California High School State Championships


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EL CAJON, California, May 25. THE Torrey Pines High School girls won their fifth straight team title while the Carlsbad High School boys repeated on Saturday afternoon at the CIF San Diego Section Swimming and Diving Championships.

Westview opened the meet with a victory in the girls' 200 medley relay as An Nguyen, Mackenzie Logan, Sandra Yang and Valerie Hull came out on top in 1:48.02. Carlsbad's Mani Mendez, Sherri McIntee, Julia Bora and Gretchen Horbol finished a second back in 1:49.03, while La Costa Canyon's Michelle Jacob, Riley McDonald, Rachel Kulik and Savannah DuPuis raced to third in 1:49.67.

In the boys' medley relay, La Costa Canyon cruised to a three second victory over Rancho Bernardo as Mitch Scarski, Ryan Clancy, Liam McCloskey and Quinn Riccitelli touched first in 1:36.85. Jack Spitser, Jack Bell, Tanner Williams and Daniel Van Niekerk posted a 1:39.60 for Rancho Bernardo. Eastlake claimed third in 1:40.43 behind Tristan Yam, John Randazzo, Alex Lopez and Jimmy Jeffery.


Westview's Valerie Hull made a quick turnaround from the medley relay to the 200 free final, grabbing the first individual event title up for grabs with a 1:48.14. San Marcos' Lindsay Ladman finished second in 1:51.96, ahead of La Costa Canyon's Savannah DuPuis (1:54.37), also just out of the medley relay. Liam McCloskey of La Costa Canyon then cruised to a win in the boys' 200 free, finishing two seconds out front of Rancho Bernardo's Liam Semple with a 1:38.79. Semple touched second in 1:40.75 and Torrey Pines' Pearu Pold took third in 1:43.10.

Amanda Sumrow of Patrick Henry held her top seed in the 200 IM final, dropping six tenths from prelims to win in 2:05.57. Westview's An Nguyen moved up a spot to second with a 2:07.41, just in front of Carlsbad's Sherri McIntee (2:07.64). Scott Clausen of El Camino dominated the boys' 200 IM final as his 1:51.82 was three and a half seconds faster than second place finisher Thomas Linker of Carlsbad (1:55.30). Joshua Parmenter of San Marcos came in third in 1:55.87.

Crystal Lore of Torrey Pines proved to be the fastest sprinter in the field, running away with the girls' 50 free title in 24.14. Teammate Pina Simone made it a 1-2 punch with a 24.49 for second, a tenth ahead of El Camino's Jordan Payne (24.59). Rancho Bernardo's Tin Huynh topped the boys' 50 free heat in 21.39, with Torrey Pines' Stephen Park right behind in 21.60. No other swimmers broke 22 in the final, as Eastlake's Jimmy Jeffery touched third in 22.06.

In diving, Rancho Bernardo's Carly Doi topped the girls' 1-meter diving competition with 261.75 points. Danielle McCabe of Granite Hills (212.45) and Kara Justeson of Helix Charter (202.55) finished second and third. Westview's Kevin Burnard grabbed the boys' title with 237.10 points. Andrew Tompkins of Granite Hills (225.75) and Rickey Stephens of Fallbrook (219.60) placed second and third.

El Camino's Jordan Payne slipped by top qualifier Amanda Sumrow of Patrick Henry to win the girls' 100 fly title, 56.00 to 56.84. Emma Thomas of Fallbrook rounded out the top three in 57.70. Liam McCloskey of La Costa Canyon picked up his second title of the day in the boys' 100 fly, breaking 50 seconds in the process with a 49.54. Tanner Williams of Ranch Bernardo touched second in 51.68 and Carlos Narte of El Camino came in third (52.47).

