Rocklin boys sweep Whitney

Three firsts for Samuel Svindland
By: Joshua Gutierrez/News Messenger Correspondent
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The cross-town rivalry continued between Rocklin and Whitney high schools as the two schools took to the water for a dual swim meet held at Whitney last Thursday.

The Rocklin varsity boys performed to their full potential grabbing the top spot in all 10 events and totaled 136 points.

In the 200-yard medley relay, Rocklin set the tone for the afternoon claiming the top three spots in the event. Each team finished in less than two minutes with Mason Lightle, Spencer London, Samuel Svindland and Brandon Yoshida leading the way in 1:53.48.

The foursome repeated their performance in the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:47.59.

Samuel Svindland led all Thunder boys with three first-place finishes. The first came in the 200 medley relay as part of a foursome. The next two came in the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle.

Dhillon Gurvir had two firsts to his credit claiming the 100 freestyle (56.49) and 100 breaststroke (1:15.12).

Tayler Brown took the 100 backstroke in 1:03.48, William Svindland notched a win in the 200 freestyle timing 2:00.38, and Nathan Dove took the 50 freestyle in 25.08. Robert Noble swam to a first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.58.

The Rocklin Women’s team competed well but an early string of firsts sealed the day for the Wildcats .

Unable to claim a first-place finish in the opening four events, Maddy Lent touched the wall two seconds ahead of Whitney’s Haley Barker by in the 100 yard butterfly. Lent’s time was 1:04.78.

Rocklin’s Mikaila Keyes then captured the 100 freestyle in 56.68 to win by.32 seconds.

Aelish Guinn finished the Thunder’s night with two-consecutive top finishes. The first came as part of the 200 yard freestyle relay along with Emily Benny, Haley Reimers and Kaylyn Brest. The four came in at 1:47.06.

Guinn also swam to victory in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.56.

Whitney High Swim Meet Results

Rocklin Varsity Boys – 136 points

200 Medley Relay – Lightle, London, S. Svindland, Yoshida (1:53.48)

200 Freestyle - W. Svindland (2:00.38)

200 IM – S. Svindland (2:214.82)

50 Freestyle – Dove (25.08)

100 Butterfly – Noble (1:00.58)

100 Freestyle – Dhillon (56.49)

500 Freestyle – S. Svindland (5:22.04)

200 Freestyle Relay – Shuler, W. Svindland, Pugh, Dove (1:41.15)

100 Backstroke – Brown (1:03.48)

100 Breaststroke – Dhillon (1:15.12)

400 Freestyle Relay – London, Lightle, Brown, Yoshida (3:47.59)

Rocklin Varsity Girls – 82 points

200 Medley Relay – Chase, Seyfried, Wada, Keyes (2:08.37, 3rd)

200 Freestyle – Brest (2:10.89, 2nd)

200 IM – Keyes (2:36.35, 3rd)

50 Freestyle – Benny (27.16, 2nd)

100 Butterfly – Lent (1:04.78, 1st)

100 Freestyle – Keyes (56.68, 1st)

500 Freestyle – Chase (5:40.17, 2nd)

200 Freestyle Relay – Guinn, Benny, Reimers, Brest (1:57.06, 1st)

100 Backstroke – Guinn (1:04.56, 1st)

100 Breaststroke – Loria (1:10.47, 1st)

400 Freestyle Relay – Guinn, Reimers, Benny, Brest (3:51.61, 2nd)