Torrey Pines and Valhalla Take CIF-San Diego High School Titles

SAN DIEGO. TORREY PINES' girls and Valhalla's boys were the queens and kings of the pool at the CIF-San Diego Section Championships on May 15.

Torrey Pines splashed to a resounding 253-173 win over Mount Carmel while Valhalla won a close 199-177 win over Fallbrook.

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Torrey Pines was led by double record-setting senior Lisa Morelli, who scored wins and section standards in the 100 fly (56.31) and 100 back (56.95) and also also led off the winning 200 medley relay. Both of Morelli's winning swims are automatic All-America cuts.

Teammate Valerie Tukey, a highly promising sophomore, scored a double of her, winning the 100-200 frees in 52.42-1:51.50. She also led off the 200 free relay in 24.91 and her team clocked a swift 1:40.07 for the win — just .30 off Mount Carmel's meet record 1:39.77 from 1996.

Another super sophomore was Poway's Becky Kreutzjans, who scored a pair of wins in the 200 IM (2:05.21) and 500 free (4:52.63). Her IM win was just over a second off the meet record of 2:04.09 and makes the automatic
All-America cut. Her 500 makes consideration.

In the 100 breast Mount Carmel's Kristen Rasmuson won a close 1:04.08-1:04.88 victory over Torrey Pines' Nikoll Julien, with both swimmers making the automatic All-America cut of 1:04.92.

Rasmusson also anchored Mount Carmel's winning 400 free relay with a 54.69 swim — not bad for a breaststroker!

Rancho Buena Vista, although only finishing eighth overall, was dominant in diving, sweeping the top three places, with junior Lauren Formicola winning
a squeaker over Chelsea Flemmer, 438.00-437.00. Mellisa Kennedy (386.80) took the bronze.

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Valhalla, led by senior Will McLaughlin (200 free-100 fly champ), parlayed another win in the 500 free and a pair of relay titles to clinch its team title.

McLaughlin's 200 win was done in 1:41.67, with Fallbrook's David Brown (1:42.67) runner-up. In the 100 fly, McLaughlin's 49.49 blasted the old section record of 50.53 by Hilltop's Jacob Prairie and Rancho Buena Vista's Quentin Byma from 1999. The time is also an automatic All-America swim and among the fastest 100 flys of the season.

The Valhalla senior also swam the fly leg on the winning 200 medley relay (24.35) and his younger brother Clint — a 10th-grader — anchored in 23.45.

Mount Carmel's Ryan Karlson clocked 20.90 in the 50 free to set the meet's other individual record, breaking the old mark of 20.92 from 1994.

Valhalla junior Adam Dole, third in the 200 free, moved up a couple of notches to the top of the podium in the 500 with an All-America consideration time of 4:38.42. The automatic cut is 4:33.91 and the section
record is a fast 4:21.10 by San Marcos' Tim Siciliano from 1998.

And where is Mr. Siciliano these days? Ann Arbor, Michigan, swimming for Coach Jon Urbancek's Michigan Wolverines. At this year's NCAAs Siciliano won the 400 IM in 3:40+ — not far off former Wolverine Tom Dolan's American-NCAA record of 3:38+ from six years ago.

– Bill Bell

CIF SAN DIEGO SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS
Mesa College Pool, San Diego
May 15, 2001
25 Yd. Pool

*Section Record

FINAL RESULTS — GIRLS

TOP 5 TEAMS

253 Torrey Pines
173 Mount Carmel
138 Rancho Bernardo
130 Poway
113 La Costa Canyon

TOP 3 INDIVIDUAL FINISHERS
50 YD FREESTYLE

24.14 Kirsten Rasmussen, Mt. Carmel
24.21 Katie Dulgar, Torrey Pines
24.61 Hannah McClung, Rancho Bernardo

100 YD FREESTYLE

52.42 Valerie Tukey, Torrey Pines
53.60 Tiffany Brown, Rancho Bernardo
53.95 Stacy Blondin, Carlsbad

200 YD FREESTYLE

1:51.50 Valerie Tukey, Torrey Pines
1:52.51 Corrine Ellis, Mt. Carmel
1:52.78 Stacy Blondin, Carlsbad

500 YD FREESTYLE

4:52.63 Becky Kreutzjans, Poway
4:58.00 Corrine Ellis, Mt. Carmel
5:12.43 Ashley Elgis, Granite Hills

100 YD BACKSTROKE

56.95* Lisa Morelli Torrey Pines
58.51 Tiffany Brown, Rancho Bernardo
1:00.31 Katie Dulgar, Torrey Pines

100 YD BREASTSTROKE

1:04.08 Kirsten Rasmuson, Mt. Carmel
1:04.88 Nikoll Juline, Torrey Pines
1:10.16 Lee Going, La Costa Canyon

100 YD BUTTERFLY

56.31* Lisa Morelli, Torrey Pines
59.26 Nadya Nicholas, Oceanside
59.35 Kelly Blondin, Carlsbad

