The Alice High School swim team is small compared to some of the teams it goes up against. Moreover, without a home pool, practice time is limited at best.
However, none of that was obvious in their first meet of the fall season. Alice went up against Tuloso-Midway High School recently and had a couple of first-place finishes.
The girls 200 medley relay team of Aryssa Cruz, Angelica Salinas, Hannah Hayslip and Lia Salazar was first in their event with a solid time of 2:27.13.
Aaron Hinojosa won the boys 200 free and the 100 breaststroke. Hannah Hayslip won the girls 100 breaststroke.
Alice divers Savanna Rivera and Greg Rodriguez each took first.
First-year head coach Adriana Moreno said she was impressed with the way her swimmers competed.
“The team did a great job despite the difference in numbers between both the teams and the amount of time that they’ve practiced,” Moreno said. “I’m proud to have a team that fights with their hearts and gives their all despite all odds. They are truly passionate about what they do.”
Alice’s individual and relay results included:
Girls Relay 200 Medley Relay — 1, Aryssa Cruz, Angelica Salinas, Hannah Hayslip, and Lia Salazar, 2:27:13.
Boys 200 Medley Relay — 3, Angel Perez, Aaron Hinojosa, Aaren Perez, and Dustin Money, 2:09.72.
Girls 200 free — 3, Ayrssa Cruz.
Boys 200 free — 1, Aaron Hinojosa, 2:06.22.
Girls 50 free — 2, Mariel Zambrano.
Boys 50 free — 2, Aren Perez.
Boys 100 butterfly — 2, Perez.
Girls diving — 1, Savanna Rivera.
Boys diving — 1, Greg Rodriguez.
Girls 100 freestyle — 2, Lia Salazar.
Boys 100 freestyle — 3, Chance Money; 4, Dustin Money.
Boys 100-yard backstroke — 3, Chance Money.
Girls 100 breaststroke — 1, Hannah Hayslip, 1:10.03; 3, Angelica Salinas.
Boys 100 breaststroke — 1, Aaron Hinojosa.