Clovis swimming wins Taos meet


TAOS — This weekend the Clovis swim team did something they’ve never done before — win a meet.

The Lady Cats came in first in the Bob Clotworthy Taos Invitational Triangular Meet.

The Clovis girls finished ahead of Taos and Monte Del Sol to win the meet.

The Lady Cats finished first in six out of 10 events, and second in the other four.

Senior Victoria Edrmann set school records and while winning the 200-yard freestyle (2:20.93) and the 100-yard freestyle (1:01.9).

“It was a breakout day for Vickie,” Clovis coach Vincent DeMaio said.

Erdmann said she expects more first-place finishes in the future.

“I think we are coming together well as a team,” Erdman said. “Last weekend our meet wasn’t as good, so we needed to step up. I think the rest of our meets will go well.”

The Lady Cats also finished first in the 200-yard medley relay, the 100-yard butterfly, the 100-yard breaststroke, and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

“This is one step in a very long progression for us,” DeMaio said. “We expect to get better at each meet.”

The Lady Cats got an unexpected contribution from  Portia Gibbons, an eighth-grader in her first varsity meet.

Gibbons finished second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:57.66.

An undermanned Clovis boys team finished third in the overall standings.

Miles Ware set a personal best in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 26.46.