Lady Cats post win at Hobbs Invite

CNJ staff

HOBBS —Clovis High’s girls posted a team victory in Saturday’s Hobbs Invite while the boys were third.

Due to problems compiling scores in a meet which was scored 16 deep, team scores were not available. Behind the Lady Wildcats were Alamogordo and Hobbs, while the boys finished behind Hobbs and Artesia.

The girls placed in all 10 swimming events and won six of them, including two by senior Madison Silveira. The boys scored in eight and won five, with junior Everett Ward winning two individual events.

The Wildcats posted five new state qualifying marks and set four meet records — Case Schaap in the 200 freestyle (2:03.88), Everett Ward in the 200 individual medley (2:22.96) and 100 backstroke (1:04.05) and the 400 freestyle relay team (3:50.28).

The girls added two new state qualifiers and were involved in three records — Madison Silveira in the 200 IM (2:35.87, sophomore Gabby Carrasco in the 400 freestyle (5:03.41) and the 400 freestyle relay team.

“It was a great meet for us,” CHS coach Vincent de Maio said. “The kids swam very well and were very competitive.

“We’re just getting ready for state and focusing on our technique.”

The Cats and Lady Cats return to action on Saturday in Santa Fe Prep’s Griffin Invitational, the final regular-season meet. District competition is slated for Feb. 15 at Carlsbad, with the state meet on tap Feb. 21-22 at Albuquerque Academy.

SUMMARY
Saturday
Hobbs Invite
Boys
Team standings (top 3 of 7, point totals n/a): 1. Hobbs; 2. Artesia; 3. Clovis.
Clovis results
200 medley relay: 3. Ethan Gallegos, Case Schaap, Everett Ward, Paden Simms 2:01.46. 200 freestyle: 1. Schaap 2:03.88 (MR, SQ); 4. James Skuse 2:18.60. 200 individual medley: 1. Ward 2:22.96 (MR, SQ); 2. Simms 2:24.51 (SQ); 3. Gallegos 2:32.18. 100 freestyle: 2. Schaap 56.33 (SQ). 400 freestyle: 1. Skuse 4:50.70; 2. Sean White 5:01.34; 3. Glen Southard 5:32.81. 200 freestyle relay: 3. Skuse, White, Case Smith, Gallegos 2:00.69. 100 backstroke: 1. Ward 1:04.05 (MR); 3. Simms 1:09.20 (SQ). 400 freestyle relay: 1. Ward, Gallegos, Schaap, Simms 3:50.28 (MR).
Girls
Team standings (top 3 of 7, point totals n/a): 1. Clovis; 2. Alamogordo; 3. Hobbs.
Clovis results
200 medley relay: 1. Madison Silveira, Jasmine White, Olivia Reeb, Caitlin Dial 2:14.93. 200 frestyle: 2. Gabby Carrasco 2:24.48; 3. Reeb 2:29.73; 4. Annie Smith 2:31.34; 5. Jayci Nigreville 2:31.42. 200 individual medley: 1. Silveira 2:35.87 (MR, SQ); 2. White 2:45.68. 50 freestyle: 1. Dial 29:13. 100 freestyle: 1. Dial 1:03.51. 100 butterfly: 2. Silveira 1:11.94 (SQ); 3. Katie Kelly 1:15.10; 4. White 1:21.07. 400 freestyle: 1. Carrasco 5:03.41 (MR); 3. Nigreville 5:21.08. 200 freestyle relay: 2. Kelly, Smith, Nigreville, Carrasco 2:06.53. 100 backstroke: 2. Kelly 1:18.24; 3. Smith 1:21.89; 4. Morgan Patterson 1:31.24. 100 breaststroke: 1. Reeb 1:28.84. 400 freestyle relay: 1. Silveria, Reeb, White, Dial 4:25.87 (MR); 3. (Clovis B) Kelly, Smith, Nigreville, Carrasco 4:43.10.
MR—meet record. SQ—new state-qualifying mark.