The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School swim team headed out to Billerica on Friday to race against Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. The team had a very successful day, tallying 94 points to Shawsheen’s 65.
There were several standout performances in the pool Friday evening. On the boys’ side, the medley relay team of Aiden Acuna Rosa, Jason Yan, Jeremy Cheng and Dylan Phan placed first with a time of 1:45.43. In the 100 backstroke and the 100 breaststroke, Acuna Rosa and Cheng continued their stellar seasons with first place finishes. The team of Yan, Acuna Rosa, Cheng and Jaden Anthony finished first in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:39.16). Anthony led the pack in the 200-yard freestyle with a lifetime best of 1:57.12, just .2 seconds off a state cut. In second was Thomas Sodeyama-Cardoso in a lifetime best of 2:00.88, and Henry Cao finished the 1-2-3 finish in a lifetime best of 2:08.39.
For the girls, three Lady Eagles stepped into the pool and delivered great results in the 500-yard freestyle. Isabella Cirame and Isabelle Pennachio led a 1-2-3 finish as they both went lifetime bests, respectively, in 5:54.57 and 6:08.89. Cirame dropped over 20 seconds from her previous lifetime best. In the 50 freestyle, Lana Albuquerque was in third in 26.64. The medley relay team of Albuquerque, Crystal Tang, Sydney Cao and Cirame placed third at 2:03.25.
After a successful first half of their season, the swim team will be taking a short break from racing over the weekend; however, they will be back in action on January 11 against Innovation, Nashoba and Lowell Catholic.