Carpinteria pulls off dramatic victory over Cate to finish unbeaten

Hope Grant swam a stirring anchor leg and out-touched her Cate opponent to win the 4×100 free relay and give Carpinteria an 88-82 victory in the final Frontier League dual meet of the season.

The dramatic win gave the Warriors an undefeated season, 9-0 overall and 5-0 in league.

“We were behind from the get-go,” Carpinteria coach Bryan Swarm said of the relay. “When Hope entered the water she was about 10 yards behind. She pulled it out in the last 12-15 yards and out-touched the Cate girls to win the meet. I had a heart attack going right there. It was a very exciting meet.”

The other members of the relay team are Carter Grant Kalia DiIolia and Maddie Brooks. Their winning time was 4:11.85, which is a CIF consideration time.

The Warriors recorded four CIF consideration times on the day.

“Cate was the first team to push us all year. We had good times all day,” said Swarm.

The same relay quartet clocked a consideration time of 2:07.80 to win the 200 medley relay.

Other event winners were Carter Grant in the 200 IM (2:30.85) and 500 free (5:51.16), Hope Grant in the 200 free (2:10.16) and DiIoliq in the 100 fly (1:09.78).

Jacob Pate won two events and swam on the winning 200 medley relay and 200 free relay teams to lead Carpinteria’s boys. The team of Thomas Fly, Ben O’Hara, Pate and Alan Chavez clocked 1:58.27 in the medley relay and 1:45.47 in the free.

Pate won the 100 back in a CIF consideration time of 1:04.71 and the 200 IM (2:25.32). O’Hara took the 100 butterfly (1:04.16) and Fly finished second in the 500 free in a CIF consideration time of 5:27.70.

The Carpinteria boys went 8-1 and 5-0 in league meets.

Cate turned in some quality swims. Brian Warren met a CIF automatic qualifying time in the 200 freestyle at 1:54.83 and a clocked a consideration time in the 500 free.

Consideration qualifiers on the girls side for Cate were Caroline Montgomery (200 free), Ana Lueck (100 fly), Maddie Schrager and Sophia Soriano (200 IM), Soriano, Chloe King and Montgomery (500 freestyle), and the 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relay teams.

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