Swimming: Jaguars win first VOL swimming titles
by Bob Brownne
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Kimball swimmers win VOL
Kimball High’s swim team cheers as the final scores of the Valley Oak League championship meet are announced Saturday at Lathrop High, with Kimball High the top team in both the varsity girls and varsity boys competitions. Bob Brownne/Tracy Press
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Kimball High finished the regular swimming season at the top of the Valley Oak League as the varsity boys and girls teams won their league titles at Saturday’s VOL championship meet at Lathrop High.

The Jaguar varsity boys, who went 8-0 in VOL duals, scored 146 team points Saturday, well ahead of second-place Ripon High (84). The varsity girls, who went 7-0-1 in league duals, won their division in the VOL meet with a score of 115, with Ripon (98) in second and Oakdale High (94) close behind in third.

Among the highlights for the Jaguars was the varsity girls’ win in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Kimball’s team of sophomore Gaby Perez and freshmen Sasha Betts, Scarlett Green and Kamryn Lucero beat Oakdale by a half-second with a time of 3 minutes, 52.72 seconds.

Lucero, the team’s anchor, said her team remembered that Ripon’s 400 freestyle relay team had beaten Kimball at their April 17 dual meet, but the Kimball girls were determined to swim their best race yet.

“We all put it together,” Lucero said. “We were like, ‘If we all go our fastest time, we can do it.’”

Their time broke their own school record, set earlier this year, and was less than a half-second shy of the VOL meet record (3:52.34), which Oakdale set two years ago. Lucero said that the chance to win the league title fired up her team.

“I was really excited and really motivated for this meet. I really wanted to represent my team and do the best that I could.”

Lucero also won the varsity girls 100 butterfly (1:03.15), Betts won the 50 freestyle (25.99) and freshman Maddie Wittkowske won the 500 freestyle (5:52.91).

Kimball junior Seth Suzuki, in his third year on the varsity boys team, said the Jaguars’ first league championship was sweet after the boys and girls teams both finished fifth in the VOL last year and the girls finished fifth and the boys sixth in 2012.

“It feels great to come out of nowhere, from sixth to first,” he said.

Suzuki won the varsity boys 200 individual medley (2:09.08) and was part of the Jaguars’ first-place 200 freestyle relay team (1:33.82) along with junior Brandon Nusser, freshman Nick Sichau and senior Josh Wagstaff.

Coach Justine Webb said she expected that with proper workouts, the Kimball swimmers would reach their peak May 15 to 17, when they will head to Tokay High in Lodi for the Sac-Joaquin Section championships.

“I think our swimmers did exactly what they needed to do today,” Webb said. “They are in the right place for their training.”

Tri-City Athletic League

West High senior Cassidy Waters set a Tri-City Athletic League meet record in the varsity girls 100 freestyle at the TCAL championship meet Saturday at Tokay High.  Her time of 57.29 seconds beat the old record set in 2006 (58.95). It's a new school record as well, and she set another school record with her third-place time in the 100 backstroke (1:07.83).

The West High varsity boys and girls teams both placed third at the TCAL meet behind St. Mary’s High and Tokay High.

San Joaquin Athletic Association

Tracy High’s varsity swim teams both placed fourth at the San Joaquin Athletic Association meet Saturday at Bear Creek High in Stockton.

The top swimmer for the Bulldogs was freshman Brandon Brown, winner of the varsity boys 500 freestyle (5:07.86), with his teammate Nathan Hu close behind in second (5:11.66). Hu, a sophomore, also placed second in the 100 butterfly (57.66).

Among the girls, Tracy’s top swimmer was freshman Bree Houser. She placed third in both the 200 individual medley (2:22.82) and the 100 breaststroke (1:13.11).

Tracy sophomore Alex Lopez placed first in the league diving meet with 247.5 points Thursday at St. Mary’s High.

Valley Oak League Championship

Saturday , Lathrop High School

Varsity boys — Kimball 146, Ripon 84, Oakdale 77, Sierra 76, Manteca 50, Sonora 49, East Union 22, Weston Ranch 7, Lathrop 7.

Varsity girls — Kimball 115, Ripon 98, Oakdale 94, Sierra 83, Sonora 59, East Union 35, Manteca 20, Weston Ranch 10, Lathrop 4.

