Lady Aquatics impress in rivalry win

Lady Aquatics impress in rivalry win

Joseph Park, Sports Editor

image004The ladies were the ones to represent Diamond Bar’s swimming legacy on April 16 against cross-town rivals Walnut Mustangs. While the boys team suffered a disappointing 126-54 loss, the girls shined with an impressive 101-69 win.

In the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle, the Lady Brahmas lost both events 8-6 and 9-7 respectively. However, down 17-13 at this point, Erin Wu led in the 200 individual medley with second place, winning the event for DB 9-6. In the next event, the Lady Brahmas started to pull further ahead of the Mustangs. In the 50 freestyle, DB defeated Walnut 13-3. Now with the 35-27 lead heading into the 100 butterfly, DB capitalized off its momentum with a 10-6 win in the event. The Lady Brahmas now commanded a 58-36 lead over the Mustangs. In the 200 freestyle, the Lady Brahmas defeated the Mustangs once again, winning 12-2. The meet was soon out of reach for the Mustangs at 86-54.

“We acted like a team, swam like a team, and I was very proud of them,” coach Darlys Ankeny said.

The boys team failed to win any events throughout the whole meet.

“Walnut just had stronger and faster guys,” Ankeny said.

The Walnut boys had control of DB in every aspect. It all came down to who were the faster swimmers, and that was in Walnut’s favor. The DB boys started off the meet on the wrong note, losing the 200 medley relay 10-4 and losing the 200 freestyle 11-5. The losing woes continued to plague the Brahmas. DB lost the 200 individuals, 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, and it was hopeless from there. Individually, Juniors John Ang, Greg Lee, and Alex Song performed well, all placing second in the 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and 50 freestyle respectively.

“It was a great team effort and there were lots of great swims,” Ang said.

The Lady Brahmas are now a perfect 3-0 in the season. With two more wins, they will be crowned Hacienda League champions of the 2014 season.image005