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The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming teams held off the St. Pius X Sartans this weekend to claim the top spots at Saturday’s Artesia Invitational.
The Hilltopper girls earned 233 team points to earn the victory at Artesia while the Sartans finished with 190 points to finish as the runners-up Saturday, with Alamogordo grabbing 185 points in third place.
Los Alamos’ boys also had to fend off a charge from St. Pius, but won by a margin of 246-214. Only one other team on the boys side finished with more than 89 points.
This was the second win of the 2012-13 season for both the Hilltopper boys and girls.
Individually for the Hilltopper girls, Sarah Lott (50-yard freestyle), Anna Wermer (100 freestyle) and Ashlynn Bennett (200 individual medley) and Kaitlin Bennett (100 breaststroke) earned victories Saturday. Ashlynn Bennett also had a second place finish in the 100 backstroke.
For Los Alamos’ boys, they had two individual top finishers, Sam Harris in the 200 individual medley and Connor Schultz in the 100 breaststroke. Harris finished second in the 100 backstroke and Schultz did likewise in the 100 butterfly.
1. Los Alamos, 233; 2. St. Pius X, 190; 3. Alamogordo, 185; 4. Carlsbad, 122; 5. Artesia, 83; 6. Mesilla Valley Christian, 6; 7. NMMI, 4.
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