2013 High School Champs highlights

200 Medley Relays:

 Castro Valley’s varsity girls team had Laura Macchiavello going out with a 29.66 in backstroke, Rebecca Horpel splitting a 32.02 in breast and Kate Miller bringing it home with a 25.12 in the freestyle leg. Jenna Hee swam back stroke on an exhibition medley relay for CV and split a 31.07 and Jaya Garcia swam free on that same relay and split a 26.88. Amanda Evans, in another CV medley relay, lead off with a 33.40 in the 50 back. Nice job, ladies!

On the boys side we had Robby Brandt swimming freestyle in a JV medley relay, splitting a 29.66. The CV boys varsity team broke a league record with a 1:38.48. Carson Sand was the lone EBAT swimmer participating on that relay and split a 27.7 in the 50 breast. Newton Tran swan breastroke on a CV exhibition relay and split a 29.50. Anthony Chew did the same thing and split a 30.15 and Andrew Dysico swam 50 free in his medley relay for B.O.D. and split a 23.46. Good job Boys!

200 Freestyle:

Karina Yamashita swam this event for the CV JV girls and took 3rd with a 2:28.78. Clotilda Yi took 10th in Varsity for BOD with a 2:09.41, Rebecca Horpel got a 7th for CV with a 2:03.10, Amanda Houston went a 2:01.77 placing 6th for CV, Lauren Wirdzek went a 1:57.65 placing 4th for CV and Kate Miller got a 2nd place for CV with a 1:57.13! Pretty impressive swims!

Winning the JV boys 200 freestyle for CV was Ben Lima with a 2:00.79! And coming in 2nd for CV in the Varsity boys 200 free was Brandon Chin with a 1:53.62. Two awesome swims on the boys side.

200 IM:

All five of these EBAT swimmers are on CV’s varsity team. Amanda Evans, 8th place 2:30.69; Jenna Hee, 5th place 2:21.84; and Jaya Garcia, 4th place 2:21.69. Newton Tran, 6th place 2:04.14, Carson Sand, 1st place 1:57.30. This was another NCSA Junior National cut for Carson. Great Job  IMers!

50 free:

Robbie Brandt swam a 31.51 for the JV boys and Lucianna Balica got 3rd place for the CV Varsity girls with a 25.22. BOD’s Andrew Dysico got 12th place with a 23.91. For CV’s Varsity boys, Donovan Watts got 4th place with a 22.88 and Victor Deng got a 1st place with a 21.65! Congrats to Victor for achieving his first NCSA Junior National cut.

100 fly:

EBAT had one 100 flyer. Swimming for CV Varsity boys team, Brandon Chin, got 5th place with a 57.79 improving his previous best time by 6 seconds! That was an exciting race!

100 free:

Robbie Brandt swam a 1:07.77 for the JV boys and swimming for the CV Varsity girls: Amanda Evans – 8th place, 58.56; Laura Macchiavello – 5th place, 56.53; Lucianna Balica – 3rd place, 55.02; and Lauren Wirdzek – 2nd place, 54.42. For the BOD Varsity boys, Andrew Dysico got 11th with a 53.13. The CV Varsity boys, Victor Deng got 2nd place with a 48.21. That was a fast group of 100’s!

500 free

Ben Lima not only took 1st for CV in the JV 500 free, but he also got a meet record with a time of 5:27.89! For BOD, Clotilda Yi finished 7th with a 5:41.22. CV’s Amanda Houston finished 3rd with a 5:20.93 and Kate Miller took 2nd with a 5:12.42! Anthony Chew finished 10th in the Varsity boys with a 5:44.26 and Donovan Watts took 1st with a 5:08.88. Nice job swimmers!

200 Free Relays

Karina Yamashita split a 32.08 for the JV girls. Robbie Brandt split a 29.90 and Ben Lima split a 26.03 for the JV boys. Varsity girls had Clotilda Yi swimming a 28.27 for BOD, Amanda Houston split a 27.94, Rebecca Horpel split a 26.30, Lucianna Balica split a 24.97, and Lauren Wirdzek split a 24.81! For the Varsity boys, we had BOD’s Andrew Dysico leading off with a 23.82. Brandon Chin split a 23.94, Donovan Watts lead off with a 23.55, Newton Tran split a 22.16, and Victor Deng split a 21.68. Those were some fast swims!

100 back

Karina Yamashita got 4th place in the JV girls with a 1:20.09. For the Varsity girls CV had Jaya Garcia getting 7th with a 1:07.28, Jenna Hee getting 5th with a 1:06.71, and Laura Macchiavello getting 3rd with a 1:04.46! Way to go ladies!

100 breastroke

Rebecca Horpel had an outstanding swim in this event, placing 2nd for CV in the Varsity girls with a 1:09.43. The CV Varsity boys saw Anthony Chew getting 9th place with a 1:06.19, Newton Tran getting 5th with a 1:03.58, and Carson Sand getting 1st and setting a new league champs record with a 58.30! Nice job boys!!

400 Free Relays

Lots of swimmers in this final relay of the meet. CV’s JV star, Ben Lima split a 57.12 and BOD’s Clotilda Yi split a 1:04.29. CV’s varsity girls had Amanda Evans splitting a 59.17, Amanda Houston splitting a 59.51, Jaya Garcia 59.43, Jenna Hee 58.88, Laura Macchiavello 55.80, Lucianna Balica 55.02, Kate Miller 54.20, and Lauren Wirdzek 53.8. The CV girls relay of Laura, Lucianna, Kate, and Lauren took 1st place and broke the league meet record! Great job ladies!! On the boys side Brandon Chin split a 52.46 and Donovan Watts lead off his relay with a 50.78. Carson Sand lead off his relay with a 48.27, while Victor Deng split a 47.90 in that same relay. Like the girls’ team, Carson and Victor were members of a first place and league meet record relay team! Nice job Boys.

EBAT outside of the WAAC

Believe it or not, there are some swimmers outside of the Castro Valley High and Bishop O’Dowd High. Moreau, for instance, is now part of the conference in Fremont. We have 3 EBAT swimmers on that high school swim team. Minh Ly swam the 200 free and went a 2:02. He also swam the 50 free and went a 26. Good Job Minh! Samir Hossainy went a 26.6 in the 50 free, a 1:06 in the 100 back, and he split a 59.3 in the 400 free relay. Good job, Samir! Rebecca Kilmartin also swims for Moreau, but was unable to participate in championship meet – just wait ‘till next year!

Over the hill in Pleasanton, swimming as a freshman for Foothill High, Paige Heacox had outstanding performances at her high school championship meet, EBAL’s. She split a 24.9 swimming 50 free in the medley relay, 25.5 in the individual 50 free, 56.3 in the individual 100 free, and 25.5 again in the 200 free relay. Great job, Paige!! All best times!

A couple weeks prior to these high school championship meets, Ohlone College participated in their conference championship meet. EBAT’s Fiona Greer had some really good swims. She went a 1:07.7 in the 100IM, a 28.76 in the 50 fly, and 1:05.3 in the 100 fly! Nice job, Fiona.


Congrats to all for some great spring swimming!  Now, lets gear up for some fast summer swims!

Coach Mark