By Rafael Rodriguez
contributing writer 

Tehachapi Girls Swim Team win Taft Invitational, boys place second


April 1, 2023


Lady Water Warriors win Taft Invitational.

On Saturday, March 18 the Lady Water Warriors took the first place trophy home competing against seven teams.

In the first event Davery Pogon-Cord, Regan Rodriguez, Allison George and Grace Keller won the 200 Yard Medley Relay with a time of 2:06.80.

The Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay followed with a first place win with a time of 1:57.56 (Hyrum Nettles, Eric Swanson, Kody Whatmough and Ivan Sandholdt).

Top girls that brought home medals:

• Regan Rodriguez first place 100 Yard Butterfly and First 100 Yard Breaststroke.

• Davery Pogon-Cord second place 200 Yard Free and first place 100 Yard Back.

• Allison George second place 50 Yard Free and first place 100 Yard Free.

• Grace Keller first place 200 Yard Individual Medley second place 500 Yard Free.

• Malaya Westbrook third place 100 Yard Butterfly.

Top boys that brought home medals:

• Ivan Sandholdt first place 50 Yard Free and first place 100 Yard Free.

• Hyrum Nettles second place 200 Yard Individual Medley and second place 100 Yard Butterfly.


Boys place second.

• Eric Swanson first place 100 Yard Breaststroke.

• Kody Whatmough third place 200 Yard Individual Medley.

The girls 200 Yard Free Relay placed 4th with a time of 2:11.66 (Celicity Simmons, Kayley Jorris, Malaya Westbrook and Gianna Sanders).

The boys 200 Yard Relay placed 2nd with a time of 1:46.16 (Hyrum Nettles, Lars Mathiasen, Kody Whatmough and Ivan Sandholdt).

Ending the day the girls took first place in the 400 Yard Free Relay (George, Keller, Rodriguez and Pogon-Cord).

The Tehachapi Warriors are 1-0 in league defeating South High School on March 17.

Rafael Rodriguez is a parent of the swim team.


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