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Foothill League swim represents

Jordan Danny leads a strong performance for Hart

Posted: May 15, 2009 10:21 p.m.
Updated: May 16, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
WALNUT – It would be an understatement to say that Foothill League swimming represented well in its first year back in the CIF-Southern Section Division I, particularly Hart and senior Jordan Danny.

Danny won the CIF-SS Division I title in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 1.78 seconds and the Indians claimed second place overall Friday at the Mt. San Antonio College Marie T. Mills Aquatic Complex.

“It is indescribable,” she said. “My whole four years of high school, I’ve been waiting for this day. … I knew I had to do something special.”

Fellow senior Chelsea Griffiths finished second in the 100 backstroke (55.15) and ninth in the 100 freestyle (51.87), while teammates Maggie Hanson finished seventh in the 100 butterfly (55.37) and fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:53.02), Sam Asencio was 15th in the 100 butterfly (58.71), and Good took 15th in the 50 freestyle (24.61) and 16th in the 100 freestyle (53.36).

But the keys were the relays.

In fact, the day started off in dynamic fashion as the Hart 200-medley relay team of Hanson, Griffiths, Danny and Good took second with at time of 1:44.47, one spot ahead of Canyon’s Livingstone, Sarah Pino, Kirsten Justice and Allison Morales.

The Indians‘ team of Hanson, Griffiths, Danny and Asencio also took second in the 400-freestyle relay (3:29.05), while Good, Nicolette Barreiro, Rachael Stoffel and Asencio were sixth in the 200-freestyle relay (1:38.72).

But the Canyon girls were not to be overshadowed on the day, finishing in 10th place.

Livingstone claimed second in the 100 butterfly (54.94) and fifth in the 100 backstroke (56.88), while teammate Kirsten Justice was ninth in the 100 butterfly (56.91), Morales placed 14th in the 50 freestyle (24.53), and Pino was 16th in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.55).

“Livingstone and (Keaunui) Harris will definitely be leaders on this team next year,” said Canyon head coach Steve Himes. “Next year is going to be even better.”

Harris took seventh in the 100 freestyle (47.42) for the Canyon boys and seventh in the 100 backstroke (53.42), one spot ahead of Hart’s Alex Ngan (53.86).

Canyon’s 200-freestyle relay team of Allison Morales, Milena Lopez, Justice and Adria Morales finished 12th (1:40.67).

West Ranch’s Kate Kessler was 12th in the (58.77), while Golden Valley’s Michelle Duraj took eighth in the 100 freestyle (53.63) and eighth in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.52).

Golden Valley finished 28th overall, while West Ranch was 39, on the girls side.

The Hart boys finished 11th, followed by Canyon in 25th, Valencia in 28th and West Ranch in 31st.

Valencia’s Bob Hwang took sixth in the 100 butterfly, two spots ahead of Hart’s Chris Weber (51.67).

Weber also finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke (57.49), while teammate Nick Korth claimed third (56.75).

Hart’s Konrad Antoniuk took fifth in the 500 freestyle (4:33.67), while West Ranch’s Riley Mita finished 10th (4:36.43).

The Indian’s relay team of Weber, Korth, Antoniuk and Andrew Skvarna finished third in the 200 medley relay (1:35.00).

“I think our valley was well represented,” said Hart head coach Steve Neale. “To be a part of that stage (Division I) is amazing. The Foothill League is going to get a reputation as a fast league. And if only we had swimming pools on campus.”

pputignano@the-signal.com

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