Kimball’s top eight swimmers in each event:

Varsity boys

200 medley relay — 3, Kimball (Nat Sichau, Danny Russell-Cheung, Nick Sichau, Seth Suzuki), 1:47.18.

200 free — 3, Nick Sichau, 1:57.59. 7, Nat Sichau, 2:06.87. 8, Derek Dunford, 2:07.64.

200 IM — 1, Seth Suzuki, 2:09.08. 2, Danny Russell-Cheung, 2:09.13. 7, Joseph Grande, 2:30.51.

50 free — 2, Josh Wagstaff, 23.45. 4, Brandon Nusser, 23.71. 7, Justin Riccobono, 24.63.

100 fly — 2, Seth Suzuki, 54.83. 5, Roger Gomez, 1:01.37. 6, Alec Fairfield, 1:02.38.

100 free — 3, Josh Wagstaff, 52.41. 4, Justin Riccobono, 54.15. 5, Brandon Nusser, 54.33. 6, Logan Steinberger, 55.06.

500 free — 3, Nick Sichau, 5:19.36. 6, Derek Dunford, 6:06.73.

200 free relay — 1, Kimball (Seth Suzuki, Brandon Nusser, Nick Sichau, Josh Wagstaff), 1:33.82.

100 back — 3, Nat Sichau, 1:02.94. 5, Roger Gomez, 1:06.69. 6, Alec Fairfield, 1:08.10.

100 breast — 2, Danny Russell-Cheung, 1:05.55. 7, Logan Steinberger, 1:10.90.

400 free relay — 3, Kimball (Danny Russell-Cheung, Logan Steinberger, Brandon Nusser, Josh Wagstaff), 3:33.96.

Varsity girls

200 medley relay — 3, Kimball (Gaby Perez, Scarlett Green, Kamryn Lucero, Sasha Betts), 2:01.78.

200 free — 2, Sasha Betts, 2:03.92. 5, Maddie Wittkowske, 2:12.03. 7, Tori Gomez, 2:22.26.

200 IM — 2, Scarlett Green, 2:26.94.

50 free — 1, Sasha Betts, 25.99.

100 fly — 1, Kamryn Lucero, 1:03.15. 2, Gaby Perez, 1:06.72.

100 free — 6, Morgan Fauchier, 1:02.43. 8, Brenda Nguyen, 1:04.88.

500 free — 1, Maddie Wittkowske, 5:52.91. 6, Nina Dalupan, 6:31.32.

200 free relay — 6, Kimball (Alyssa Anderson, Colby Chase, Tori Gomez, Morgan Fauchier), 1:57.85.

100 back — 3, Kamryn Lucero, 1:05.58. 6, Gaby Perez, 1:11.08.

100 breast — 2, Scarlett Green, 1:12.36. 7, Morgan Fauchier, 1:22.10.

400 free relay — 1, Kimball (Sasha Betts, Gaby Perez, Scarlett Green, Kamryn Lucero), 3:52.72.

Freshman-sophomore boys

50 free — 1, Jake Thompson, 28.31. 3, Param Garewal, 29.81.

50 breast — 1, Param Garewal, 40.77.

Freshman-sophomore girls

200 medley relay — 2, Kimball (Jessica Byng, Cassandra Sahim, Karishma Johnson, Lauren Dale), 2:45.06.

100 IM — 2, Karishma Johnson, 1:27.72. 3, Cassandra Sahim, 1:29.08.

50 fly — 1, Karishma Johnson, 36.60.

200 free relay — 5, Kimball (Hannah Geiss, Jocelyn Amaya, Alissa Willey, Lauren Dale), 2:40.31.

50 back — 7, Lauren Dale, 49.32. 8, Alissa Willey, 50.84.

50 breast — 1, Cassandra Sahim, 44.73. 7, Hannah Geiss, 55.38.

400 free relay — 1, Kimball (Karishma Johnson, Jocelyn Amaya, Jessica Byng, Cassandra Sahim), 5:22.60.



Tri-City Athletic League Championship

Saturday , Tokay High School, Lodi

Varsity boys — St. Mary’s 449, Tokay 303, West 182, McNair 92, Stagg 59, Edison 2.

Varsity girls — St. Mary’s 443, Tokay 355, West 107, McNair 64, Stagg 7.

