Girls’ swimming wins league, boys finish with one league loss

By Jonah Rosenbaum

After a loss to Notre Dame, the girls’ swimming team bounced back to defeat Alemany and claim a share of the Mission League title.

“We did not expect to lose to Notre Dame,” Allison Merz ’10 said. “They were a lot stronger and deeper than we expected but it was really exciting the way we bounced back to beat Alemany. To win league and beat a great team like Alemany validates all the hard work that the team as put in this year.”

The girls’ league preliminaries are this Friday, marking the final chance swimmers have to qualify for the upcoming CIF vmeet.

“We have a lot of people who still have a really good chance to qualify,” Merz said.

“All three relay teams should get in and we have some individual swimmers who are really close.”

After defeating Alemany 109-61, the boys’ swimming team finished league competition with a record of 5-1, (7-2 overall).

“Winning all of our meets with the exception of Loyola was a really good accomplishment,” Danny Fujinaka ’10 said. “Loyola is an amazing team and there was really nothing that we could have done differently. Other than that, our biggest match was against Crespi and we won that by 12 points.”

The boys’ league preliminaries are this Saturday, with CIF competition beginning the following week.

“Individually I would like to make the finals in all my individual and relay events. For the team, I’d like to just see as many people qualify and compete in CIF as possible,” Fujinaka said.

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