Holiday takes All-City crown

The Holiday swim team celebrates their second straight All-City Meet title (Submitted).

With an overall team score of 485, the Holiday swim team ran away with the All-City championship for the second straight year on Saturday, July 27. 

The Holiday girls led the charge, scoring 292 of the overall points, with Ava Privratsky and Audrea Guevara winning three events apiece. Privratsky was victorious in the individual medley, freestyle and butterfly in the 8-and-under division. Guevara, on the other hand, took home titles in the breaststroke, free and IM in the 11-12 division. 

Bella Beard also won multiple events for Holiday, winning the 15-18 back and breast events. 

Laureli Hicks (6-U free), Kyra Norstrom (13-14 free), Emery Lowe (11-12 back), Eva Folsom (6-U breast) and Maggie Gerig (8-U breast) all picked up individual wins for the Holiday girls. 

Holiday girls also won four out of the 11 relay races, which made a big difference on the scoreboard — relay wins are worth 10 points while individual victories are worth seven. 

Holiday’s boys team put up 193 points in the meet, with Renaldo Guevara claiming a trio of wins in the 8-U breast, free and IM. Nate Reed also took home three victories in the 6-U division (free, fly, breast). 

Jack McCarty and Noah Williams won two events apiece for Holiday. Williams took the 9-10 fly and breast, while McCarty won the 15-18 back and breast. 

Additionally, Joshua Grossman (11-12 fly) and Landon Perry (8-U back) each chipped in with an individual win apiece. 

Northwood took second in the combined team scores with 391 points, but actually outscored Holiday on the boys side with 210 points.

Caleb Skipper won the fly and back in the 13-14 division. Brennan Whalen (15-18 IM), Andrew Zeller (11-12 free) and Zach Harrington (13-14 free) each won an event for Northwood. 

Paris Boyd carried the torch for the Northwood girls as she won the 15-18 IM, free and fly. Evy Hales finished first in the 9-10 back and Amelia Pack was victorious in the 6-U fly. 

Northwood’s boys and girls teams also won three relay events each. 

Northview Terrace placed fifth in the overall scoring with 156 points. They were led by their boys team, who picked up 123 of those points. 

Zach Kilby was the only multi-event winner for Northview, as he picked up wins in the 15-18 free and fly. Jeremy Becker (13-14 IM) and Luke Stucker (13-14 breast) rounded out the individual wins for Northview. 

The Northview boys also won three relay events.