# 2019 California State Meet Psych Sheets are Out

Anne Lepesant

May 07th, 2019

## 2019 California Interscholastic Federation Swimming & Diving Championships

• Friday, May 10 – Saturday, May 11
• Clovis Olympic Swim Complex, Clovis West High School
• 25 yards, prelims day 1, finals day 2
• Psych sheets
• Alternates list
• Live Meet Results

The 2019 CIF State Championship Meet will take place on Friday, May 10 (prelims) and Saturday, May 11 (finals) at Clovis West High School in Central California. This is the fifth edition of the California state meet. It is being held a week earlier than in the past, which may account for the increased depth of the field. The first all-CIF meet was held on May 22-23, 2015, which was the same weekend as Speedo Grand Challenge, typically the first big meet of the summer season for California swimmers. Many of the California club coaches weren’t too keen on their swimmers delaying the start of long course season by yet another week and, while there were several big names at the inaugural meet (such as Ella Eastin, Maxime Rooney, and Bryce Mefford), there were too many absences (eg, Abbey Weitzeil, Katie McLaughlin, and Grant Shoults) for it to be a true state championship.

This year’s meet will feature NCS record-breaker Zoie Hartman, the top seed in the girls’ 200 IM and 100 breast. Seeded with 1:55.76 in the IM, her lifetime best of 1:54.62 is only .31 off Ella Eastin’s 2015 state record of 1:54.31. The Monte Vista senior has also been faster than the California state record in the 100 breast, which is a 59.20 from Jessica Hardy in 2005. Clovis North freshman Claire Tuggle is seeded first in the 500 free (4:42.42) and second in the 200 free (1:46.19). Those state records belong to Janet Evans (4:37.30 from 1988) and Katie McLaughlin (1:43.01 from 2015). California prep standout Justina Kozan, Ella Ristic, Anicka Delgado, Brooke Schaffer, Nicole Oliva, Sophia Kosturos, Liberty Williams, Miranda Heckman, and Daniella Hawkins will also be in Clovis.

The boys’ meet, while missing Gianluca Urlando, will have Hunter Ingram and Calvin David of Foothill, seeded 1-2 in the 200 free. David is also top seed in the 500 free by a margin of 4.5 seconds, while Ingram is the 3rd entrant in the 100 free. Bellarmine senior Max Saunders leads the field in the 100 free (43.52) by 8/10 and is seeded 3rd behind Ingram and David in the 200 free. The top 7 seeds in the 200 free are all seeded with 1:36s.b

Ethan Hu, a junior from The Harker School who downed meet records at CCS, is seeded #1 in the 200 IM (1:44.62) and #1 in the 100 fly (45.90). He is within shooting distance of Urlando’s state records in those events (1:43.87 and 45.88, respectively). Oak Ridge junior Ben Dillard tops the field in the 100 breast with 54.31, which puts him 1.13 seconds out of reach of Tanner Olson’s state mark of 53.18. Dillard is seeded 6th in the 200

There are some quick underclassmen in the boys’ meet.  Freshmen Tona Zinn of Laguna Hills and Matthew Chung of The Harker School are seeded 4th and 5th in the IM. Harvard-Westlake freshman Ronald Dalmacio is seeded 4th in the 100 back and 11th in the 100 fly.

Danny Syrkin, a junior at La Canada, is second seed in the 100 fly and third in the 50 free. Loyola senior Connor Lee is first in the 50 free and third in the fly. State record-holder Jonah Cooper is the top 100 backstroker and ranks 6th in the 100 free.

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Swimmer
2 years ago

I believe Ethan Hu is a Junior

Robert
Reply to  Swimmer
2 years ago

Yes, several of the grades are wrong for swimmers across all the events. My kid is a sophomore, but listed as a freshman. I’m assuming this will be corrected tomorrow.

swimfan
Reply to  Robert
2 years ago

Yes, I also found quite a lot of swimmers with wrong “Year” listed on the psych sheet. Hope all schools can check and update accordingly.

geedo
2 years ago

isnt ben dillard a junior?

CASwammer
2 years ago

Unfortunately, the meet also coincides with AP exams. Doesn’t give those kids that put academics first the opportunity to swim at the state championships. Another reason the meet is not well attended. CIF needs to figure out the calendar or drop the meet altogether. Just another CIF money making event.

anonymous
Reply to  CASwammer
2 years ago

If kids are smart, they can do well on tests. They will have the same problem in college when meets are near midterms and so forth.

Socal swim parent
Reply to  anonymous
2 years ago

Friday is THE AP physics 2 test day.

