Swim Team tunes up for district with win at John Day invite
The Prineville Swim Team picked up its first meet championship of the year this past weekend in John Day.
"It went really well," Prine-ville head coach Halley Estes said Monday morning. "There was good competition and we won the meet."
The local swimmers rolled past Lakeview, John Day, The Dalles, Pendleton and Hi-Desert Swim Team from Burns to take first plce at the six-team invitational.
The win couldn't have come at a better time for Prineville, as the district meet is coming up starting tonight.
We started tapering down a little bit this week, so hopefully we are rested," Estes said.
In their final regular season meet of the year, the local team looked strong the entire meet as they rolled to the easy win.
Although the victory was a total team effort, Estes praised the efforts of Cameron Carr, Brady Hugie, Wyatt Kind, Luke Grogan, Victoria Coalwell and Emma Hehn.
Estes was quick to point out that this weekend's district meet will be much tougher.
Lakeview chose to leave the bulk of their team home this past weekend, but should be at full strength for the Cascade East District Championships, which will also be held in John Day.
"It's a long trip for them, so they will bring a lot more people for district," Estes said.
Prineville is the defending district champions. The meet is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. tonight and will continue through Sunday afternoon.
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