The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming teams picked up decisive victories in their one and only home appearance of the season.
Los Alamos’ teams knocked off St. Pius X in the team standings at Saturday’s Los Alamos Invitational. Los Alamos’ girls scored 495.5 points, more than 150 points better than the Sartans, while the Hilltopper boys finished with 418 points to the Sartans’ 363.
Along the way, Los Alamos’ girls won five events and Los Alamos’ boys picked up six event wins. Sydney Schoonover (100-yard butterfly) and Jessica Moore (100 breaststroke) were individual winners on the girls side, while Sam Harris (200 freestyle), Nick Greenfield (100 freestyle), Trey Pereyra (500 freestyle) and Alex Jaegers (100 backstroke) picked up individual wins for the Hilltopper boys.
Additionally, Los Alamos won five of the six relay events Saturday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
Los Alamos was without several of its top swimmers this weekend, as there were other big club events going on around the southwest which some of the Hilltoppers’ key personnel elected to attend instead.
Saturday’s meet was the second of the season for Los Alamos’ teams, which earned top-three finishes at last month’s Peter B. Barney Relays at Albuquerque Academy.