California’s 2016 Prep League Championships saw the girls of Poly/Pasadena nearly sweep all event wins, while the boys of Flintridge Prep won on a huge late-meet surge.
The girls of Poly/Pasadena won 10 of 11 events en route to a dominating meet win.
Susannah Laster, Gabriela Maarse and Grace Carey each won two events apiece.
Laster kicked things off with a 1:53.94 win in the 200 freestyle, then returned to take the 500 in 5:06.40. At the opposite end of the distance spectrum, Carey took the 50 free (24.48) and 100 free (54.18) to give Poly/Pasa a sweep of the freestyle races. Maarse, meanwhile took the 200 IM (2:08.22) and 100 back (58.61).
The only non-Poly/Pasa winner was Webb’s Rylie Brick, who took the 100 breast in 1:09.85, a touchout of Mayfield Senior’s Katrina Lopez (1:09.94).
The other individual event winner was Rachel Min, who took the 100 fly in a 1-2 for Poly/Pasa. Min was 58.42.
- Poly/Pasadena – 379
- Westridge – 279
- Mayfield Senior – 213
- Webb – 160
- Flintridge Prep – 136
- Chadwick – 56
Flintridge Prep won the boys meet on a late surge, winning 3 of the last 4 events to top Webb.
Webb jumped out to an early lead, winning the first two races. The 200 medley relay saw Webb top Flintridge Prep 1:41.41 to 1:41.71. Then Richard Parnell won the 200 free in a dominating 1:46.09 – more than seven seconds better than the field.
Parnell would return to win the 100 fly in 52.56 later on.
But Flintridge Prep struck back with a double from Andreas Langen. Langen took the 50 free in 21.41, then completed the sprint sweep with a 47.32 win in the 100 free.
The real Flintridge Prep surge came at the end of the meet, though, with wins in the 200 and 400 free relays surrounding a 54.62 win for Brett Bell in the 100 back. Bell’s teammate Winston Chen was second in that race in 56.90.
Webb got a 100 breaststroke win (Euson Hui in 1:05.31) in between Bell’s 100 back and the 400 free relay, but it wasn’t enough to beat out Flintride Prep for the team title.
Other individual winners were Poly/Pasadena’s Jeffrey Haeglin in the 200 IM (2:08.47) and his teammate Dean Johnson in the 500 free (5:07.73).
- Flintridge Prep – 384.5
- Webb – 298.5
- Poly/Pasadena – 196
- Chawick – 183