Swimming and diving: LA girls take third at St. Mike's

-A A +A
By Mike Cote

Even with almost all of its varsity swimmers taking the day off, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls still turned in respectable showings at Saturday's St. Michael's Invitational.

Los Alamos' girls still made the top three in team competition at Saturday's meet. The boys team results weren't available at press time.

Going into this week's Albuquerque Academy Invitational, Los Alamos head coach Bev Leasure wanted to make sure her varsity was fresh and sat most of her top swimmers. But several boys and girls came through for the 'Toppers with big swims, which is what she was looking for.

She was particularly impressed with the performance of her girls 50-yard freestylers Saturday, several of whom managed to chop down season- and personal-best times in the event.

"It gives us a lot more depth and a lot of options on relays," Leasure said. "We had a lot of kids last year who were 28, 29, 30 (seconds)."

In the event, four Hilltoppers Vanessa Chavez, Taylor Montoya, Chelsea McLean and Maria Musgrave turned in sub-29 second performances. Montoya was down .22 of a second with her time of 28.38, and Musgrave knocked off nearly a full second with her time of 28.47.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday