Fremd's girls swimming and diving team got the dual-meet season started at home on Wednesday with a narrow victory over a quality team from Libertyville.
It was a reunion of sorts for Fremd coach Andrew Kittrell and Libertyville coach Erik Rogers, who once spent time together on the coaching staff at Warren.
The senior-dominated Vikings won all three relays, including the 400-meter free relay at meet's end in a close race, to win 95-75.
Erica King (200 free, 400 free), Saki Takumiya (100 fly, 100 back) and Grace Kneller (100 free, 50 free) were each double winners for the Vikings. They also had legs on two winning relays apiece, as did Grace Grzybek and Julia Portmann.
"For us, it was tough, but we managed to squeak out the win," said Kittrell. "The kids are dog tired, but for being slightly out of shape I was really pleased. We have a great deal of leadership, and a lot of pressure players, which makes this year a lot of fun."
Kittrell was also complimentary of the Wildcats, who have good overall depth and had a 1-2 finish in the 200 IM from Emma Richert and Macey Neubauer.
"His girls are going to be sensational at the end of the year, especially their medley and sprint relays," Kittrell said of Rogers' squad. "Lots of depth, and most of them are only juniors."