2019 CIF Girls Prelims: Hartman, Tuggle, Schaffer Lead Indiv. Qualifiers

2019 California Interscholastic Federation Swimming & Diving Championships

There were few surprises at Friday’s prelims session of the 2019 California Interscholastic Federation State Meet at Clovis West High School. NCS record-breaker Zoie Hartman of Monte Vista held her top seedings in the 200 IM and 100 breast, swimming unchallenged with 1:58.35 and 1:00.25 in the respective events. Clovis senior Averee Preble edged Ana Jih-Schiff of San Ramon Valley, 2:01.53 to 2:01.55, to qualify second for the IM final. Iza Adame of Valencia and Melanie Julia of Gunn were 1:01.76 and 1:02.07 behind Hartman in the breaststroke.

Clovis North freshman Claire Tuggle also led the way in two events. She clocked a 1:46.76 in the 200 free and a 4:46.29 in the 500 free. Tuggle will have competition in the final than Hartman, however. Ella Ristic of Santa Margarita, the top seed with 1:45.66 coming into the meet, swam 1:47.05 in prelims to snag lane 5 for the final. Qualifying behind Ristic were five 1:48s: Miranda Heckman of Granada (1:48.31); Nicole Oliva of Saint Francis (1:48.39); Abby Samansky of Clovis West (1:48.72); Sarah Snyder of Gunn (1:48.74); and Cassly Treydte of Los Osos (1:48.92). The 500 final should be tight, as well. Oliva (4:48.37), Heckman (4:48.80), Daniela Hawkins of California HS (4:48.84) all swam 4:48s this morning, while Preble went 4:49.85.

Saint Francis senior Brooke Schaffer dominated the sprints, qualifying first in the 50 free (22.85) and 100 free (49.33). Anicka Delgado of Santa Margarita was second in the 50 free by only 1/100, while Soquel’s Kailyn Winter went 23.11. Another Santa Margarita junior, Ella Ristic, was the closest challenger to Schaffer in the 100 free; she qualified second with 49.77.

In the butterfly, Torrey Pines sophomore Mia Kragh dropped a half-second off her seed time to log the only sub-54 of the day, going 53.65 to top the leaderboard. Quarry Lane freshman Sydney Lu (54.29), Ashley Ma of Fremont (54.38), and Miramonte senior Sophia Kosturos (54.48) will challenge her in the final. Kosturos was the top qualifier in the backstroke with 53.55. Danielle Carter of Los Altos (54.49) and Emma Lepisova of San Mateo (54.91) qualified second and third.

Freshman Justina Kozan of Walnut, who had been seeded first in the 100 fly and second in the 200 IM, did not swim in prelims on Friday.

Monte Vista posted the top time in the medley relay, while Santa Margarita fielded the fastest relays in the 4×50 free and 4×100 free.

The girls’ diving final took place on Friday, so a few teams are already on the scoreboard. El Toro senior Savannah Stocker successfully defended her 2018 state title, winning the 1-meter event with a new state meet record of 538.75 points. Remi Edvalson of Archbishop Mitty took second with 527.15, ahead of Aliso Nigues’s Brooke Earley (526.00).

Predicted Top-20 based  on prelims (and finals of diving):

Team Predicted Finish
Santa Margarita 220.5
Torrey Pines 163
Saint Francis 144
Miramonte 122
Monte Vista 112
Gunn 95
Campolindo 95
San Ramon Valley 89.5
Sacred Heart Prep 81.5
Granada 78.5
Clovis West 67
Lowell 63
Acalanes 61
Grossmont 58
Valley Christian 52
Soquel 51
Valencia (Valencia) 51
Clovis North 48
Carondelet 34
Clovis 31

Actual Results (diving only)

                 Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 1                 
  1. El Toro                            20   2. Archbishop Mitty                   17
  3. Aliso Niguel                       16   4. Henry M Gunn High School           15
  5. Santa Clara                        14   6. Crystal Springs Uplands            13
  7. San Ysidro High School             12   8. La Canada                          11
  9. Crescenta Valley                    9  10. Canyon Crest Academy                7
 11. Dana Hills                          6  12. Acalanes                            5
 13. Santa Margarita                     4  14. Carondelet High School              3
 15. Lodi High School                    2  16. Westview                            1


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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom 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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