Cleveland High was seventh and Rio Rancho finished 12th among two-dozen male swimming and diving teams competing Feb. 16 at the state meet, held at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium. (The girls’ meet is being held Saturday.)
Los Alamos won the meet with 338 points; the Storm had 116 points, while the Rams garnered 72.
Philip McLaughlin had the best finish for the Storm, placing third in the 100-freestyle with a time of 48.38 seconds. He was fifth in the 100-backstroke in 55.93.
He also anchored CHS’s fourth-place 400-freestyle relay team; Anthony Sirignano, Seth McLaughlin and Noah Lee rounded out that quartet.
Seth McLaughlin, Sirignano, Lee and Wyatt Sutton comprised the Storm’s seventh-place 200-freestyle relay squad, which finished 0.2 second and.one spot ahead of the Rams’ quartet of Dylan Bonnett, Carson Rice, Kevin Perez and Jacob Ahyo.
The Rams’ 200-medley relay team was seventh: Trenton McDonald, Bonnett, Rice and Ahyo made up that team.
Bonnett had the top individual finish for the Rams, when he placed fifth in the 100-breaststroke (1:00.49), after entering the meet with the fastest time.