The Mills Swim team held back to back meets this past Friday and Saturday, hosting University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), the College of Idaho, and California State University East Bay (CSUEB). Friday's meet featured nine Cyclone swimmers in eleven events, while Saturday had twelve swimmers in twelve events. Over the course of two days, the Cyclones posted 14 top ten swims, highlighting the team's depth and hard work. This season has seen several swimmers branching out and swimming new events, which has already paid off at meets. The meets also marked the full return of two veteran swimmers, Jessica Lix and Mae Rose Gott, both of whom add experience and depth to the team.
In both meets many Mills swimmers, once again, dropped times and posted personal bests. First year, Ruby Rodriguez saw big drops in two events. She dropped six seconds from her 100 Yard Breaststroke and an impressive eighteen seconds off her 200 Yard Breaststroke. Classmate, Mara Harwood also dropped times while posting two top ten swims. In the 100 Yard Breaststroke she took the tenth spot and the ninth in the 200 Yard Breaststroke. Junior, Gaby Amberchan and sophomore, Dani Sherman both moved onto the top ten list as well, a testament to their hard work and effort this season. In her first time swimming the mile, Amberchan moved to tenth on the list, while Sherman's performance in the 400 Yard IM earned her the eighth spot.
First year, Casey Henggeler had another impressive showing, with three top ten swims and a first place finish. In the 50 Yard Backstroke she moved to third on the top ten list, in the 100 Yard Backstroke to sixth, and to third in the 200 Yard Backstroke. Henggeler was also the first place finisher in Friday's 50 yard Freestyle, with a time of 28.08.
The Cyclones race again on Saturday with their final home meet of the semester.