Local swimmers excel in secondary events

first_imgDaniel Colvin shook off a slow start in the 100 free to win in 48.79 and added a victory in the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.52. erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Highland of Palmdale sophomore Sara Pino, a Div. IV finalist a year ago, won going away in the girls’ 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley in her first competition of the season. And Highland senior Billy Bishop, a Masters meet qualifier last season in the boys’ 50free, competed only in the 100 backstroke and relays, deciding to scratch the 100 butterfly after recovering from a recent illness. LANCASTER – Although many of the Antelope Valley’s top swimmers were competing in their secondary events Saturday at Eastside Pool, they weren’t going to be content with second-place finishes at the Knight of Palmdale Invitational. Palmdale sophomore Mary Brown, the reigning Southern Section Div. IV girls’ 50-yard freestyle champion, demonstrated her versatility by adding a convincing victory in the 100backstroke. center_img “It’s all about the Quartz Hill meet. That’s what I’m getting ready for,” said Bishop, who also helped Highland defeat the rival Rebels in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays. “But this was good for me to get some work in.” Highland also won the 200medley and 400 free relays on the girls’ side, with Pino teaming with Ashley Cecil, Shannon Emmons and Jenna Poitras. Cecil added a victory in the 100free (57.13), finishing ahead of Lancaster’s Falicia Mazzella (58.57). Aside from the dominance of the Golden League competitors, two of the most impressive swimmers were Paraclete of Lancaster’s Natalia Orellano and Brittany Shoengarth. Orellano won the 500 free (6:07.02) and took second in the 200 free (2:18.77), and Shoengarth finished second in the 100 butterfly (1:06.45) and third in the 200 IM (2:26.42). Britney Blankenship was the lone individual winner for Quartz Hill, capturing the 100butterfly in 1:01.41. Blankenship finished third in the 100backstroke. The Rebels had the only two multiple-event winners in the boys’ competition, with Dan Tran outlasting Burroughs of Ridgecrest’s Arturo Ochoa 1:56.68 to 1:58.94 in the 200free, and following it up with a strong performance in the 200IM (2:09.63) to complete the impressive double. last_img read more

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