Alexei Sancov Scares 200 Free National Public HS Record at CIF North Coast

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While not as record heavy as some CIF Section Championships this weekend, the CIF North Coast Championship was still full of fast swimming.


The Monte Vista women dominated the meet, finishing with a total of 313 points. Campolindo scored 195 to finish second and Miramonte was third with 152.5 points.

Monte Vista swept the relays en route to the championship. The team of Abriana HowardZoie HartmanMakenna Turner, and Gillian Flath opened the meet with a 1:42.51 in the 200 medley relay. Isabella Barattolo teamed up with Flath, Alyssa Hornbuckle, and Hartman for a 1:34.19 in the 200 freestyle relay.

Granada’s Miranda Heckman posted a 1:47.70 to win the 200 freestyle. Campolindo’s Sophia Cavalli (1:49.76) also cracked 1:50. Heckman also picked up 500 freestyle gold in 4:47.13. Also well under five minutes was Daniel Hawkins (4:49.95).

Monte Vista sophomore Zoie Hartman (2:00.05) dominated the 200 IM. She also won the 100 breaststroke by nearly a second with a 1:00.59. Halle Morris of Terra Linda (1:01.44) followed.

The top five women in the 50 free all finished under 24 seconds. San Ramon Valley’s Alexa Fusari was first to the wall in 23.42. College Prep’s Katherine Cane (23.62) earned runner up honors while Miramonte’s Sophia Kosturos (23.66) rounded out the podium.

An entirely different trio emerged on the 100 freestyle podium. San Francisco U’s Lucy Daro led the way in 51.15. Isabella Barrattolo of Monte Vista (51.42) and Claire Birchenough of Redwood (51.48) touched third.

Monte Vista’s Turner edged Acalanes’ Emily Lo 53.69 to 53.76 for the 100 butterfly victory. Her teammate Howard topped the 100 backstroke (55.14) and Kosturos (55.48) was runner up.

Turner, Barattolo, Jenna Seaman, and Howard ended the meet with a dominating 3:27.54 in the 400 freestyle relay.


Campolindo won the meet by a narrow margin, scoring 209.5 points. San Ramon Valley was second with 198 points. Just six points back was Redwood.

Campolindo won one relay while Northgate took home two relay titles. Campolindo’s Jolen GriffinMason LoyetMax Cruz, and Carson Van Farowe posted a dominating 1:31.48 in the 200 medley relay.

Northgate’s Alexei Sancov obliterated the 200 freestyle field, touching in 1:33.93, just two tenths shy of Maxime Rooney‘s Meet Record of 1:33.70. That was also just six tenths off the 1:33.30 National Public School record set by Drew Kibbler in February. Sancov also turned in a 4:22.43 to claim 500 freestyle gold. Foothill’s Calvin David (4:24.15) was on his heels.

Terra Linda’s Nathaniel Cunnan sprinted to a 20.41 for the 50 free title. In the 100 free he touched third in 45.15 behind Foothill’s Jonah Cooper (44.38) and San Ramon Valley’s Teagan Cheney (45.13). Cooper won the 100 backstroke by over a second, posting a new meet record of 46.96. The previous mark was a 47.65 swum by Sven Campbell in 2013.

Amador Valley’s Chris Jhong posted a 1:48.73 to win the 200 IM.

It was all Jolen Griffin in the 100 butterfly. The Campolindo senior clocked a 47.96, the only swimmer under 50 seconds.

Lyon Zhang of Mission San Jose out touched Alhambra’s Tony Moore in the 100 breaststroke. The two finished in 56.24 and 56.27, respectively. Cole Reznick of Amador Valley was just behind in third with a 56.56.

Northgate’s first relay victory was the 200 freestyle relay. Sancov, Zach LedesmaConnor Seip, and Andrew Rodriguez touched in 1:23.94, just faster than San Ramon Valley’s Matthew MuaddiCarl TaiblSpencer Daily, and Teagan Cheney in 1:24.17.

The same Northgate quartet pulled out another tight one in the 400 freestyle relay, this time over Campolindo. Northgate finished in 3:04.54. Cruz, Wheeler, Samuel Ayers, and Griffin were just behind in 3:04.63.

Full results available here.

Full results available on Meet Mobile: “2017 NCS Swimming & Diving Championship Meet”


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      Cathleen Pruden

      Whoops! Good catch– live results still list Rooney! Thanks for the reminder. Updating now!