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Firebirds News · Swim and Dive Dominates PCDS Invite


This weekend the Chaparral Girls and Boys Swim and Dive teams competed in the PCDS Eagle Invitational. The Chaparral Girls won the meet scoring 228 points, Chaparral Boys finished 2nd with 107, and as a combined team of Boys and Girls won with a total score of 335. Way to go Birds!

The Chaparral Girls on their way to winning the meet, broke three meet relay records. In the 200 Medley Relay the team of all Freshman Greer Pattison, Riley Courtney, Kelly Huffer, and Chloe Zapata. Also in the 200 Free Relay, the team of Samantha Krew, Kelly Huffer, Chloe Zapata, and Ashley Strouse broke another Meet Record. The team of Samantha Krew, Sara Segneri, Ashley Strouse, and Greer Pattison in the 400 Free Relay Broke the meet record. These relay performances were stellar and wound up improving on last week’s time and hold the top time in the state in all 3 relays. Ashley Strouse broke Taylor Ruck’s 200 Free Record. Overall, we had individual top 3 finishes by Ashley Strouse, Samantha Krew, Chloe Zapata, Jade Dalbey, Kelly Huffer, Alden Brown, Greer Pattison, and Madison Leblanc. It was a great performance at the teams 2nd invitational, with much more to come.

The Chaparral Boys finished 2nd Overall and had some good swims. The boys had some tough competition today with many events catching the boys off a little but but overall performed quite well. With that, we had multiple top 3 finishers by Matt Leblanc, Daniel Simmons, Ellis Bohon, Cooper Kiel, and Anthony Clason. The boys performed quite well and are anticipating next week’s dual meet vs Boulder Creek to continue their success of fast swimming.

On Friday, the Chaparral Girls Dive team had their invitational and represented the Firebirds with a lot of success. Sophomore Mia Waters finished 1st overall, Sophomore Reaney Preston finished 5th, Freshman Bella Posorske finished 7th, and Sophomore Ashlynn Kirsch finished 12th. Their positive attitude, support of one another, and great diving separated the Firebirds away from the rest of the field with scoring a total of 58 Points that wound up winning the entire girls side of diving a 1st for the girls this season. Way to go Birds!

Great job by both teams today bringing home some hardware! Go Birds!