Swimmers and divers from Farmington High and Piedra Vista received a small taste of what their district meet will require when they competed in the Cross Town Splash Down on Saturday.

The FHS boys team edged out PV with a score of 145-124, while the PV girls won a tight meet against the Lady Scorps 169-157.

Both teams are on pace for where they'd like to be in seven weeks when the district meet begins.

"I think the meet went well," said PV and FHS swimming head coach Mike Ortiz. "We're right on schedule with our training for the district and state competitions."

In the diving portion on Friday, Ortiz said Scorps' Theron Litke and PV's Ammon Seavey stood out with their performances.

"They will make a splash come district, and we're excited to see where they're at compared to the best divers in the state," he said.

Both teams are hoping to have strong showings at district, and with the emergence of young swimmers, Ortiz is excited about their prospects.

"The biggest surprises have been the new swimmers," he said. "They are training hard and have been doing really well."

Senior Kerstin Ortiz won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle races for PV.

Scorp sophomore Nathan Isaacson claimed two race titles as well, winning the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley.

The Scorpions and Panthers competed at the Farmington Aquatic Center, which will host the district championship on Feb.


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15-16.

"It will bring the eyes to Farmington, so they can see how much we've grown as a swimming community," Mike Ortiz said. "All of the other schools will see what we are capable of. It will be nice being home too. When we're in our pool, it's just familiar territory. The kids know how to approach the layout and are familiar with the small nuances of the course."