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Carlsbad sends swim team to State championships

The Carlsbad swim team will compete in three relay races and seven individual races this week at the state championship meet at Albuquerque Academy. The girls swim on Thursday and the boys swim on Saturday.

The Carlsbad Cavemen and Cavegirls swim teams will once again head to the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium this week for a chance at state championship glory.

During Saturday’s district swim meet both the Cavemen and Cavegirls 200 medley relay teams earned state qualifying times. The boys team consists of Jacob DeMichele, Matthew Pavlik, Ty Longoria and Zechariah Char, who finished in second place with a time of 1:51.31.

The Cavegirls team of Isabella Corder, Zoe Char, Sophia Corder and Colette Dhenin won the event with a time of 1:51.93. This same foursome also took first place in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:44.19.

The Carlsbad Cavegirl relay team will compete in both the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle races on Thursday at Albuquerque Academy with hopes of winning a state title.

Three Cavegirls will swim in five individual events and one Caveman will compete in two additional races.

Senior Isabella Corder, the school record holder for the 100 backstroke, will look to close out her high school career on a high note racing again in that race in addition to the 200 freestyle where she took second place. Her sophomore sister, Sophia Corder, took first place in both the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly. Freshman Colette Dhenin finished in third place in the 200 freestyle and had a fast enough time to qualify.  

The Carlsbad Cavemen relay team will compete in the 200-yard race on Saturday at Albuquerque Academy in the hopes of winning a state title.

Caveman senior Matthew Pavlik will swim in the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly after finishing in first place in both events at district.

Due to COVID-19 the state meet will be broken up into one day of swimming per gender. The girls swim meet takes place Thursday and the boys meet takes place Saturday.

The Swim Team is led by head coach, Moranda Madero and assistant coaches Julie Swanson and LaDon Carriaga.

District 3 meet results

Cavegirls, 3rd place (tie), 99 points

  • 200 medley relay: (Bella Corder, Zoe Char, Sophia Corder, Colette Dhenin), 1st, 1:51.93; 200 freestyle: B. Corder, 2nd, 1:59.60, Dhenin, 3rd, 2:03.56, Hope Wittmayer, 10th, 2:33.75, Hannah Hendrickson, 12th, 2:30.99; 200 IM: S. Corder, 1st, 2:19.43, Char, 6th, 2:32.49; 50 freestyle: Mia Vasquez, 16th, 33.42, Gracie Riggall, 17th, 33.56; 100 butterfly: S. Corder, 1st, 1:00.84, Dostal, 6th, 1:17.80; 100 freestyle: Dhenin, 4th, 56.52, Vasquez, 15th, 1:13.85, Riggall, 19th, 1:18.30; 200 freestyle relay: (S. Corder, B. Corder, Char, Dhenin), 1st, 1:44.19; 100 backstroke: B. Corder, 1st, 59.23, Char, 5th, 1:07.22, Dostal, 10th, 1:17.51, Hendrickson, 11th, 1:21.63; 400 freestyle relay: (Wittmayer, Vasquez, Hendrickson, Dostal), 5th, 4:51.61.

Cavemen, 3rd place, 88 points

  • 200 medley relay: (Jacob DeMichele, Zechariah Char, Matthew Pavlik, Ty Longoria), 2nd, 1:51.31; 200 freestyle: Gabe Wittmayer, 6th, 2:19.97; 200 IM, DeMichele, 2nd, 2:21.04; 50 freestyle, Pavlik, 1st, 22.44, Char, 5th, 25.34, Longoria, 9th, 26.74, Jeff Lara, 15th, 29.40. 100 butterfly, Pavlik, 1st, 55.43, Wittmayer, 5th, 1:11.96; 100 freestyle: Longoria, 8th, 59.32, Noah Schemanski, 10th, 1:02.06, Mason Dhenin, 11th, 1:05.18, Lara, 13th, 1:06.90; 200 freestyle relay: (Pavlik, Longoria, DeMichele, Char), 2nd, 1:42.06; 100 breaststroke: Char, 2nd, 1:09.94, DeMichele, 6th, 1:15.40, Schemanski, 8th, 1:19.49; 400 freestyle relay: (Lara, Wittmayer, Dhenin, Schemanski), 3rd, 4:20.78.