Santa Margarita Girls, Loyola Boys Claim 2022 CIF State Championship Titles

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The 2022 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Swimming and Diving Championship was held Clovis Olympic Swim Complex in Fresno, California, from May 13-14.

The meet was highlighted by the Santa Margarita girls breaking the National High School and 15-18 National Age Group records in the 4×100 free relay.

Click here for full results and team scores.


Top 5 Team Scores:

  1. Santa Margarita – 378
  2. Davis SR HS – 204
  3. Sacred Heart Prep – 103
  4. Harvard-Westlake – 101
  5. Compolindo – 94.5 (TIE)
  6. St. Francis – 94.5 (TIE)

Santa Margarita proved dominant, claiming all three relays, winning six individual events and registering three runner-up individual finishes. Freshman Teagan O’Dell paved the way by a pair of individual gold medals in the 200 IM (1:55.15) and 100 back (52.27). The latter was a new CIF State Championship meet record.

Also earning a pair of event wins was senior Justina Kozan in the 200 free (1:44.663) and 100 fly (52.75). Sophomore Teia Salvino gave Santa Margarita yet another win, taking the top spot in the 50 free (22.58).

Other notable victories during the meet included Saint Joseph’s Claire Tuggle in the 500 free (4:44.88) and Eastlake’s Emily Lundgren in the 100 breast (1:00.61)


Top 5 Team Scores:

  1. Loyola – 217.5
  2. Santa Margarita – 177.5
  3. Palo Alto – 158
  4. Northgate – 127
  5. De La Salle – 106.5

Despite not having a 4×50 medley relay, Loyola swam away with the team title and won the other two relays, including a state meet record in both the 4×50 medley relay and 4×100 free relay. Their individual winners included Rex Maurer in the 200 free (1:35.40), who also took second in the 500 free (4:17.39) behind Sonora’s Matthew Chai (4:15.09).

The only double-event winner of the boys’ meet was Palo Alto’s Ethan Harrington, who sprinted to the gold medal in both the 50 free (19.85) and 100 free (43.60).

Laguna Hills’ Tona Zinn won the 200 IM (1:46.47) and was the runner-up in the 100 breast (54.39), which was won by San Marino’s Daniel Li (53.79). Harvard-Westlake’s Ronald Dalmacio powered home to a dub in the 100 back (48.08) and the 100 fly went to San Juan Hills’ David Schmitt (47.68).

Also of note, Buchanan’s Colby Hatton dropped a swift 42.87 as the anchor leg of his team’s 4×100 free relay, which placed 10th overall.

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