Lizaanetz earns sixth, seventh-place finishes at Northern 3A regional swimming

Lowry High School senior Matthew Lizanetz reached the finals in two events this past weekend at the Northern 3A Regional Swimming Championships in Carson City. 

Lizanetz placed eight in the preliminary 50-yard freestyle in a time of 25.01 seconds. 

That qualified him fir the finals on Saturday, where he placed sixth in a time of 24.73. Damonte Ranch’s Aeden Spaulding won the event by stopping the clock at 22.75.

Lizanetz was seventh in the preliminary 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:00.86. 

He remained in that same seventh-place spot in the finals with a time of 1:00.09. Sage Ridge’s Zach Power won with a time of 50.14.

The 200-yard medley relay of Garret Jensen, Tanner Hatch, Caden Montero and Lizanetz were sixth in a time of 2:21.70. 

The same foursome was sixth in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:51.27.

Jensen just missed out in the finals of the 500-yard freestyle. The sophomore was 10th in the preliminaries with a time of 7:06.14.

A time of 7:05.46 was the eighth and final transfer spot. Jensen was 21st in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:40.09.

Montero, a junior, finished 17th in the 50-yard freestyle (28.60) and 18th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:26.71). 

Hatch, a freshman, placed 17th in the 100-yard freestyle (1:07.27) and 20th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:36.96).

Lowry was eighth in the team standings with 79 points. 

Truckee ran away with the team title with 398 points and Damonte Ranch (243) was second. North Tahoe and South Tahoe (159) tied for third and Fernley (132) rounded out the top five.

On the girls side, sophomore Tea Bengoa had a good weekend and just missed out on the finals in the 100-yard butterfly. 

She was ninth in the preliminaries in a time of 1:20.41. The eighth-place time was 1:19.99. Bengoa finished 14th in the 500-tard freestyle with a time of 7:18.76.

Senior Zoey Theis placed 17th in the 200-yard individual medley at 3:46.21 and 19th in the500-yard freestyle (8:30.81).

Truckee edged out Damonte Ranch for the team championship 345-330. North Tahoe (270) was third and South Tahoe (184) and Incline (150) were fourth and fifth, respectively. 

“Every other swimmer continued to show growth and cut time off each event. We had some really great swims,” said LHS coach McKenzie Rupp.