Heading into Thursday's tri-meet at Grossmont High, Brawley Union High's swim team knew it would be tough to pull out victory.
Because the meet was during spring break, Brawley did not field a full team.
"We had only 13 girls swim," coach D'Ann Luckey said, whereas more than 20 compete normally.
Instead of going into the meet looking to win as a team, the Wildcats eyed individual successes.
"We didn't win even one event," Luckey said.
The Wildcats still did well, particularly Brooke Pace.
"Brooke had an exceptional meet," Luckey said.
"I was hoping to lower my times in both (the 100-yard breaststroke and the 100-yard freestyle)," Pace said. "I did that."
She also swam on two relay teams, including the 200-yard free relay, which set a school record, clocking 1 minute, 51.16 seconds. Pace swam the leadoff leg.