Carlmont swimmers dominate over Terra Nova Tigers


Carlmont sophomore swimmer Sam King reaches for the wall during a race.

Carlmont sophomore swimmer Sam King reaches for the wall during a race.

Despite the cold temperature, the Scots easily pulled out another victory against Terra Nova High School on Mar. 21, 2013.

All of the Carlmont swimmers seemed very relaxed, and were just having fun during this meet. Many swimmers used it as practice going into more difficult meets coming up such as Aragon and Sequoia.

“We usually win against Terra Nova, and although some of our swimmers were taking it easy, we won pretty easily,” commented sophomore varsity swimmer Mariah Tao.

Terra Nova, located in Pacifica tends to be rather cold and windy, as it was during the meet. Many of the Carlmont team members tried their best to stay warm in the warm up pool until just before their event.

“It was really cold, but at least it wasn’t raining like last year!” said sophomore swimmer Pierre Llorach.

For the junior varsity teams, the Carlmont boys won by a score of 144-37, which was the largest margin between Carlmont and Terra Nova. Junior varsity girls also won by a large margin, with the score 124-56.

Varsity girls had similar scores winning 129-41, and the varsity boys won 108-59, with the closes margin of victory. Freshman Kendall Kaufmann said, “I think all of our teams swam really well, and it shows through our scores.”

Although the team was happy with the outcome of the meet, some swimmers noticed something that could have potentially impacted the scores radically.

Tao stated, “Their pool doesn’t have touch pads, so they have other team members and students handle the buttons to record the finish times. When we finished a race, they kept pushing the button a few seconds late, and sometimes it even affected the standings that showed on the board.”

This controversy did not affect the outcome in this meet, but would have raised quite an issue if the meet ended with closer team scores.