CHS swimmers sweep titles at Valley

CNJ staff

ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis High boys and girls swimming teams finished first in the Valley Invitational Saturday, winning the girls 200 meter relay, and the 200, 100 and 50-meter freestyles.

For the boys, junior Miles Ware won the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 13.22 seconds while Nicholas DeMaio won the 500-meter freestyle with a time of 6:15.76. The boys team claimed the 200-meter freestyle relay with a time of 1:49.6.

The girls posted an overall team score of 156 points in the five-school meet, with Valley second at 117. Clovis won the boys team title with 121 points to 95 for the runnerup host Vikings.

“It’s the first time the boys have won a meet; this is the second year they’ve been in the program,” Clovis coach Vincent DeMaio said. “To go up and win both meets is really great. it’s a great start to the season, and we’re really excited.”

Saturday
Valley Invitational
At Albuquerque
Boys
Team standings:
1. Clovis 121; 2. Valley 95; 3. Bosque 66; 4. Del Norte 64; 5. Rio Grande 41.
Clovis results
200M freestyle:
2. Nicolas DeMaio 2:13.22. 200M individual medley: 1. Miles Ware 2:17.74. 100M freestyle: 4. Josh Bussen 1:02.62. 500M freestyle: 1. DeMaio 6:15.76. 200M freestyle relay: 1. Ware, Landon Dalley, Bussen, DeMaio 4:02.10. 400M freestyle relay: 1. Ware, Dalley, Bussen, DeMaio 4:02.10.
Girls
Team standings:
1. Clovis 156; 2. Valley 117; 3. Rio Grande 61; 4. Bosque 58; 5. Del Norte 54.
Clovis results
200M medley relay:
1. Janette Soto, Amber Espinoza, Portia Gibbons, Claire Simpson 2:13.8; 4. Chelsey Carter, Jill Southard, Sarah McCormick, Martha Chace 2:28.62. 200 freestyle: 1. Katelyn Jeffs 2:17.19; 2. Kelsey Britt 2:26.73. 50M freestyle: 1. Simpson 27.98; 4. Soto 31.17. 100M freestyle: 1. Gibbons 1:07.12; 3. Carter 1:11.06. 500M freestyle: 2. Jeffs 6:23.53; 3. Britt 6:50.90. 200M freestyle relay: 2. Soto, Gibbons, Jeffs, Simpson. 100M breaststroke: 2. Amber Espinoza 1:21.20. 400M freestyle relay: 1. Simpson, Britt, Gibbons, Jeffs 4:18.10; 3. Southard, Carter, Chase, Soto 4:42.0.