Neptunes Race Big at NBL Champs!

Maria Carrillo’s Maya DiRado and Santa Rosa’s Molly Hannis set meet records, and Cardinal Newman and the Montgomery girls pulled off minor upsets to tie Ukiah and Maria Carrillo for titles at the North Bay League Swimming Championships at Santa Rosa JC Saturday.
DiRado, a sophomore, swam a 1:50.44 to win the 200-yard freestyle and broke Amanda Sims’ two-year record of 1:53.20.

Hannis, a sophomore, won the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.99, eclipsing a 24-year-old record of Jackie Komrij (1:06.14).

The Montgomery girls outpointed Maria Carrillo, 385-346. Based on a points system, the two schools tied for this year’s NBL championship as Maria Carrillo went undefeated in dual meets and edged Montgomery, the Vikings’ only defeat.

The boys’ championship was also a tie as Ukiah went undefeated in dual meets and Cardinal Newman outpointed the Wildcats on Saturday, 415-364.

Girls’ double winners included DiRado, who also won the 100 free; Hannis, who also won the 500 free, and Montgomery’s Penelope Yamauchi, who won the 100 fly and 200 individual medley.

Boys’ double winners were Dan Gossage of Rancho Cotate (50 free and 100 fly), Matt Stuhr of Maria Carrillo (200 free and 500 free) and Reid Hartz of Montgomery (200 IM and 100 back).

Other girls’ winners included Montgomery’s Stephanie Sims (50 free), Ursuline’s Jennifer Meyer (1 meter diving) and Maria Carrillo’s Crystal Bui (100 back).

Other boys’ winners included Piner’s Grant Slovick (1 meter diving), Cardinal Newman’s Cody Scoles (100 free) and Montgomery’s Tyler Main (100 breast).

The Montgomery girls won the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay. The Maria Carrillo girls won the 400 free relay.

The Montgomery boys won the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay. Cardinal Newman won the 200 free relay.

Next weekend the Sonoma County League championships will be held at the Petaluma Swim Center.

The North Coast Section championships are May 23-24 at the Concord Community Pool.