Swimmers break seven records in first meet

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Photo by Maggie Santos. Sam White breaking the pool record in the 200 freestyle.

The Manitou Springs swim team defeated the St. Mary’s Pirates handily, breaking seven records in the process.

The meet, held on December 6, saw Mustangs breaking six pool records and one Manitou record, with five events qualifying for State already.

Manitou blew out the Pirates 113-55, as freshmen Veronica Morin and Sam White had very strong individual and relay performances.

Photo by Maggie Santos.
Sam White breaking the pool record in the 200 freestyle.

Morin qualified for State in the 50 and 100 freestyle, broke the pool records in the 50 and 100 freestyle and broke the school record in the 50 freestyle, which has been held by Dani Quarry since 2003.

She explained how it felt to break that record being only a freshman.

“It feels really good. I want to keep racing and hopefully get more records by the end of the year,” said Morin.

Morin wasn’t the only freshman to dominate at the meet, as White qualified for State in the 200 freestyle and also broke the pool record for the race.

“It felt really cool and awesome to be a freshman and break the record,” said White. “It’s cool to surprise people.”

The Mustangs also qualified for the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay, and broke the pool record in the 400 freestyle relay.

“Everyone did really well,” said White. “We broke so many records, and a lot of people who had never swam before swam really well.”

The Mustangs’ next race will be against Fountain Valley, who Manitou hasn’t beaten in ten years.

By Keegan Bockhorst