Lady Jays swimming continued to stay close with the competition, but a first win on the season remained elusive Friday.

Oakville was able to hang on to defeat Washington, 130-124, in a tri meet at University City. The host school finished with 29 points.

“We keep narrowing the gap, but no cigar — yet,” Head Coach Lane Page said.

Washington started the meet by taking both first and second in the 200 medley relay.

The Lady Jays recorded two other first-place finishes, both in individual events.

McKenzie Dohm placed first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 27.51 and Maddie Tchiblakian posted the top time, 1:23.70, in the 100 breaststroke.

In addition to the opening relay, Washington scored six other second-place finishes on the day.

Aubrie Moreland swam second in both the 200 freestyle (2:13.27) and the 100 backstroke (1:11.51).

Dohm finished second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:03.01.

Struckhoff placed second in the 200 individual medley at 2:46.13. 

The Lady Jays 400 freestyle relay teams finished in second and third place.

Washington had five four individuals return a third-place finish.

Darby Eime swam third in the 100 butterfly, Olivia Diederich in the 100 freestyle, Elizabeth Sander in the 100 backstroke and Zoe Sykes in the 100 breaststroke.

Oakville took both first and second in the 200 free relay, leaving Washington’s two relay units in third and fourth.

Fourth-place finishers for Washington at the event included Holly Hoerstkamp in the 200 freestyle, Tchiblakian in the 200 individual medley, Kylee Perriman in the 50 freestyle, Jenna Loepker in the 100 butterfly and Struckhoff in the 500 freestyle.

There are two Struckhoffs on the team, Hannah and Molly. Results provided did not specify which of the two competed in which event and attempts to clarify did not receive a response prior to press time. 

Results also did not clarify which members of the team swam in which relays at the event.