Friday, May 26, 2017

Swimming

Katie Ledecky: The Best Swimmer in the World

Katie Ledecky Prepares for Olympic Gold by Russell O. Karr Katie Ledecky in the best swimmer in the world – male or female. A partial listing of her accomplishments illustrates her dazzling swimming skills: USA Swimming National Team member, fourteen-time USA Swimming National Champion, winner of ten gold medals in major international competitions including the 800 M Free gold at …

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New National Record Set in the 400-Freestyle Relay

Congratulations to the Granada High School (Livermore, CA) swimming foursome of Maxime Rooney, Bryce McLaggan, Trent Trump, and Nick Silverthorn for racing to history in the 4×100 freestyle. The team set a new record of 2:59.00 while helping the Granada High Matadors to an overall second-place finish in the North Coast Section swimming championships on May 17th.

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Santa Margarita Athletes Sign Letters of Intent on NCAA Signing Day

Sixteen athletes from Santa Margarita Catholic High School made their futures evident on Wednesday, April 16 as they officially signed or verbally committed with colleges across the country for their sport. The following student-athletes were a part of the NCAA National Letter of Intent Signing Day: Alex Ury of Mission Viejo has committed to Washington University, St. Louis for Football. …

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National Letter of Intent Signing Day for Orange County Student-Athletes

BOYS BASKETBALL Joe Furstinger (Santa Margarita) New Mexico GIRLS BASKETBALL Amy Ogren (Mater Dei) Point Loma Nazarene Kayla Stephens (Segerstrom) Alabama State BASEBALL John Balliet (Mission Viejo) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Turner Buis (Fullerton) Cal State Fullerton Chase Calabuig (Capistrano Valley) San Diego State Griffin Canning (Santa Margarita) UCLA Parker Coss (Capistrano Valley Christian) UC Irvine Taylor Fajardo (Capistrano …

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JSerra Swim Breaks National Record & Wins Back-to-Back CIF Championships

JSerra Catholic High School’s girls swim team breaks national 400-meter record and wins second CIF Championship. The CIF Championships held at the Riverside City College Aquatics Center played host to over 70 teams in the southern section. “We were saying we’d be fine with either one,” said JSerra sophomore and US National swimmer Katie McLaughlin. “We did not expect both, …

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Record Setting Duo

Crean Lutheran’s Lindsey Engel and Ella Eastin not only set Orange County records, but helped the small, private school win the CIF 3 girls swimming title. Engel broke both marks in the 50 (22.53) and 100 (48.96) freestyles finals. Eastin broke the Division 3 county record in the 200 individual medley with a 1:55.15. Eastin also set a Division 3 …

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JSerra Swimming Record

JSerra’s meet-record 400-yard freestyle relay on March 23rd at the Millikan Southern Section girls relays is currently the second fastest time in the nation for 2013. With a record time of  3 minutes, 24.10 seconds, the Lions team of Kaitlyn Albertoli (50.81 seconds), Karli Thuen (52.41), Rebecca Millard (51.13) and Katie McLaughlin (49.75), that time is just 2.47 seconds over …

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Santa Margarita Eagles Recognized as All-CIF Following the CIF-SS Championship Victory

Head Coach Kevin Ricks of Costa Mesa was named the 2012-2013 CIF-SS, Division II, Coach of the Year after leading the Eagles to the CIF-SS Division II Championship, a Trinity League Championship and a 25-6 overall record. The overall record goes down as the second best all-time in Eagle’s history. Coach Ricks has a career record of 188-145 as the …

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Mykkanen Breaks Two School Swimming Records

Foothill freshman Courtney Mykkanen broke two school records in a recent victory at El Modena in Century League action. Mykkanen’s time of 2:06.29 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley was more than a second faster than Megan Logan’s 1990 school record of 2:07.5. Mykkanen made history with a 55.59 in the 100 backstroke to take the school record from current …

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Freshman From Santa Margarita Sets Swim Marathon Record

During the early morning hours of Sept. 23, 13-year-old Fiona Goh stepped into the water off of Anacapa Island. Just more than 10 hours and 12.4 miles later, she emerged from the brisk ocean as the youngest swimmer ever to complete a California channel passage. In order to accomplish the feat, Goh, a freshman at Rancho Santa Margarita High School …

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