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Grace Christian Academy leads high school swim meet

GRACE Christian Academy dominated the 2017 Saipan Swim Club All School Swim Meet in elementary, junior high and high school divisions with 103 points after concluding the event last Saturday held at the Kan Pacific Swimming Pool.

GCA’s Aika Watanabe, Lennosuke Suzuki, Jin Thompson and Jasmin Frink opened up with second place in the 200 LC Meter Medley Relay with a time of 2:28.00 collecting 14 points.

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Mount Carmel School's Quina Flores takes a breather as she swims for the finish line during last Saturday's 200 LC Meter Freestyle Relay event of the 2017 SSC All School Swim Meet at Kan Pacific Swimming Pool.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.
Grace Christian Academy’s Lennosuke Suzuki dives after teammate passes during last Saturday’s 200 LC Meter Freestyle Relay event of the 2017 SSC All School Swim Meet at Kan Pacific Swimming Pool.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

Marianas High School nipped first place with the 18 point advantage as Joseph Zhang, David Boyer, Nelson Batallones and Katherine Illahi crossed the line to seconds ahead at 2:26.55.

Jin Thompson then earned the school’s first place victory claiming the 400 LC Meter Freestyle event earning nine points and Suzuki right beside him with another nine points topping the 200 LC Meter Freestyle.

GCA continued to rack up the points as they placed in the top two for the next events.

Frink and Chener Li settled for second place in the 50 LC Meter Freestyle for seven points for the men and women while Watanabe, Thompson, Suzuki came out first in the Butterfly and IM events aiding in their 103 advantage earning first place in the High School division.

Marianas High School came in at second place with a total score of 95 as Boyer and Batallones led with two first place finishing in the individual events while the rest of the team held a steady performance nipping second place scores to support their run.

Mount Carmel High School fought hard topping a handful of relay events including an upset during the final 200 LC Meter Freestyle Relay.

Quina Flores led the team with a time of 2:16.25 stunning Suzuki with a come-from-behind with two seconds to spare and a few individual races as well but fell short settling for third place ending at 72 total points.

Southern High School placed fourth with 16 points.