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Mustangs remain out of reach

It's 18 and counting in dual meets for the Mitchell girls, who extended their school-record streak with Wednesday's 106-68 win over Sunshine Athletic Conference rival River Ridge.

By STEVE LEE
Published September 7, 2006


TRINITY - It's 18 and counting in dual meets for the Mitchell girls, who extended their school-record streak with Wednesday's 106-68 win over Sunshine Athletic Conference rival River Ridge.

Mitchell's boys also won at the Trinity YMCA pool, 107-55 on the strength of four records set or shared by newcomer Renzo Alvarez.

Both Mitchell squads are 2-0, including season-opening wins at Pasco, and the boys are four victories shy of tying the school record they set last year. Mitchell's girls have won the past two SAC titles with River Ridge finishing as runnerup in both meets.

"The fact that it's against River Ridge; they've been a major rival," Mitchell girls coach Sabrina Schmitz said after a traditional victory dunking by her team. "

Alvarez, a junior transfer from Peru, set records in the 200-yard individual medley (two minutes, 20.69 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (1:03.97) and teamed with others on record-setting 200 freestyle (1:48.96) and 400 free (3:53.93) relay teams.

For Alvarez, it marked the second straight week of setting or being part of four school records.

"We're going to call Peru and see if they've got a cousin," Mitchell boys coach Wayne Lampe said jokingly.

"(Alvarez) goes through the water like he's got a propeller. He's so smooth."

Emily Fregger and Samantha North paced the Royal Knights with two wins each. Fregger won the 100 free and 100 backstroke; North the 200 IM and 500 free.

Meghan McCaffrey led Mitchell with two individual firsts (200 free, 100 butterfly) and two firsts in relays (200 medley, 400 free).

Dimitri Arnaoutis had two of the River Ridge boys' four wins, taking firsts in the 100 fly and 100 free.