200 YD IND. MEDLEY

2:05.21 Becky Kreutzjans, Poway
2:08.48 Nikoll Julien, Torrey Pines
2:14.04 Natalie Luscomb, Valhalla

1 METER DIVING

438.00 Lauren Pormicola, Rancho Buena Vista
437.00 Chelsea Flemmer, Rancho Buena Vista
386.80 Melissa Kennedy

200 YD MEDLEY RELAY

1:49.94* Torrey Pines
(Lisa Morelli, 27.28; Jennifer Conlon, 58.31 [31.03], Nikoll Julien, 1:25.64
[27.33], Katie Dulgar, 1:49.94 [24.29])
1:54.94 Mt. Carmel
(Ariana Garcia, Kirsten Rasmuson, Heather Gray, Katy Rodgers)
1:56.05 Carlsbad
(Diana Lang, Christa Groves, Kelly Blondin, Stacy Blondin)

200 YD FREESTYLE RELAY

1:40.07 Torrey Pines
(Valerie Tukey, Allison Hartwell, Jessica Brower, Katie Dulgar)
1:42.57 Rancho Bernardo
(Hannah McClung, Belinda Oberem, Ariana Young, Tiffany Brown)
1:42.75 Mt. Carmel
(Katy Rodgers, Amy Vasko, Lisa O'Brian, Corrine Ellis)

400 YD FREESTYLE RELAY

3:38.74 Mt. Carmel
(Corrine Ellis, Amy Vasko, Heather Gray, Kirsten Rasmuson)
3:40.87 Rancho Bernardo
(Hannah McClung, Belinda Oberem, Kerri Wheeler, Tiffany Brown)
3:43.26 Poway
(Ashley McCullum, Mina Dorr, Liz Smith, Becky Kreutzjans)

TOP 5 TEAMS – BOYS

199 Valhalla
177 Fallbrook
154 Mount Carmel
151 Torrey Pines
140 Carlsbad

Top 3 INDIVIDUAL FINISHERS

50 YD FREESTYLE

20.90* Ryan Karlson, Torrey Pines
21.59 Danny Ender, Fallbrook
22.08 Chris Vendenhoff, Fallbrook

100 YD FREESTYLE

47.50 Danny Ender, Fallbrook
48.18 Chris Vandenoff, Fallbrook
48.27 Tim Fuller, West Hills

200 YD FREESTYLE

1:41.67 Will McLaughlin, Valhalla
1:42.80 David Brown, Fallbrook
1:44.37 Adam Dole, Valhalla

500 YD FREESTYLE

4:38.42 Adam Dole, Valhalla
4:43.95 David Brown, Fallbrook
4:46.38 Andy Green, Poway

100 YD BACKSTROKE

52.62 Eddie Erazo, Mt. Carmel
55.28 Zach Webster, Valhalla
56.01 Kellen Harris, Rancho Buena Vista

100 YD BREASTSTROKE

59.26 Brett Going, La Costa Canyon
1:01.39 John Rogers, Torrey Pines
1:01.78 Paul Hernandez, Rancho Buena Vista

100 YD BUTTERFLY

49.49* Will McLaughlin, Valhalla
50.38 Ryan Karlson, Torrey Pines
53.22 Chris Mason, Poway

200 YD IND. MEDLEY

1:55.51 James Fenney, Carlsbad
1:55.97 John Rogers, Torrey Pines
1:57.92 Andrew Yamamoto, Mt. Carmel

1 METER DIVING

449.50 Dustin Watson, Poway
442.80 Charlie Slender, Rancho Buena Vista
331.05 Craig Rychel, Valhalla

200 YD MEDLEY RELAY

1:39.39 Valhalla
(Zach Webster, Adam Dole, Will McLaughlin, Clint McLaughlin)
1:40.73 Carlsbad
(Robert Dominguez, James Fenney, Gunny Miller, Brandon Borso)
1:40.73 Mount Carmel
(Eddie Brazo, Ryan Lindroth, Andrew Yamamoto, Scott Blyleven)

200 YD FREESTYLE RELAY

1:27.86 Fallbrook
(Chris Vendenoff, Alec Harris, David Brown, Danny Ender)
1:28.53 Torrey Pines
(Carlo Romero, Trevor Austin, Dane Julien, Ryan Karlson)
1:29.15 Carlsbad
(James Fenney, Gunny Miller, Kyle Barton, Brandon Borso)

400 YD FREESTYLE RELAY

3:11.39 Valhalla
(Adam Dole, Clint McLaughlin, Zach Webster, Will McLaughlin)
3:12.40 Fallbrook
(David Brown, Chris Vendenoff, Alec Harris, Danny Ender)
3:20.45 Mount Carmel
(Michael Borokhov, Scott Blyleven, Eddie Brazo, Andrew Yamamoto)

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