As the Los Alamos swimming and diving teams prepare for this weekend's District 1 championships, several of the athletes have already secured a spot at the state championships with qualifying times.
For the rest of the team, the district championships, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Santa Fe's Genoveva Chavez Community Center, will be the last chance to earn a spot at the state meet.
The Hilltopper girls, however, already have at least one swimmer in every event that's qualified for state.
Sarah Lott has led Los Alamos' charge by qualifying in six individual events. Lott's highest state seed so far is in the 100-yard freestyle. Lott's time of 52.21 seconds is the No. 3 fastest seed time. The University of Utah commit has also qualified for state in the 50 free (fourth, 24.11), the 200 free (fourth, 1:56.76), the 200 individual medley (ninth, 2:17.82), the100 butterfly (fifth, 1:00.70) and the 500 free (eighth, 5:22.64).
Several other Hilltopper girls have qualified in those events and some others, as well.
Also qualified in the 200 free are Kaitlynn Bennett (17th, 2:03.51) and Isabelle Runde (25th, 2:05.90).