Los Alamos’ Alex Jaegers, center, and Kaan Unal, right, dive in the pool at the start of the 100-yard freestyle final Saturday in Santa Fe. Jaegers went on to win the race in 50.45 seconds while Unal placed third.
LA swim teams dominate district meet

SANTA FE — The Los Alamos boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams dominated the District 1 championships Friday and Saturday at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center.
The Hilltoppers won 14 of the 24 contested events and had an athlete finish in the top-three in every other event.
The Hilltopper girls scored 630 points to easily win the team race. Santa Fe High School finished second with 252 while Piedra Vista took third with 238.5.
The Hilltopper boys won their team title with 514.5, followed by Santa Fe Prep (297) and Farmington (231).
While it was the Hilltopper girls’ strength in numbers that helped them score so many points (in some events they had four of the top five finishers), Sarah Lott had a standout day, breaking district records in two individual events and swimming on two relays that also set new records.
The individual district records Lott broke were her own.
In the 100-yard freestyle, Lott won the race in 52.98 seconds, breaking her record of 53.72 that she set in 2014. Kaitlin Bennett (second, 66.72) Sydney Schoonover (fourth), and Niamh Short (fifth) helped Los Alamos pile up the points by claiming four of the top five spots.


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