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CIF swimming: Weitzeil works double time

Saugus freshman is first Foothill swimmer to win two CIF-SS Div. I individual titles at one meet

Posted: May 13, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: May 13, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Abbey Weitzeil has been setting records all season long — in just one year she already holds eight school records at Saugus High and numerous league and district records.

And on Saturday evening at the CIF-Southern Section Division I Swim and Dive finals, Weitzeil continued her impressive freshman campaign.

The freshman became the first Foothill League swimmer to win two CIF-SS Div. I titles in the same meet when she doubled in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events.

Weitzeil, who will compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100-meter freestyle this summer, started her day by besting the William S. Hart Union High School District record in the 50 free with her 23.07 second performance.

She followed that up in the 100 with her second victory of the day, setting another district record with her time of 49.63 — just short of the CIF-Southern Section record time of 49.26 set in 2004 by Courtney Cashion.

The Foothill League champion Hart girls swim team had the highest team finish of among league schools when it finished just out side the top 10 in 12th place (116 points).

The Saugus girls were next with 71 points and a 21st-place finish.

The Hart boys came in 18th place with 69 points.

Behind strong diving performances, Canyon came in 29th and Golden Valley was 32nd.

Indians’ freshman Tamara Santoyo finished eighth in the 100-yard butterfly (57.34) and teammate Emma Osowski took ninth in the 500 free (4:59.11).

The Hart girls 400-free relay team of Nicolette Barreiro, Mik Ranslem, Megan Schultz and Santoyo finished eighth in 3:33.85.

Mitch Johnson, of Hart, took 10th in the 400 free in 4:36.63.

Valencia’s Sophie Fiscella came in ninth in the 100 backstroke in 58.31.

West Ranch’s Taylor Poliseno won the 50 free consolation swim in 23.90 for a 11th place finish and came in second in the 100 free consolation in 52.55 to come in 12th place.

Caitlin Baker, of Saugus, won the 100 breast consolation swim in 1:05.62.

In the diving finals, Golden Valley’s Drake Nelson put on impressive performances to take third with a score of 467.95.

Canyon’s Connor Ferris came in eighth with a 331.50 and his brother Logan Ferris was ninth with a 324.85. Carlos De Rada, from Golden Valley, placed 20th with a 223.80



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