2022 CIF SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
In this post, we’ll be featuring some pictures from the CIF Swimming & Diving Championships, which took place this past weekend at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex in Fresno, CA. The photos in this post come from Abbey Liao. You can find more of Abbey’s work at @amlxphotography on Instagram, or at her website.
This first picture features the girls 200 free podium after what turned out to be one of the most exciting races of the meet. Santa Margarita’s Justina Kozan and St. Joseph’s Claire Tuggle went head-to-head, both swimming 1:44s.
Next up, we have a few pictures of Claire Tuggle, a St. Joseph senior who won the girls 500 free (4:44.88) and took 2nd in the 200 free (1:44.97).
Santa Margarita senior Justina Kozan was one of the stars of the meet, winning the girls 200 free (1:44.63) and 100 fly (52.75), as well as both relays she was on.
Macky Hodges, a Santa Margarita junior, was pivotal on her team’s relays, and provided a 2nd place finish in the girls 100 back (53.50) and 5th place in the 50 free (23.01).
Loyola junior Rex Maurer was another top performer this past weekend, winning the boys 200 free (1:35.40) and taking 2nd in the 500 free (4:17.39).
Sonora senior Matthew Chai won the boys 500 free in an epic showdown with Maurer. Chai swam a new personal best of 4:15.09, which makes him the 5th fastest high schooler in American history in the event.
Santa Margarita freshman Teagan O’Dell was arguably the Swimmer of the Meet, winning the girls 200 IM and 100 back, as well as helping two Santa Margarita relays to victory, one of which broke the National HS Record.
Palo Alto junior Ethan Harrington swept the boys sprint events, taking the 50 free (19.85) and 100 free (43.60).
Similarly, Santa Margarita sophomore Teia Salvino swept the girls sprint events, winning the 50 free in 22.58 and the 100 in 49.34.
Here are some of the other individual event winners from Saturday:
A young Northgate team of Kyle Kengla, Scott McMillan, Andrew Hallett, and Mason Wendler took the boys 200 free relay. All 4 members of the team will be returning next year.
@SMCHSswim so blessed to win its 3rd straight @CIFState girls championship and boys runner up–our highest finish. A magnificent end to a spectacular 2022 season. @OCVswimdive @SMCHSEagles pic.twitter.com/WDbMAItEPo
— SMCHS Swim & Dive (@SMCHSswim) May 15, 2022
🏆Congratulations to Boys Swimming & Diving CIF State Champions Loyola HS! pic.twitter.com/L95RsQDJaD
— CIF State (@CIFState) May 14, 2022