FARMINGTON — The Farmington High and Piedra Vista swimming and diving teams put together some solid performances at the District 1 championship on Saturday in Santa Fe.
Piedra Vista won a pair of individual titles and had two top-three finishes, while FHS had one district champion and earned three second place finishes.
PV's Ammon Seavey won the 1-meter springboard diving championship for the second straight year with a score of 432.30.
Lady Panthers' Sheala Moffit also won the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:15.47, winning the race by just a little more than a second.
Dominique Tso earned a pair of top-three finishes for PV, placing second in the 200-meter freestyle and third in the 100-meter butterfly.
"I couldn't be prouder of my team," PV head coach Karen McCay said. "We had a lot of surprises, because they were ready to get in the water and compete."
Farmington High's Hance Clark won the 500-meter freestyle title with a time of 5:29.85, finish first by more than five seconds.
Raimi Clark placed second for FHS in the 200-meter individual medley and Maria Madera had two second-place finishes for the Lady Scorps in the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter backstroke.
"They exceeded my expectations all the way around," FHS head coach Mike Ortiz said of his team. "Everything paid off as a whole and I think we had around 80 or 85 percent of the team hit their personal bests."
The state qualifiers for PV and FHS will compete for the final time during the high school season on Friday and Saturday at the State Swimming and Diving Championships at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium.
Both coaches are excited to have their younger swimmers get to experience the state competition.
"We have a lot of first timers at the meet," Ortiz said. "They've earned the right to be there and it's another step for our program.Joshua Perry can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; 505-564-4577. Follow him on Twitter @jperrysuu.