Swim teams building on success

Published 1:10 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2024

The Davie boys swim team swept every event in a meet against East Forsyth and Glenn at the Davie YMCA on Jan. 12.

Zach Hirata won two events as Davie scored 158 points to East’s 15 and Glenn’s 10.   

Hirata’s individual dominance came in the 200 IM (2:07.46) and the 100 butterfly (1:01.04). Getting one win each were Ethan Diemer (200 free at 2:21.84), Aiden Davis (50 free at 24.33), Bryce Harnsberger (100 free at 56.00), Logan Zuleger (500 free at 6:21.77), Hayden Key (100 back at 1:20.77) and Earnhardt Harris (100 breast at 1:11.14).

The first-place relays teams were Davis, Zuleger, Hirata and Harnsberger in the 200 medley (1:57.61); Alex York, Xaiden Groff, Key and Zuleger in the 200 free (1:51.04); and Hirata, Harnsberger, Davis and Harris in the 400 free (4:12.85).

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The Davie girls, who claimed 10 of 11 events, did similar damage while piling up 146 points. East had 58 and Glenn 26.

The top individual was Logan White, who won the 200 free at 2:19.21 and the 100 breast at 1:14.33.

The other individual winners were Brady Sheek (200 IM at 2:42.23), Sarah Rajacich (100 butterfly at 1:11.31), Sophia Brady (100 free at 1:04.14), Olivia Dufur (500 free at 7:01.89) and Lilli Seats (100 back at 1:16.65).

Sweeping relays were Brady, White, Seats and Grace Butler (200 medley, 2:14.31); Sheek, Kayden Richardson, Samara McDaniel and Rajacich (200 free, 2:01.95); and Butler, Richardson, Riley McNeil and Sheek (400 free, 5:00.09).

“We had a lot of new personal bests (16) and 14 new swims accomplished,” coach Lance White said. “At this part of the season, any drop, even 0.05 seconds, should be celebrated.”