Photo by Theo Tate
Olivia Ramirez of Water Works won the 100-yard freestyle and the 50-yard butterfly in the 13-14 girls division against Sunset Hills on Tuesday.
Autumn, Isabella and Savannah Grinter treated themselves to a big birthday present on Tuesday.
The triplet sisters helped the Water Works Marlins pull off a 358-266 win over the Sunset Hills Stingrays in the regular season finale for both teams at Sunset Hills Pool.
Autumn and Savannah each won three events and Isabella picked up a victory in the 11-12 girls division. Autumn won the 50-yard freestyle, 50-yard backstroke and 50-yard butterfly, Savannah came out on top in the 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard intermediate medley and 50-yard breaststroke. Isabella placed first in the 100-yard freestyle.
The Grinter triplets turned 13 on Tuesday.
Elizabeth McPherson, Nathan Zickhur, Phoebe Gremaud, Cooper Scharff, Logan Mills and Allison Naylor each won three individual events for Water Works, which finished its regular season at 2-2.
McPherson, who is also the Marlins' head coach, won the 100-yard freestyle, 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke in the 15-18 girls division. Zickhur won the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard intermediate medley and 50-yard butterfly in the 13-14 boys division, Gremaud placed first in the 100-yard IM, 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard backstroke in the 13-14 girls divisiion, Scharff won the 50-yard breaststroke, 50-yard backstroke and the 50-yard butterfly in the 11-12 boys division, Mills won the 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard backstroke in the 13-14 boys division and Naylor won the 200-yard freestyle, 50-yard freestyle and 50-yard butterfly in the 15-18 girls division.
Rachel Johnson (8 and under girls), Evan Rolves (9-10 boys) and Chase Milburn (8 and under boys) each won three events for Sunset Hills, which finished 0-4. Johnson won the 25-yard freestyle, 25-yard breaststroke and 25-yard backstroke, Rolves placed first in the 100-yard IM, 50-yard backstroke and 50-yard butterfly and Milburn came out on top in the 25-yard freestyle, 50-yard freestyle and 25-year butterfly.
The Marlins and Stingrays will compete in the Southwestern Illinois Swim Association championship meet at 9 a.m. Sunday at Summers-Port Pool. Water Works placed third and Sunset Hills finished fifth in last year's SWISA meet at Paddlers.