Westview's Valerie Hull earned her second win of the day in dominating fashion once again, winning the 100 free by more than three seconds in the only sub-50 swim of the meet, a 49.69. That broke Kendyl Stewart's section record of 49.77 from 2011 and marked Hull's third straight section title in the event. Torrey Pines' Crystal Lore finished a distant second in 53.03, with her teammate Pina Simone close behind in third at 53.78. The boys' 100 free title went to Fallbrook's Robert Guerra in 46.17. Stephen Park of Torrey Pines picked up another top three finish with a 47.25, while Matt Biggs of Carlsbad got a spot on the podium as well with a 48.38 for third.

In the girls' 500 free, San Marcos' Lindsay Ladman moved up two spots from third to first, cutting five seconds off her prelim time to win in 5:01.68. Top seed Savannah DuPuis of La Costa Canyon slipped to second in 5:04.11. Colleen Anderson of Rancho Bernardo finished .09 behind DuPuis in 5:04.20. El Camino senior Scott Clausen swept his individual events at the meet, adding the 500 free title to his 200 IM win earlier with a 4:30.16. Rancho Bernardo's Liam Semple finished second in another event, posting a 4:32.79. Pearu Pold of Torrey Pines came in third in 4:34.17.

Torrey Pines' foursome of Pina Simone, Lindsey Anderson, Katherine Lauerman and Crystal Lore topped the 200 free relay in 1:38.76, well ahead of Fallbrook's Taylor Dowden, Jordann Heimback, Amelia Thomas and Emma Thomas (1:40.02). Carlsbad, represented by Mani Mendez, Melissa Kay, Summer Switzer-Smith and Skylar Swan, came in third in 1:43.36.

Granite Hills captured the boys' 200 free relay title in 1:28.42 behind strong swims from Tyler Rhoades, Kyle Sutton, Jake Casey and Josh Kurtz. Torrey Pines' quartet of Daniel Ines, Ryan Parker, Pearu Pold and Stephen Park hit the wall second in 1:29.16. Matt Biggs, Hunter Padgett, Noah Martin and Charlie Dunlap of Carlsbad touched a tenth behind in 1:29.26.

The girls' 100 back title went to Otay Ranch's Julie Parsons, who dropped about a second from her prelim time to win in 58.45. Rancho Bernardo's Samantha Morris certainly made her work for it, touching second in 58.84. Julee Keenan-Rivers of Torrey Pines rounded out the top three finishers in 59.10. Fallbrook's Robert Guerra picked up his second win of the meet in the boys' 100 back with a 52.67. Runner-up Anders Ohrstrom of Scripps Ranch touched in 53.39, just ahead of La Costa Canyon's Mitch Scarski (53.84).

In the 100 breast, Carlsbad senior Sherri McIntee flew by the field, taking two seconds off her prelim time to win handily in 1:03.76. Mackenzie Logan of Westview, the top seed after prelims, took second in 1:05.57, not far ahead of Jessica Parmenter of San Marcos (1:05.71). Eastlake's John Randazzo claimed the boys' breaststroke crown with a 57.62, way under his prelim time of 1:00.00. Carlsbad's Thomas Linker, the top seed, fell to second in 59.18, while Ryan Clancy of La Costa Canyon picked up third in 59.88.

La Costa Canyon's relay team of Riley McDonald, Rachel Kulik, Michelle Jacob and Savannah DuPuis took home the 400 free relay title in 3:34.15, just a hair ahead of Torrey Pines' Katherine Lauerman, Lindsey Anderson, Pina Simone and Crystal Lore, who posted a 3:34.29. Westview claimed third in 3:38.10 behind Gillian Logan, An Nguyen, Mackenzie Logan and Valerie Hull.

In the boys' relay, Torrey Pines's Daniel Ines, Noah Ayers, Pearu Pold and Stephe Park overtook Carlsbad's Matt Biggs, Hunter Padgett, Charlie Dunlap and Thomas Linker for the win, 3:13.16 to 3:14.13. Rancho Bernardo's foursome of Tanner Williams, Ian Yasui, Liam Semple and Jack Spitser made up huge ground on the final leg to take third in 3:14.28.

Results can be found on the Meet Mobile app.