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Gila Ridge edges Havasu swimming at Yuma meet

September 14, 2018 GMT

The Lake Havasu swim team made the trip down to Yuma on Thursday and fell just short to host Gila Ridge in team scores.

The boys scored 88 points as a team behind the Hawks 154 and the girls fared a little better with 117 behind the Gila Ridge girls which scored 154 points.

San Luis was also at the meet but did not come close to scoring near Havasu or Gila Ridge.

“We seemed a little sluggish but that is pretty normal for this point in our season,” Lake Havasu coach Giulia Dickinson said over the phone. “Practices get harder and school gets a little busier. A large majority of our good swims came for our newer swimmers.”

Dickinson said junior Elescka Fran and senior Michael Johnsen excelled in their individual events of the 500 freestyle.

The Hawks and the Knights have a “frenemy” relationship according to Dickinson.

“We also hope for our best swims to come against (Gila Ridge),” Dickinson said. “Win or loos this is always a competitive meet for us. (This meet) is earlier in the season than it usually is, so it came with a new set of challenges.”

The Knights host the Havasu Relay Meet on Saturday at 9 a.m. consisting of the river schools.