The Seaside swim teams opened the new year with a dual meet at Taft last week, where the Tigers edged the Gulls for a pair of team victories at the Lincoln City Swim Club.

Taft scored an 85-75 win over the Seaside girls, while the Tigers clipped the Seaside boys, 82-80.

The Gulls still had plenty of wins in the pool.

For the girls, Seaside freshman Nicole Blankenhorn had the best time among 12 entries in the 50-yard freestyle (32.51 seconds, ahead of teammate Anna Huddleston’s 33.75). Blankenhorn also won the 100-yard butterfly in 1 minute, 16.87 seconds.

Seaside sophomore Brooke Blankenhorn was the first of three swimmers in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:50.09.

For the Seaside boys, sophomore Henry Garvin won the 50 freestyle in 29.56, placing ahead of teammate Nick Konyha (30.86). Garvin also took first in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:08.55.

Seaside swept the 200-yard freestyle relay event, with the girls’ foursome of freshmen Nicole Blankenhorn, Taryn Shay and Emma Arden, along with Huddleston, winning in 2:20.21.

The Gulls’ team of Garvin, Chris Quashnick, Sam Heroux and Konyha won the boys’ 200 relay in 2:10.33.

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