Rowland Sweeps CIF SS D4 Titles, Downey Second

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California high school state sectional action continued on Friday, with the Southern Section Division 4 meet racing finals. The top team was the same on both the girls and the boys side.

Girls

The Rowland girls scored 316 points for victory while Downey finished the meet with 267 points, with both teams separating themselves from the field.

Rowland’s Megan GeerKelly PrawiraAzurine Chang, and Erika Lim teamed up to take the 200 medley relay in 1:53.72, just a tenth ahead of Downey’s Maritza OchoaNektaria AnagnostouAlejandra Villa, and Marie Olmedo in 1:53.85.

Anagnostou won the 200 freestyle (1:58.61). She was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.15) behind Prawira (1:06.53). Rowland also won the 200 IM with Chang’s 2:12.59 and the 50 free with junior Katelyn Nguyen‘s 23.72. Nguyen also swam a 51.57 to win the 100 freestyle.

Chang, Lim, Rachel Song, and Nguyen posted a 1:41.97 for a dominant 200 freestyle relay victory for Rowland. Song, Geer, Prawira, and Nguyen edged Downey 3:43.59 to 3:44.98 for the 400 freestyle relay title.

Vistamar’s Keiko Derikoletis was dominant in the 100 butterfly with her 56.39. She also captured the 500 freestyle victory with a 5:02.33. Fillmore junior Katrionna Furness was the only woman under a minute in the 100 backstroke with her 59.68.

Boys

The boys’ top two teams were the same as the girls’: Rowland with 261 points followed by Downey with 229.

La Salle won the 200 medley relay by over a second, with the team of James TorrezAndrew LeeDerek Chen, and James Desjarlals finishing in 1:40.27. After swimming backstroke on the medley relay, Torrez posted a 50.70 100 butterfly to win the event. Torrez also won the 100 backstroke with a 51.10.

Dominic Falcon, a junior from Ocean View, won the 200 freestyle relay by three seconds with a 1:41.21. He then lapped some of the final heat of the 500 freestyle, getting to the wall in 4:32.83, 18 seconds ahead of the runner up.

Notre Dame Riverside’s Aidan Mojica led a trio of men to the wall in 2:00 with his 2:00.19 200 IM.

Maranatha’s Tanner Gish stopped the clock in 21.82 for 50 freestyle gold. He popped back up in the 100 freestyle with a winning time of 47.70. Powered by Gish’s anchor leg he and Nicolas KohlWilliam Hastings, and Nils Heinstedt won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:30.23.

de Toledo’s Jacob Rudner cleared a minute to win the 100 breaststroke in 59.38.

In the third relay, a third team earned relay gold. San Dimas touched in 3:16.10 with the team of Tyler Sorenson, Brady Boyde, Parker Egan, and Cade Dady.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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