Continuing a longtime rivalry with Royal Acres Monday at home, the Pacific Swim Team fell to its Gateway Swimming and Diving Conference opponent, 273-238.
“Royal Acres is such a good team,” said Pacific Head Coach Hart Hillhouse. “They have really good swimmers who swim year round. I’m really happy we were close at the end of the meet. If we can get a couple seconds faster in a couple of events we could end up winning that meet. Our swimmers keep improving their times and we are having fun. I hope we can continue that through the last few weeks.”
Pacific returns to action Monday with a road meet at Lake of the Woods. Pacific’s final dual meet of the season will be at home July 9. Both meets start at 6 p.m.
In the Royal Acres meet, Pacific started with individual medley races.
Pacific’s winners were Elizabeth Wamsley, Nick Wamsley and Ashton Moore.
Placing second for the Pirates were McKinley Munk, Ryan Sauvage, Lexi Delmain and Joel Virtudazo.
Pacific’s third-place finishers were Matthew Wamsley and Livi Lindemann.
In the freestyle scoring heats, Pacific’s winners were Gabrielle Mattli, Elizabeth Wamsley, Nick Wamsley, Ashton Moore and Ricky Meyers.
In the breaststroke races, Pacific’s winners were Ian Cox, Elizabeth Wamsley, Ryan Sauvage, Coleman Kuseliauskas and Joel Virtudazo.
In the freestyle relays, Pacific’s winning teams were:
• Girls 9-10 (Emily Bratch, Jenna Raab, Elizabeth Wamsley and McKinley Munk);
• Boys 11-12 (Kyle Robinson, Tim Toney, Coleman Kuseliauskas and Ashton Moore); and
• Boys 15-18 (Joe Petersen, Joseph Schimsa, Joel Virtudazo and Ricky Meyers).
In the backstroke races, Pacific’s winners were Emily Bratch, Lilian Hardcastle, Lexi Delmain, Coleman Kuseliauskas and Ricky Meyers. In the butterfly races, Pacific’s winners in scoring heats were Gabrielle Mattli, Ted Toney, Nick Wamsley and Ashton Moore.
The meet concluded with medley relay races. Pacific’s winning teams were:
• Girls 8-Under (Crystal Martin, Isydor Van Deven, Gabrielle Mattli and Morgan Bratch);
• Girls 9-10 (McKinley Munk, Jenna Raab, Elizabeth Wamsley and Emily Bratch);
• Boys 9-10 (Jack Post, Matthew Wamsley, Jacob Sauvage and Jacob Donnelly);
• Boys 11-12 (Connor Robinson, Ryan Sauvage, Nick Wamsley and Adam Van Winkle);
• Boys 13-14 (Coleman Kuseliauskas, Kyle Robinson, Tim Toney and Adam Barnhart); and
• Boys 15-18 (Ricky Meyers, Joel Virtudazo, Ashton Moore and Joseph Schimsa).