Ainsley Ellis – Mustangs Ahead

Mustang swimmers make a splash.

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS varsity swim team had their third swim meet against Manatee, Braden River, and Saint Stephens on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

The team placed first with the girls scoring 219 points and the boys scoring 162 for a combined score of 380, beating Saint Stephens by one point.

Several Mustangs placed first in their events –

  • Dimiter Zafirov: Boys 200 Yard Freestyle (1:53.35), Boys 100 Yard Butterfly (55.00)
  • Carter Kauffold: Boys 200 Yard IM (2:19.92), Boys 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:11.15)
  • Nicole Majewski: Girls 50 Yard Freestyle (28.04)
  • Abby Loefgren: Girls 100 Yard Butterfly (1:08.41)
  • Phoebe Duval: Girls 500 Yard Freestyle (5:31.69)

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Mustangs also placed first in five out of the six relays they participated in.

Sophomore Connor Allen said, “We had a great meet against Manatee, Braden River, and Saint Stephens. We had to work hard to beat all these teams as they are some of the bests in the county so now, I think we are in a really good position to win counties again.”

The Mustangs next meet is at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.