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SWIMMING

Whitney third in league, sets sights on sections

Swimmers, divers qualify
By: Staff Report
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The Whitney High Wildcats finished in the Capital Athletic League?s top three and has a number of swimmers and divers advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section. The diving trials are scheduled for May 3 (girls) and May 4 (boys) at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks. The swimming will be at Tokay High in Lodi May 10 (girls) and May 11 (boys). The Wildcats? boys team finished third in league. Nick Laughlin was third in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:00.94. The 200yd Medley relay qualified for sections The team will consist of Laughlin, Nigel Nigel Siwabessy, Joseph Kiefer and Alex Mowry. Mowry, a senior, qualified for sections in the 100yd backstroke and breaststroke. Senior August Gonet placed second in diving at the CAL meet and will also move on to sections. GIRLS The Wildcats came in second at the CAL Championships. Rio Americano was first. Senior Loree Olson swam to first place in the 500yd freestyle clocking a time of 5:17.20. She was second in the 200 yd individual medley touching the wall at 2:11.92. Olson was named to the CAL First Team All League. Senior Colleen Daley swam to a silver medal in the 50yd freestyle in under a minute (56.23). Freshman Lauren Votava was second in the 100yd breaststroke (1:11.57 and third in the 200yd free (2:04.61). The medley team of Olson, Fotava, Jenna Loria and Daley claimed second at the championships. The 200yd free relay team of Votava, Loria, Christina Daley and Haley Barker finished in third place. The relay combination of Olson, Daley, Daley and Barker finished just a touch away from first place in the 400 free. Botava, Olson, Christina Daley, Colleen Daley, Barker and Loria all qualified for sections. They will all be competing in two events. Whitney will also be sending divers Taylor Descheemaeker and Megan Murphy to the section championships. ?Overall, Whitney had a great season with fast times and is excited to move 13 athletes on to sections,? said girls varsity head swim coach Kari Ustaszewski-Begley.