third in the 100 breaststroke as the Pacers' depth was enough to seal the victory.

For the boys, Lakeridge won the majority of the events and rolled to a big victory.

The team of CJ Hansen, Liam O'Shea, Matthew McComish and Sam Swaim won the 200 medley relay convincingly in a time of 1:46.82.

Hansen then scored his first individual win of the night with a narrow victory in the 200 freestyle in 1:55.18.

O'Shea would follow with a two-second victory in the individual medley in 2:01.17 and McComish captured the 50 freestyle in 23.53.

Just a few minutes later, McComish was back for the 100 butterfly, which he won by more than a second in 57.70.

In the 100 freestyle, O'Shea and Nicholas Lauritsen scored a 1-2 finish. Later, in the 100 backstroke, Hansen and Swaim would do the same with Hansen winning in 58.27 seconds.

Wrapping up the meet, Lakeridge's 4x400 team of McComish, Hansen, Swaim and O'Shea won by more than five seconds in 3:30.21.