Nate Biondi Sweeps Sprints at CIF Southern Section D3 Championships

CIF Southern Section Division 3 Championships

  • Prelims- Wednesday, May 10th
  • Finals- Thursday, May 11th
  • Riverside Aquatic Complex (Riverside, California)
  • Meet Info
  • Results

The 2017 CIF Southern Section Division 3 Championships are now in the books, as the Walnut women emerged victorious with 287 points in a narrow victory over Poly-Pasadena (278 points). On the men’s side, Canyon-Anheim brought home the title with 185 points after a nailbiter against Nipomo (176 points).

Walnut’s 200 free relay put up a highlight swim en route to victory, as the team of Emily Honng (24.40 leadoff), Erin De Andra (25.13), Cara Le (24.04), and Alexis Grant (23.87) combined for a new Division 3 Record of 1:37.44.

Yorba Linda’s Emma Davidson and Sierra Canyon’s Nate Biondi established themselves as the sprint champions. Biondi, a Cal commit, threw down a 20.27 50 free and a 44.70 100 free to bring home both sprint titles as a senior. Davidson took how the crown in both women’s races, putting up a 23.35 in the 50 free and a 50.94 in the 100 free.

JW North’s Javier Bernal narrowly missed the Division 3 Record in the 200 IM. Bernal clocked in at 1:50.17, taking the title by over a second ahead of Yorba Linda’s Nick Ding (1:51.62). With that, he was just 3 tenths shy of Alwin Firmansyah’s record, which was set at a 1:49.71 in 2010.

Additional Event Winners:

  • Women’s 200 Medley Relay: Poly-Pasadena, 1:49.20
  • Women’s 200 Free: Alexis Grant, Walnut, 1:52.52
  • Women’s 200 IM: Emily Honng, Walnut, 2:05.38
  • Women’s 100 Fly: Teagan Monroe, Rio Mesa, 55.07
  • Women’s 500 Free: Marissa Johnson, Sierra Canyon, 5:04.24
  • Women’s 100 Back: Teagan Monroe, Rio Mesa, 55.75
  • Women’s 100 Breast: Valdoria Maya, Cerritos, 1:04.45
  • Women’s 400 Free Relay: Walnut, 3:33.25
  • Men’s 200 Medley Relay: Viewpoint, 1:35.48
  • Men’s 200 Free: Wyatt Marsalek, Nipomo, 1:41.91
  • Men’s 200 IM: Javier Bernal, JW North, 1:50.17
  • Men’s 100 Fly: Nick Ding, Yorba Linda, 49.32
  • Men’s 500 Free: Wyatt Marsalek, Nipomo, 4:32.38
  • Men’s 200 Free Relay: Temescal Canyon, 1:27.46
  • Men’s 100 Back: Calvin Giang, Gabrielino, 50.47
  • Men’s 100 Breast: Sean Ward, La Cerna, 56.14
  • Men’s 400 Free Relay: Temescal Canyon, 3:12.92

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7 years ago

some spicy hot takes in these comments

7 years ago

This kid is legit and the only conversation should be about congratulating him and wishing him the best. He has plenty of pressure with his last name already. 20.2 and 44.3 puts him on any team in the country.

7 years ago

Ahh Nate – so proud of you

7 years ago

Cal was on point in offering a spot to Nate, the trajectory of his improvement is just phenomenal. Obviously he has some way to go to become NCAA elite, but I’m certain he will dip into the 19/43 second range on his 50/100’s by the time he is working with the Cal team on a full time basis.

bobo gigi
7 years ago

Nate Biondi won the 100 free at last year’s same meet in 46.57.
Race video
He improved his winning time this year by 1.87 s in 44.70.

Reply to  bobo gigi
7 years ago

Or 44.3 in prelims. So 2.2 seconds in 1 year

bobo gigi
7 years ago

1988 olympic games
50 free final. Matt Biondi gold medal. New world record in 22.14

bobo gigi
7 years ago

1988 olympic games
100 free final. Matt Biondi gold medal

bobo gigi
7 years ago

1988 olympic trials
Men’s 100 free. Matt Biondi. New world record 48.42

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