Women’s Swim and Dive at States

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Women’s Swim and Dive at States

Molly Houser and Mandira Gowda

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//MOLLY HOUSER & MANDIRA GOWDA//

Vista’s swim and dive team placed came in second place overall in the 2019 state championships.

“I did really good on the relays in that I had pretty good times, and in my individuals, I didn’t place as high as I’d like to, but I went to finals in all of my events, so that was pretty good,” junior Annie Osmun said. “In the 50 freestyle I started the season with 25.5s and by the end of state I had reached 24.0s.”

Despite a close second to Fairview High School, the Golden Eagles had a lot of support through their successful season.

“[This season I did not improve] athletically, but the team dynamic has improved,” Osmun said. “I’ve gotten closer with a lot of the girls, and we now know each other’s strengths, which is really important on the relays.”

Mountain Vista had a seed swim time of 1:45:90. This is a major improvement from last year, where they placed ninth at states. This improvement was made possible by the inspiring new athletes, like freshman Shayda Zarrin.

“I do cross country, track, and swimming,” Zarrin said. “Some days it gets kind of hard, but honestly, it’s not that bad. I run after school, then I have an hour or so to do homework, then I go swimming, then I get home and I usually do a little more homework and get into bed by 10 p.m.”

With dedicated athletes who value both personal and team improvement, Vista has a high chance of placing first next year.

Photo courtesy of Rob Nasser, Christine Dennis, and Carol Nasser.