Swim season sendoff

Gabriela d'Souza, Staff Writer

[media-credit name=”Sarah Fecher” align=”alignright” width=”225″][/media-credit]As swimming season came to a close, the Carlmont Scots decided to make one last big splash in a pool filled with Peninsula Athletic League final swimmers last Saturday, when both the male and female junior varsity teams took first place overall in the league.

The junior varsity girls, who were previously ranked third in the league, beat the top two ranked teams by exactly 161 points, coming out of the pool as league champions. The boys were ranked second in the league prior to PAL finals, but technically tied for first, also came out as league champions by a staggering 175 points.

The coach, Jim Kelly, expressed his joy by saying, “I could not be happier with the way we swam yesterday,” in an email to the team.

As shown with their results, the Carlmont junior varsity swimmers put in everything they had to show the other schools what the Scots can do.

However, not only did they show other schools, but they also showed themselves. In a race against the clock, girl’s junior varsity 200 yard medley relay beat all other competitors with a time of 1:58:55. The team, comprised of Mariah Tao, Elizabeth Staton, Samantha King, and Kristen Denney, all of whom are freshman, won not only PAL with their time, but also qualified for Central Coast Sectionals and beat out the other Carlmont medley team by 1:07:06.

Sadly, the boys’ 200 yard medley relay did not show the same force and pulled a backwards Michael Phelps when they missed the qualifying time by a fraction of second. But, Carlmont’s boys will be represented by Nico Camerino in the 200 IM, Jordan Tang in the 100 Back, and Joe McGill in the 100 Breast.

Not only will the 200 yard medley team of freshman be representing the girls, but also by Kristen Denney in the 50 free, Mariah Tao in the 100 Back, and Elizabeth Staton in the 100 Breast.

These swimming Scots will continue to practice until CCS this Friday.