BCS Athletes Make A Mark at CIF

CIF and LA City Swim Championships saw our Beach Cities Swimmers topping the charts and dropping time all over the place. With most of them sick or coming off of the plague that recently went through our team, we still seemed to shine.  30+ swimmers, and if I missed someone please reach out to me for a correction to this submission. I remember when there were just a handful of BCS kids competing at this level and even less making finals.  Great work BCS coaches! Our staff did a great job helping all these kids get to their respective championship meets. Athletes from Senior 2, 3, 4 and High Performance groups participated this year, way to represent!

LA City Championships
Ema Kakazu - Ema won both her events with best times. She swam 100 Free 52.13 and 200 Free 1:53.0.  She also was part of a winning 200 Med Relay splitting, 23.8 and a first place 200 Free Relay with a lead off leg of 24.2.
Sebastian Wagoner - Ending his HS swimming career with some good swims, Sebastian won the 200 free with a 1:44.8.  He was 2nd in the 500 Free with a 4:46.7. He split 22.2 on the 200 free Relay for 2nd place.  He split 48.9 on the lead off leg of the 400 Free Relay with a 2nd place finish there also.
CIF Division 2
Kai Bathurst - Kai placed 2nd in the 200 free, narrowly getting touched out by 2 tenths. His 1:38.2. should grab All-American status. He placed 4th in the 100 free going 46.38  He was part of a winning 200 free relay and splitting a 20.75, going under 21 for the first time. This relay should also grab All-American status.
Roger Brown - Making his CIF debut swimming in the 200 Medley Relay, split 25.5 50 back.  He also swam the 100 Back with a best time of 53.92. First time under 54 and just missing out on a finals swim and his first Sectional cut.
Alex Crisera -  Alex won the 100 Free, was 2nd in the 100 back and broke two Division 2 meet records along the way.  Her 50 free lead off leg took down that record with a 22.5.  Her 100 Backstroke prelim swim broke the record as well with a 52.87. She split 22.3 on her 200 medley relay, and 22.5 on the 200 free relay.  Her two individual swims and relay should earn All-American status
Nico Colomer - Nico finishing up his HS career with some nice swims. Nico was 12th in the 200 free with a a best time of 1:42.2.  He swam a best time in prelims of the 500 of 4:40.1 and ended up in 17th place.  He also swam the 400 free relay going a 47.6
Macie Campbell - Macie swam in her first CIF on her teams 400 free relay, going a 55.5
Emma Chang - Emma swam the 100 breast going a 1:11.4 for 27th place
Ethan Endicott - Ethan swam on two relays. 200 free relay he split a fast 22.8.  He split a 51.3 on the 400 free relay.
Lily Garcia -  Lily coming off of two weeks of the plague, swam a 27.1 50 back in the 200 medley relay. She went a 24.5 in the 50 free getting 18th. She split a fast 23.8 on the anchor leg of her 200 free relay. She was 20th in the 100 back going 59.1
Daniel Fuentes - Daniel swam on relays as well. 200 free relay he split a fast 22.7. Daniel split a 50.9 on the 400 free relay.
Riley Farrell - Riley swam 50 breast in the 200 Medley relay, splitting 31.6 for 8th place.  She was 20th in the 200IM with a 2:13.05. She swam the 100 fly with a a 1:01.4 and the 200 free relay where she split a 24.2 and was 2nd place.  This relay should gain All-American status.
Gabi Icheva - Gabi split 28.3 in backstroke on the 200 medley relay for 5th place.  She swam a 2:06.7 in the 200IM for 11th place. She went a fast 1:05.6 in the 100 breast for 10th place. She split a 53.2 in the 400 free relay for 4th place.
Sean Keegan - Sean making his CIF debut, was a first alternate in the 500 free and did not get the opportunity to race it at CIF.  He did swim on the opening 200 Medley relay, splitting a 30.4 in the 50 breast.
Kate Kramer - Kate making her CIF debut swimming the opening leg of the 400 free relay with a best time of 57.6.
Andre Law - Andre swam the 50 free in 21.92 for 20th place and the 100 free in 48.36 for 23rd place.
Jonathan Ro - J-Ro anchored the 200 medley relay in his first CIF with a 23.9 in his 50 free.
Ike Shirakata - Ike had a great meet winning the 200IM with a  best time of 1:49.4.  He was 3rd in the 100 breast with a 56.2.  He should be gaining some HS All-American honors as well.  He was on 200 free relay lead off of 21.5. He was also on the 400 free relay going a 47.3.
Chalmers Tse - Chalmers had a great first CIF.  He split 27.7 on the medley relay. He was 14th place in the 100 breast but went faster in prelims with a 58.8.  He was also on the 400 free relay going 51.5
Andrew White - Andrew ended his HS swimming career with some best times, and a relay win.  Andrew was 4th in the 100 fly going a best time of 50.7. He was on the winning 200 free relay splitting a 21.1. He was 6th in the 100 back going a best time of 50.9.  He ended the day on the 400 free relay splitting a 46.9.  He should be getting some All American nods as well.
CIF Division 3
Brandon Lim -Effendy - Brandon went 50.3 in the 100 Free. He split a 23.1 in the 200 free relay and split a 49.5 in his 400 free relay. Great way to end his HS swimming career
Katelyn Nimsky - Katelyn was part of the  200 Free Relay that placed 28th. She swam a best time in the 500 Free going a 5:29.6 and placing 15th. She was also part of her 400 Free Relay splitting a 57.8.
Andrew Tran - Andrew swam in his 200 medley relay going a 22.6 for 8th place. He swam the 50 free at 23.1, 100 fly at 54.6 and was on his 400 free relay getting 9th place with a split of 50.3.
Atom Hashimoto - Atom swam 200 IM at 2:06.9, he also swam on his 400 free relay splitting a fast 52.8.
Hannah Kim - Hannah closing out her HS career split a 27.94 in the fly leg of the medley relay. She swam the 200IM at 2:21.6.  She swam the 100 fly at 1:01.0 for 12th place and was on the 200 Free relay leading off at 27.2.
Yuri Onimura - Yuri was on her 200 Medley Relay splitting a 25.49 free leg, getting 13th place. She also swam 50 free 25.78. 100 Free with a best time of 56.47 and lead off her 400 free relay with a split of 57.07.
CIF Division 4
Nikki Cooper - Nikki swam breaststroke in the medley relay that placed 4th and split 31.7. She placed 2nd in the 200 IM with a 2:14.5. She nabbed 3rd place in the 100 back with a 1:01.0.
Keiko Derikoletis - Keiko in her final CIF, swam fly in the medley relay that placed 4th with a split of 25.8. She placed first in the 100 fly with a 56.3 and winning that event 3 years in a row.  She also placed first in the 500 free with a best time of 5:02.2 winning this event all four years of her HS career.
Angel Gonzalez - Angel had an incredible first CIF. Best time in 2IM 2:04.9 for 9th place. Best time in 500 Free 4:57.5 in prelims, went a bit slower in finals, but grabbed 7th place.  Added value to his teams 400 free relay, splitting 52.66.
Patrick Malia - Making his CIF debut for Bishop Montgomery, Patrick made finals in the 100 back.  He got 17th place and swam a best time in prelims with a 1:00.3
Jason Weiss - Jason swam on his teams 200 Medley Relay getting 11th place with a time of 24.7 on his 50 fly.  He also swam the 100 fly with a best time of 57.2 getting 20th place.