Swimmers show determination in win

Staff writer

Vacation schedules and other conflicts lowered the number of Hillsboro swimmers competing Saturday at Solomon in a tri-meet with Peabody, but the Hillsboro team came away with first place by more than 100 points.

Hillsboro scored 601 points, followed by Peabody with 472, and Solomon with 361.

“The swimmers displayed great guts and determination at this meet, along with a willingness to adjust to new events and relays,” coach Stephanie Moss said. “We legitimately were missing half of our team and were still able to put together a winning performance.”

Moss said she was especially proud of her youngest swimmers, Lauryn Vogt, 5, and Gavin Priest, 6, who swam all of their events without using lane ropes as a crutch.

Several swimmers competed at higher than normal age levels to maximize points in relay competitions.

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