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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Lincoln City swimmers turn overnight trek into trophy trip

North Bend Swim Meet
Photos by Amy Rose Lunstedt

Sam Cortes, Evan Halfery and Heidi Moreno won races, and 14 of 15 team members making the three-hour overnight trek south posted personal-best times as the Lincoln City Swim Club placed second Sunday in the Valley Coast Swim League Invitational.

“This weekend was truly a family affair with siblings, so it was a fun meet,” longtime LCSC coach Lissa Parker said of her team’s runner-up finish behind Gold Coast (Coos Bay) in the season-ending age-group meet at the North Bend Municipal Pool.

Cortes won all six of his events in the 13-14 men’s division with season-best times in half of them to lead the way for LCSC. The 14-year-old Taft High freshman won the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and free, and the 200-yard individual medley.

Halferty, 12, won the men’s 11-12 100 free and 100 IM, while Moreno, 8, won the women’s 8-and-under 100 IM.

Taft freshman Dylan Barrera, 14, posted two runner-up finishes for LCSC, while Sammy Halferty joined her younger brother, Moreno and fellow Taft junior Hunter Lunstedt with second-place finishes.

Abby Halferty, 8; Charlotte Lunstedt, 14; Micah McLeish, 17; Logan Meyer, 13; Napy Meyer, 16; Angel Moreno, 15; Ileyana Moreno, 10; and Eric Zamorana, 13, joined the aforementioned swimmers with personal-best times.

“The great thing about our end-of-the-season league meet is that many of the older kids who just got done with high school season like to go to it, and it’s a great team experience for the older kids and the youngsters to swim together,” said Parker, who said the meet will rotate to Eugene next year.

Complete Results

LCSC Results

Relay Results

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