The Lady Trojan swimmers and divers lost to Delta Thursday night. Lylah Hutson led the way for the Trojans winning two events on the evening in the 200 Individual Medley and the 500 Freestyle. Hutson defeated a two-time state qualifier from Delta in the 500 for the victory. Also placing well for the Trojans was Elena Millikan, placing 1st in the 100 Backstroke and 2nd in the 50 Freestyle. Sacha Shunneson barely lost the diving competition by just over a point, for a strong 2nd place finish, and also placed 3rd in the 100 Freestyle. Payton Plank had a 2nd place finish in the 200 Freestyle, and placed 3rd in the 100 Breaststroke. Madi Moffitt had a season best swim in the 100 Backstroke for a strong 2nd place finish behind Millikan. Rylan Blessinger rounded out the top 3 finishes with a 3rd place finish in the 100 Butterfly.
In the Relays, the Medley Relay team of Millikan, Shunneson, Hutson, and Plank finished 2nd. The 400 Freestyle Relay team of Millikan, Blessinger, Moffitt, and Hutson also finished in 2nd place. Rounding out the relays, the team of Shunneson, Moffitt, Blessinger, and Plank swam to a 3rd place finish in the 200 Freestyle Relay.
Overall, the coaches are really happy with how we performed. When you glance at the results they don’t look very good initially, but after looking at our times and seeing the improvement our swimmers are making, we are really happy with where we are and how everyone is swimming. After running our time check, which we do after every meet, we had 42 season best times last night, so we are elated about that. Girls sectional is only a couple weeks away. So the main training for them is over, and now it’s getting down to refining and preparing to make that push to go into sectionals at our best. The boys sectional is 4 weeks away, so we have a couple more weeks of intensive training planned for them before we get to the place where the girls are at right now. First though, we are going to get prepared to celebrate our seniors here Tuesday night against Centerville.