Falcon Shines in CIF Southern Section Division 4 Prelims

CIF Southern Section Division 4 Championships

  • Prelims- Wednesday, May 10th
  • Finals- Friday, May 12th
  • Riverside Aquatic Complex (Riverside, California)
  • Meet Info
  • Results

The 2017 CIF Southern Section Division 4 Championships are underway, with the preliminary session now in the books. Oceanview sophomore Dominic Falcon has been dominant so far in the men’s middle distance free races. In the 200 free, he led the field by 3 seconds with a 1:43.98. He blew the field away in the 500 free, clocking a 4:39.80 to touch nearly 20 seconds ahead of 2nd seed Jonathan Villa (4:58.19).

Santa Clarita’s Victoria Kirshner and Grace Brethren’s Tobias Hynes have established themselves as the front runners in the sprint races. Kirshner led the women’s races with a 24.16 50 free and a 52.92 100 free. On the men’s side, Hynes turned in a 21.81 50 free and a 48.12 100 free.

La Salle’s James Torrez, a 2016 champion, was about a second shy of the Meet Record in the 100 fly (49.47), as he clocked in at 50.69. Torrez was also within a second of the 100 back Meet Record (49.58), taking top seed with a 50.54.

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Wow in Arizona we had tons of 21 second 50 freestylers in our 50 free final for d3 but no 49 second backstrokers or butterfliers. California is so good at swimming but we still wreck them in sprints.


In fairness these were prelim swims, so plenty of room for improvement. Not to mention it’s D4, the depth of the higher divisions is vastly larger.

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