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Las Positas swimmers shine at chilly San Mateo meet.

Las Positas swimmers shine at chilly San Mateo meet.
The Las Positas men’s and women’s swimming teams flexed some muscle in the College of San Mateo Invitational on March 16. Hawks coach, Jason Craighead said the focus of the meet was to get in a lot of swims and practice racing.
 
Mission accomplished.

“The conditions were less than ideal, with rain/wind, and very little rest between events,” Craighead said. “Our preparation and training paid off, as we were able to maintain our speed through multiple races in a very short amount of time.”
He added that it was good to see that the training is starting to pay off.
“My hope is that this meet was a boost in confidence and carries some momentum into our home meet next week,” he said.
Las Positas will host the Hawk Invite on March 23-24, beginning at 10 a.m. both days.
 
Here are some CSM meet highlights:
The Hawks got off to a flying start in the small meet with a victory in the women’s 200-yard medley relay. The team of Brooke Christian, Gaby Perez Del Rio, Mackenzie Bammer and Julia Vares had a time of 1:59.0.
 
The Hawks’ men’s 200 medley relay also cruised to victory time of 1:40.31 with a team of Lawrence Li, Audrk Antonio, Caleb Wagner and Esteban Perez Del Rio.
In the women’s 100 free, Negin Tehranian-Torgabeh led a 1-2-3 sweep for Las Positas with a winning time of 58.60. Christian won the women's 200 free (2:08.89). Esteban Perez Del Rio won the men’s 200 free (1:53.25).
 
Gaby Perez Del Rio won the women’s 200 fly (1:03.25), and Bammer won the women’s 50 free (26.94). Ryan Eckles was first in the men’s 50 free (22.52).
Las Positas also took first in the women’s 400 free relay (4:01.40) and men’s 400 free relay (3:35.14). Wagner won the men’s 100 breast (1:02.30), and Amaya Batiza won the 400 IM (5:09.73). The Hawks’ women topped the 200 free relay (1:49.43).