The Philomath High School boys and girls swim teams combined their squads on Friday for the Highlander Relay Meet at North Eugene. The Warriors found strength in numbers to win the three-school event.

The results revealed a fairly even matchup with each of the three schools winning four events. The point totals showed the Warriors in first with 92 followed by North Eugene’s 81 and Junction City’s 64.

“A lot of the kids had fun doing this meet since it was all relays,” PHS coach Iliana Kaiser said. “It was a little fast paced with only one heat of each event but they all got in the groove quickly. All the kids were very supportive of each other and cheered the entire time.”

The meet included two kickboard relays and Philomath won both. In the 200, Madison Juhl, Emma Holden, Kyah Weeber and Carrson Hirte won by about 4 seconds over the runner-up. In the 100, Philomath’s winning team included Evan Hernandez, Natalee Barton, Hollie Barton and Vanessa Wyroslawski — the margin of victory being 6.15 seconds.

Allister Mahoney, Marshall Morrison, Carlota Pastor Infantes and Hirte swam legs on the winning 100 backstroke relay. Philomath’s foursome won by more than 5 seconds.

In the 4-by-100 individual medley relay, the Warriors easily won by around 40 seconds over the runner-up. Swimming on that relay were Weeber, Katherine Donovan, Kellen Houchin and Hirte.

Philomath will next swim on Thursday at Clemens Community Pool for a three-school meet. Joining the Warriors will be Marist Catholic and North Marion.