By JOSEPH NAGY
In the CIF finals at UC Riverside, Boys Swim finished 9th in division 1, while the girls team finished last in the meet at 35th place. The girls team will likely drop divisions next year due to the results.
The girls team only swam in the 200 medley relay and finished last out of 18 teams. No girls qualified for state.
The boys relay teams placed 9th in the 200 yard medley and 9th again in the 200 yard freestyle relay. Both qualified for AA consideration (All American).
The highlight of the meet came from senior captain Andrew Knoell who got second in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 44.73 seconds. Knoell was on both relay teams that made it to finals. Knoell’s time was not only an AA automatic, but qualified for state for his event.
David Lowengrub (So.) and Aidan Yong (Jr.) made state considerations for their individual events. Lowengrub for his time of 1:55.33 seconds in the 200 yard IM and Yong for his time of 1:56.23 in the same event.
When asked how he felt to be given the possible opportunity to represent his school at state as a sophomore, Lowengrub said, “I hope I get the chance to go because I know how lucky I am to have even made consideration.”
Lowengrub also made consideration for his time of 58.35 seconds in the 100 yard breast.
As CIF comes to a close, so does the high school swim season. For those who did not qualify or await to hear if their consideration made it, they will be checking out of 6th period swim and will return to their club teams.
Having overcome obstacles such as injury to key swimmers, finishing 9th in CIF is a strong finish for the Trojan swimmers. As for the girls team, they hope to regroup after this year and rebuild for upcoming seasons and hopefully turn their luck around.