West High’s swimmers in the top eight in each event:

Varsity boys

200 medley relay — 3, West (Justin Hoang, Connor Waters, Bailey Brusca, Victor Lima), 1:55.50.

200 free — 7, Connor Waters, 2:03.20.

200 IM — 5, Bailey Brusca, 2:18.69.

50 free — 2, Emil Soler-My, 22.96. 7, Victor Lima, 24.43.

100 fly — 5, Bailey Brusca, 1:01.97. 6, Jason Bussey, 1:04.42.

100 free — 3, Emil Soler-My, 50.63.

500 free — 7, Justin Hoang, 6:24.19. 8, Chris Manzo, 6:45.97.

200 free relay — 3, West (Emil Soler-My, Victor Lima, Bailey Brusca, Chris Manzo), 1:40.37.

100 back — 4, Justin Hoang, 1:10.45.

100 breast — 5, Connor Waters, 1:09.84.

400 free relay — 3, West (Emil Soler-My, Victor Lima, Jason Bussey, Connor Waters), 3:41.74.

Varsity girls

200 medley relay — 3, West (Cassidy Waters, Madison Tessera, Melony Wood, Leticia Murillo), 1:55.50.

200 IM — 7, Madison Tessera, 2:53.90.

100 free — 1, Cassidy Waters, 57.29.

200 free relay — 3, West (Cassidy Waters, Madison Tessera, Melony Wood, Leticia Murillo), 2:09.63.

100 back — 3, Cassidy Waters, 1:07.83.

100 breast — 3, Madison Tessera, 1:19.80. 8, Melony Wood, 1:37.31.

Freshman-sophomore boys

200 medley relay — 5, West (Assad Khan, Andy Alvarenga, Mohammed Sarfaraz, Michael Fan), 2:27.27.

200 IM — 7, Andy Alvarenga, 3:09.91.

50 free — 7, Michael Fan, 28.19.

100 fly — 6, Mohammed Sarfaraz, 1:39.85. 7, Assad Khan, 1:42.31.

500 free — 6, Roy Nehoran, 7:04.42.

200 free relay — 5, Assad Khan, Andy Alvarenga, Mohammed Sarfaraz, Michael Fan, 2:14.39.

100 breast — 8, Jaspal Kuran, 1:37.42.



San Joaquin Athletic Association Championship

Saturday , Bear Creek High School

Varsity boys - Lodi 863, Lincoln 625.50, Bear Creek 283, Tracy 163.50, Franklin 101, Chavez 47.

Varsity girls — Lincoln 801, Lodi 692, Bear Creek 408, Tracy 235, Chavez 66, Franklin 59.

Tracy’s top eight swimmers in each event:

Varsity boys

200 medley relay — 3, Tracy, 1:49.11.

200 IM — 4, Spencer Bishop, 2:16.05.

50 free — 7, Austin Meyer, 24.37.

100 fly — 2, Nathan Hu, 57.66.

500 free — 1, Brandon Brown, 5:07.86. 2, Nathan Hu, 5:11.66.

200 free relay — 5, Tracy, 1:47.05.

100 breast — 3, Preston Tsang, 1:08.01. 6, Brandon Brown, 1:09.66.

400 free relay — 3, Tracy, 3:37.60.

Diving — 1, Alex Lopez, 247.5.

Varsity girls

200 medley relay — 4, Tracy, 2:06.50.

200 IM — 3, Bree Houser, 2:22.82.

50 free — 5, Maisy Green, 27.19.

100 fly — 7, Maisy Green, 1:10.32.

100 free — 8, Shannon Daviscourt, 1:02.34.

500 free — 8, Michelle Cho, 6:58.44.

200 free relay — 4, Tracy, 2:00.68.

100 back — 8, Lane Fishburn, 1:16.08.

100 breast — 3, Bree Houser, 1:13.11. 6, Shannon Daviscourt, 1:17.63.

400 free relay — 4, Tracy 4:08.15.

Freshman-sophomore girls

200 medley relay — 4, Tracy, 2:42.49.

200 free relay — 4, Tracy, 2:30.41.

400 free relay — 4, Tracy, 5:47.85.

Contact Bob Brownne at brownne@tracypress.com or 830-4227.

 

 

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