SCS Wins the 2011 Pacific Coast All Star Title

Monday, January 10, 2011

After two years coming in a close second and a tie last year,SCS swimmers brought the Pacific Coast All Star title back home to Southern California. In a closely contested meet, SCS won the meet ahead of second place Pacific Swimming 998-935.  The SCS All Stars represent the top 11/12 and 13/14 year old boys and girls.   Saturday’scompetition started off with SCS falling behind to in state rival Pacific early in the meet, but clawed back to finish 28.5 points ahead by the end ofSaturday’s competition.  SCSsucceeded by “winning the small” races and had several relays where they outtouched the competition by the smallest of margins. 

With a 28.5 lead to start Sunday morning the team was perhaps a little complacent as Pacific Swim closed to within 9 points after the first morning relays.  This served as a late morning wake up call as our kids continued the strategy of “winning the small” races with some hard fought victories and relay finishes.  The lead for SCS continued to grow throughout the day swelling to 62 points heading into the 50 freestyles and 4X100 relays.  Trading off relay wins with Pacific Swim and winning some key “B” relays SCS maintained this margin finishing strong and taking the title.

Congratulations to all of our swimmers on a well fought victory! We know most of you are in the middle of the toughest part of your training this season, and we are truly thankful and appreciative of your outstanding efforts.  And a “ThankYou” to Head Coach Ken Lamont, assistant coaches Jennifer Tarazona, Dana Stoddard, Todd Hickman and manager Terry Merlihan.

11-12 Girls:
Eastin, Emily - NOVA
Hayes, Brooke – ORCA
Kampfer, Brittany - NOVA
Light, Aislinn - NOVA
Mykkanen, Courtney - NOVA
Okada, Amy - DWNY
Perez, Jasmine - SAND
Smith, Olivia - SBSC

13-14 Girls:
Eastin, Ella – NOVA
Engel, Lindsey – NOVA
Georges, Daniela – AZOT
McLaughlin, Kathryn - MVN
Miller, Catie – SAND
Quinn, Anna – CSSC
Wang, Sonia – TCC
Weitzeil, Abbigail - CANY

11-12 Boys:
Dai, Kevin – CANY
Jo, Samuel – CCY
Kao, Sidney – FAST
Kurita, Shundsuke – MVN
Ocasio-Pare, Tyler - FAC
Wan, Derek – BREA
Yang, Daniel - NOVA
Yoshihara, Jarod – OCW

13-14 Boys:
Gornay, Kyle - RST
Johnson, Matthew - CANY
Kao, Ryan - RMDA
Karas, Lys - AZOT
Kropp, Peter - RTLR
Liu, Andy – RYL
Takahashi, Ken - AZOT
Wong, Matthew - AZOT