NEWPORT — The Seaside swim team took part in the Holiday Invitational meet Saturday in Newport.
The Cubs hosted four other schools to close out 2017 in one of the first meets at the new pool, part of the Newport Recreation Center.
It was Seaside’s first time at the new pool, said Seaside coach Shane Spell. “It’s a great facility, with some great teams we don’t normally get to see until district and state.”
As for the Gulls, Spell said his team was depleted “due to vacation travels, illness and other conflicts. But those that made it had some great swims. It was nice to have a meet during the break to keep us focused.”
The Seaside girls finished third in the team standings behind Sweet Home and Newport, while the Seaside boys took fourth behind Newport, Sweet Home and Taft.
Highlights for Seaside included Kendy Lin winning the girls’ 100-yard backstroke in 1 minute, 9.87 seconds; Emily Philbrook dropped almost 12 seconds in her 100 backstroke, taking sixth in 1:31.66; and Isaiah Collins dropped 14 seconds in his 200-yard freestyle, finishing sixth in 2:21.10.