Three locals win CIF titles

CIF Division 1 Swimming and Diving Championships feature plenty of outstanding individual performances from area athletes.

May 18, 2011|By Mike Sciacca,

The CIF Southern Section Division 1 Swimming and Diving Championships wrapped up three days of competition Friday at Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach, where several local athletes won individual CIF titles.

In the girls' team standings, Edison finished fourth and Fountain Valley was eighth in a division won by University.

In the boys' team standings, Edison placed sixth, Huntington Beach was 30th and Fountain Valley 46th in a division won by Loyola.

Marina senior Nick Soedel won a CIF title in the boys' 100 free (45.05 seconds) and placed sixth (20.82) in the boys' 50 free. Fountain Valley senior Shelby Webber was a CIF champion in both the girls' 200 IM (2:00.28) and 100 free (49.90).


Princeton-bound Michael Hauss of Edison won the 200 free in a personal-best time of 1:38.14, the second-fastest time for an Edison swimmer, Coach Diggy Riley said. Hauss also placed sixth in the 100 free (45.66), which also is the second-fastest all-time time at Edison.

Edison junior Josh Smith won the consolation final in the 100 free in 45.95, the third-fastest time for the program. Smith also set a school record time (49.93) and placed third in the 100 backstroke.

Hauss and Smith teamed with Brent Bazzell and Brett Maus to finish third in the 400 free relay (3:06.80). The Chargers' 200 free relay squad of Maus, Bazzell, Brian Ely and Hauss, finished sixth with a school record time of 1:25.96.

Huntington Beach's boys' 200 free relay team of juniors Noah Harrison, Griffin Camps, Jameson Shively and Max Schulz, finished 14th (1:28.34).

Freshman Devin Newton of Edison won the consolation final in the girls' 200 individual medley with a personal- best 2:05.88 (third all-time time at Edison). Newton also placed 11th in the 100 back (57.58), which ranks second all-time for Edison.

Edison senior Alli Gillespie, who is headed to Oregon State, placed fifth in the 100 free (51.51) and 11th in the 200 free (1:52.42). Also for the Chargers, sophomore Kylie Boyce (1:04.74) and senior Sarah Moss (1:06.21) placed ninth and 11th, respectively, in the girls' 100 breaststroke.

For Fountain Valley, junior Taylor Johnson was fifth (23.84) in the girls' 50 free, sophomore Jamie Dang took third (56.95) in the girls' 100 butterfly and the Barons' girls' 200 free relay team of Webber, freshman Sarah Yo, Dang and Johnson went 1:36.15 for third place.

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