CIF North Coast Section Announces Qualifiers for 2018 NCS Championship

2018 California Interscholastic Federation North Coast Section Swimming & Diving Championships

  • Diving: Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Swimming: Friday, May 11-Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Location: Swimming and Diving are both at Las Positas College (Livermore, CA)
  • Defending Champions: Monte Vista (g)/Campolindo (b), – Results
  • Live Results: Available (will update when link becomes available)
  • Championship Central
  • 2018 Psych Sheet

The CIF North Coast Section has released the psych sheet for the swimming and diving championships that will be held on May 10 (diving), May 11 (swimming prelims), and May 12 (swimming finals). The cutoff line for swimming events is at the 40th place. In diving, the girls have 32 entrants and the boys, 22.

Monte Vista, the defending champions in the girls’ meet, has loaded up the psych sheet with number 1 seeds in the medley relay, 200 IM (Zoie Hartman), 100 fly (Makenna Turner), and 100 breast (Hartman). They also boast a number of top-8 seeds, showing strong depth across the field. Acalanes leads the field in the 200 free relay; Miramonte in the 400 free relay. Granada’s Miranda Heckman is top seed in the 200 free and second in the 500, behind California’s Daniella Hawkins. Sophie Kosturos of Miramonte leads the qualifiers in the 50 free. Dublin freshman Claire Suen brings the fastest time in the 100 free, while Kosturos and her teammate Katrina Drake are third and second, respectively. Another freshman, Jessica Davis of Carondelet tops the field in the 100 back. Miramonte’s Brenna Cetrone is the top diver qualified for the meet.

On the boys’ side, top seeds in the relays include Campolindo in the 200 medley relay, San Ramon Valley for the 200 free relay, and Northgate in the 400 free relay. Northgate senior Alexei Sancov is #1 in the 200 free. Amador Valley’s Chris Jhong and Cole Reznick qualified 1-2 for the 200 IM. Spencer Daily of San Ramon Valley has the top times in the 50 free and 100 fly. Clayton Valley Charter’s Niklas Weigelt brings the top time in the 100 free. Calvin David of Foothill leads the field in the 500 free with a margin of 3.8 seconds over Amador Valley’s Lleyton Plattel. Foothill’s Jonah Cooper is the top seed in the 100 back by 2.6 seconds. Matt Wilcox of College Park comes in with the fastest 100 breast time, and Nicholas Chan of San Ramon Valley is the #1-seeded diver.

CIF State Meet Qualifying Standards

As a reminder, the various California Sections may send swimmers and divers to the State Meet, using the following formula for each event:

  • CIF Southern 5
  • CIF North Coast 3
  • San Diego 3
  • CIF Sac-Joaquin 3
  • CIF Central Coast 3
  • CIF Central 2
  • CIF Los Angeles 2
  • CIF Northern 1
  • CIF San Francisco 1
  • CIF Oakland 1

At-Large Entries

Swimming: Once allocated automatic qualifying spots from each section are filled, sections may enter additional competitors provided they have met or bettered the “At-Large” Automatic or Consideration standard for their event in their Section Meet that qualifies athletes for the CIF State Swimming & Diving Championships. In the event that there are not 40 automatic qualifiers, consideration times will be used to fill each event to 40 qualifiers/relay teams. “At-Large” qualifying times must be achieved in Finals of the Section Championships. All times must be recorded on “Fully Automatic Timing” systems (FAT). No hand times will be accepted.

Diving: No At Large Qualifiers. Each section will get one additional entry for diving.

CIF State Meet Qualifying Time Standards (Times must be obtained at Section Championship meet in individual events. No relay lead-off times permitted.)

  GIRLS Event BOYS  
Consideration Auto   Auto Consideration
1:50.85 1:47.71 200 Medley Relay 1:36.49 1:38.50
1:55.10 1:52.08 200 free 1:40.83 1:43.32
2:09.34 2:05.34 200 IM 1:53.31 1:55.82
24.43 23.94 50 Free 21.25 21.66
57.92 56.10 100 Fly 50.02 51.62
53.48 52.13 100 Free 46.49 47.69
5:11.30 5:00.69 500 Free 4:34.85 4:40.69
1:41.58 1:37.54 200 Free Relay 1:26.33 1:29.49
58.36 56.73 100 Back 51.27 52.91
1:06.15 1:04.33 100 Breast 57.61 59.19
3:37.40 3:33.39 400 Free Relay 3:09.67 3:13.63



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4 years ago

Interesting that Sancov did not swim 50 or 100 free. It is my understanding that a swimmer cannot contend an event at State CIF champs unless they swim it at the sectionals.

4 years ago

Go Redwood!

Karin O
4 years ago

Sancov is swimming 500 Free also

4 years ago

Sancov is in5 free

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