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Terrapins Rise up at NCS and State Swim Championships

05/22/2018, 12:00pm PDT
By D

The Terrapins had 24 swimmers make the consideration or automatic qualifying times for the 2018 North Coast Section Swimming Championships held in Livermore, CA on May 18th-19th.  The group of high school swimmers rose to the occasion at the meet recording multiple best times and a slew of Top 8 and Top 16 performances. Senior Alexei Sancov (Northgate) led the way with a pair of victories and new meet records in the 200 Freestyle (1:33.70) and 500 Freestyle (4:17.10) events. Other highlight swims were: Niklas Weigelt (Clayton Valley), 100FR champion and 8th in the 200FR; Matt Fetterman (College Park) 12th in the 200Fr and 16th in the 500FR; Connor Seip (Northgate) 15th in the 200FR and 12th in the 500FR; Sasha Liu (Piedmont) 2nd in the 200IM and 4th in the 100BR, Emily Lo (Acalanes) 2nd in the 100FL and 2nd in the 100BR; Andrew Rodriguez (Northgate) 7th in the 100FL and 3rd in the 100BK; Adrian Dulay (Northgate) 10th in the 100FL; Maile Andresen (Northgate) 7th in the 100FR and 8th in the 100BK; Anthony Vizental (Clayton Valley) just missed top 16th in the 100BR at 17th; and Sophia Miller (Clayton Valley) just missed Top 16th in the 100BR at 18th. Overall, it was a very impressive weekend.

The following weekend, May 18th-19th, was the CIF State Swimming Championships in Fresno, CA. Once again, the Terrapins flexed their muscles by qualifying 9 swimmers for the meet. Once again, Alexei Sancov (Northgate) stood out with a state title in the 200FR and two new state records in the 200FR (1:34.10) and 100FR (43.0, leading off his 400 Free Relay). Local Clayton resident, Niklas Weigelt (Clayton Valley), showed his toughness by making the Championship Final in the 100FR (8th). Other highlights included: Emily Lo (Acalanes) 9th in the 100FL and 4th in the 100BR; Jessica Larson (Benicia) 6th in the 50FR and Top 16 in the 100FR; and Andrew Rodriguez (Northgate) 10th in the 100BK. The following Terrapin swimmers also punched their ticket to the meet: Maile Andresen (Northgate), Connor Seip (Northgate), Adrian Dulay (Northgate), Sasha Liu (Piedmont), and Devin Masongsong (College Park).

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