The SFC Varsity Swim Team faced the Oceanside High School Pirates and the Army-Navy Warriors (Varsity Boys only) in their 3rd swim meet of the season on Thursday, March 23rd.
The Varsity boys claimed their second victory of the season with a 59-40 win over the Army-Navy cadets and wins in 8 of 9 events! The Eagles team composed of Junior Ian Arnold, Freshman Mitchell Bailey, Sophomore Tyler Benton and Senior Max Pagon led the meet from the first swimmer in the first event with a victory in the 200 Medley Relay. Pagon dominated in the sprint Freestyle events, with 1st place finishes in the 50 and 100 races. Arnold grabbed 2nd place with a solid swim in the 100 Backstroke, while Bailey claimed the top spot in the 100 Breastroke. Finally, the dream team of Arnold/Benton/Bailey/Pagon wrapped up the meet with a resounding 1st place finish in the 400 Freestyle Relay.
The Lady Eagles fought valiantly against the Oceanside Lady Pirates, but came up short with a 66-83 loss. A significant improvement over last year's 55-82 margin, the girls won 7 of 10 events. Senior Revere Schmidt claimed 1st's in the 200 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly. Sophomore Gisele Patron also grabbed the top spot in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle races, while Senior Grace Chrisopoulos continued the winning streak, taking 1st place in the 100 Backstroke. Freshman Linxi Barker took 3rd in both the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breastroke, while Juniors Amy Wolter and Julia Wallace finished 3rd in the 500 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke, respectively. The SFC Relay Team of Schmidt/Chrisopoulos/Barker/Patron had incredible races in both the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays, taking 1st place in both.
While the Varsity Boys came up short against the Oceanside Pirates with a 39-65 loss, this was a tremendous improvement over the 2022 final score of 17-87! The Eagles claimed top 3 spots, with Pagon taking 1st in the 50 and 100 Freestyle and Arnold in the winning the 100 Backstroke. In one of the closest races of the meet, Arnold was tenths of a second off 1st place, driving hard for 2nd in the 100 Butterfly. Bailey and Benton both raced for 2nd in the 100 Breastroke and 200 Freestyle, respectively. The relay team of Arnold/Bailey/Benton/Pagon captured 2nd places in the 200 Medley and 400 Freestyle relays.
Schmidt and Pagon earned CIF Championship Automatic time standards, while Patron, Bailey, Arnold, and all four Eagle relays earned Consideration cuts.
The Eagles next meet will be Satuday April 1st as they take on Sage Creek Highschool at the Boys and Girls Club