OhioSwimmer
Reply to  anonymous
2 years ago

yUu clearly don’t understand how AP Testing works…

CASwammer
Reply to  anonymous
2 years ago

Hmmmm…. I wonder how a kid can both take an AP test and swim prelims at State on the same day. Any suggestions? Have you any understanding of how AP tests are scheduled? The AP US History exam is only given Friday at 8:00 AM, same time as prelims. And most top high schools don’t allow make ups. Of course the kids can study and do well on tests – that’s why they are taking AP’s in the first place. Kind of a silly comment. Why doesn’t CIF move it to a weekend only meet? The problem is that they are making kids choose between academics and athletics which should never be the case.

Admin
Reply to  CASwammer
2 years ago

I guess an alternate question is ‘why don’t most top high schools allow makeups?’ I’m taking your word that in California they don’t – I went to a highly-rated high school in Texas, and they allowed makeups.

Hswimmer
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Or contact the meet directors ahead of time and ask if the meet can be pushed up a little bit?? It’s not that hard

The Ready Room
Reply to  Hswimmer
2 years ago

Not that hard to reorganize a swim meet. You’re right.

SocalSwim
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Don’t understand why they couldn’t have a Sat-Sun meet. Simple solution

Admin
Reply to  SocalSwim
2 years ago

SocalSwim/Socal swim parent – please be sure that you’re adhering to our commenting policies and only using 1 username in each comment thread. Thank you.

sleevetat
Reply to  SocalSwim
2 years ago

NFHS rules, you can’t have any high school activity on Sundays.

CASwammer
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

My son’s district doesn’t. But again why do they have to choose? Kids shouldn’t have to take a make up. Academics should always come first – shouldn’t be missing AP exams for athletics.

Jabroni Pepperoni
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Aren’t AP exams issued by a third party and not the high schools?

anonymous
Reply to  CASwammer
2 years ago

Not silly, they should have make ups. College allows make ups why not high school. Nothing is going to get schedule a 100 percent for everyone’s benefit and the schools are in error for not allowing kids to do make ups that are rank high in sports.

CASwammer
Reply to  CASwammer
2 years ago

You’re kidding, right? Diving starts at 8:30. What about those kids? What about the kids who have the afternoon exam? What should the first priority of students be – academics or athletics? CIF holds this meet for one reason – the mighty . $10/$12 admission-, rights to FLO swimming etc. Their administrators are being paid well.That money is not going to the high school swimming/diving programs.

Cole
Reply to  CASwammer
2 years ago

AP exams are taken at the same time across the entire country and they are very very regulated, not to mention that for most tests they are exactly the same from student to student. Wouldn’t the College Board have to make a completely new test just for these kids to make it up? They don’t allow test taking after the date the test is administered to prevent unfair advantages because info about the test will almost certainly be leaked to those kids

Editor
Reply to  Cole
2 years ago

Cole – AP does allow students to take the exam at a later date. https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/ap-coordinators/exam-ordering-fees/late-testing

NM Official
Reply to  CASwammer
2 years ago

One more reason why HS Varsity Meets should be on Saturday and Sunday.

Rachel
Reply to  anonymous
2 years ago

Unlike midterms, AP tests are almost impossible to makeup. They are only offered at one time and very few excuses are able to get you to makeup testing.

Admin
Reply to  Rachel
2 years ago

That simply isn’t true. If those policies exist, then it’s on the school, not the College Board (who creates the test). In fact, for a conflict with an athletic contest/event, the College Board doesn’t even charge more to take the test in the late testing period, effective this year.

Here’s a list of reasons that the College Board will allow for no-cost late testing: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/ap-coordinators/exam-ordering-fees/late-testing

RecentHSgrad
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Yes, it’s true that it’s on the school and not on the college board. However, the reality is that many schools simply won’t go through the trouble to offer makeups (my highly ranked school didn’t because they didn’t want to deal with proctors and such) and it forces swimmers to choose one over the other.

Admin
Reply to  RecentHSgrad
2 years ago

Then I hope you’re peppering the schools with the same driving questions. There are dozens of other reasons why a student would have to reschedule a test – illness, death in the family, IB exams, religious holidays, natural disasters, multiple AP tests scheduled for the same date and time. By the same reasoning, the schools are forcing students to choose between “showing up for a test sick, risking infecting other students, and being forced to take the test under very stressful circumstances” and “not taking the test.”

beaver
Reply to  Rachel
2 years ago

Not true. CollegeBoard provides free late testing for students who are unable to take the exam due to athletic competition. I will be missing two exams for a USA Swimming meet and was allowed to reschedule my exams at no cost.

Swimmer21
Reply to  CASwammer
2 years ago

As a past hs swimmer and AP student, I would like to say that while my high school had makeup AP exams I chose to skip states last year to take my AP exam on the regular day. While making up an AP exam is offered for free, I chose to take it on the normal day in order to be stress free rather than having to stress about swimming as well as studying for an AP exam.
I would also like to point out that CIF and CIF States have both already been pushed back a week this year and pushing it back another week would make most swimmers uncomfortable with the quick turn around time between a… Read more »

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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