The Wave climbs higher and higher
The Greenwave swim team had a great meet in Truckee Saturday, coming away with top three in 16 events.
Isaac Kelsey was a highlight of the meet. He took first place in the boys’ 100-yard freestyle (1:00.64) and was in the first place 200-yard freestyle relay team (1:46.66) along with Ruben Alanis, Kendall Rogers and Christian Nemeth. Kelsey also took third in the 50-yard freestyle (26.58).
Fallon also claimed first in the girls’ 200-yard freestyle relay (2:06.63) with Madison Tiede, Ashby Trotter, Amber Revels and Kaelehn Nemeth. The Lady Wave also took second in the girls’ 200-yard medley relay (2:24.64) with the same team. The Greenwave took second in the boys’ 200-yard medley relay (1:59.48) with Kendall Rogers, Alanis, Christian Nemeth and Kelsey.
“Our relay teams did an excellent job; the kids did really nice,” said Fallon coach Ken Grimes.
The coach said the meet went well, and the swimmers made new best times and had first-time qualifiers. There were some disqualifications for starting early, but Grimes said everything was OK and it was just a matter of timing and practice. He recalled there were some swimmers who swam in new events and they were growing every day.
Grimes noted Fallon’s main competition during the meet was Lowry. He said the Greenwave scored a number of first places over the Winnemucca team.
Grimes also said the team is constantly growing and taking things away from each meet to improve. He said they’re trying to learn from their mistakes.
Fallon has two more meets before spring break. This weekend they go to South Tahoe and have a bye week next week before they swim on April 15.
Grimes said Fallon’s main competition will be against South Tahoe itself. The Greenwave swimmers have not competed against the Vikings yet, so Grimes doesn’t know much about them.
“They usually have a pretty strong team,” he said.