2016 CIF-SS Division I Prelims: Santa Margarita and Loyola Surge to Lead

2016 California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Swimming & Diving Championships

  • Diving: Monday, May 9, 2016
  • Swimming: Prelims – Thursday, May 12; Finals – Saturday, May 14, 2015
  • Location: Riverside City College
  • Defending Champions: Santa Margarita girls, University boys (2015 D1 Results)
  • Psych Sheet: Division I
  • Live Results: Available
  • Championship Central

Santa Margarita girls and Loyola boys jumped out to huge leads in prelims of the CIF-Southern Section Division I prelims on Thursday. Even after the graduation of Katie McLaughlin the Santa Margarita girls have enough strength and depth to lead the field by over 50 points, with at least one scorer in ever event. Woodbridge will score in everything but diving, and sit alone at number 2, more than 60 points ahead of the rest of the field. Edison was expected to be in the mix for number 3, but a difficult morning dropped them out of contention for the top slots.

The Loyola boys were expected to rise to take over the void filled by graduations at University; they did just that and then some. Outscoring the psych sheet by 80 points in prelims, Loyola put themselves out of reach of the rest of the teams. Santa Margarita had an excellent morning and now sit within just a few points of second-place Dana Hills.

Girls’ Meet

Santa Margarita sophomore Samantha Shelton and Woodbridge junior Kate Krolikowski kicked off the girls meet with nearly identical qualifying times in the 200 free, going 1:47.14 and 1:47.17, respectively. Shelton was also the fastest 100 butterflier with 54.37, while Krolikowski led the 500 free qualifiers with 4:48.77.

JSerra junior Katie Glavinovich was second in the 500 free and topped the field in the 200 IM (2:01.07). Edison sophomore Nora Deleske was second in the 200 IM (2:01.08) and second in the 100 breast (1:02.44). Top billing in the breaststroke went to Alicia Harrison of Ventura (1:01.56).

Alemany senior Katherine Wagner was about a half-second faster than the field in the 50 free (22.73) and 100 free (49.41). Santa Margarita freshman Mackenzie Degn was the second qualifier in both sprint frees (23.27 and 49.92). Foothill senior Courtney Mykkanen put up the morning’s fastest time in the 100 back (54.27).

  CIF-SS Division I Girls Predicted Final Score Vs Psych Sheet
1 Santa Margarita 313 36
2 Woodbridge 261 24
3 Tesoro 198 7
4 San Marcos 164 0
5 Mater Dei 148 20
6 Edison 140 -70
7 Valencia/Valencia 136 2
8 Los Alamitos 134 -37
9 Marina 128 -46
10 Fountain Valley 124 -4


Boys’ Meet

Santa Margarita senior Grant Shoults put the D1 200 free record on notice with his 1:35.01 prelims swim. The rest of the A final qualified between 1:38.9 and 1:40.7. Shoults, who already owns the division record in the 500 free, cruised to a 4:24.76 to earn the middle lane for the final.

Loyola junior Sean Lee was first to the wall in the 200 IM (1:48.29) and second in the 100 fly (48.65). Ventura junior Johnny Ellery swam the fastest qualifying time in the fly, 48.44. Fountain Valley junior Justin Nguyen led the qualifiers in both the 100 free (44.86) and 100 back (49.13). Saugus junior Tanner Olson clocked a 54.90 to top the field in the 100 breast, and Notre Dame sophomore Zander Minano sprinted to a 20.59 in the 50 free.

  CIF-SS Division I Boys Predicted Final Score Vs Psych Sheet
1 Loyola 379 80
2 Dana Hills 251 -10
3 Santa Margarita 242 23
4 Northwood 175 -29
5 University 164 -11
6 Huntington Beach 147 -19
7 Valencia/Valencia 136 40
8 Saugus 103 1
9 Corona del Mar 96 40
10 Harvard-Westlake 96 12


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