The Ayala High School girls’ swim team placed second at last Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section Finals in Riverside, taking home one relay and one individual championship and placing in the top five in several events.
The girls qualified for the CIF State Meet in Clovis, which began Friday and concludes today (May 11) at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.
Ayala’s Anna Cohee, Dallas Cargile, Charli Sunahara and Emily Wooden won the 200 Medley relay championship in 1:46.54 and Sunahara won the 100 breast in 1:03.39, tying a school record set by Cargile a week earlier at the Palomares League championships.
The 200 free relay team of Cargile, Wooden, Cohee and Ariel Wooden placed fourth in 1:37.17 and Cargile, Sunahara and both Woodens placed third in the 400 free relay in 3:31.95.
Cargile took third in 100 breast in 1:04.20, Ariel Wooden took third in 50 free in 23.32 and 100 free in 50.46, Sunahara placed sixth in 100 fly in 57.31 and Cohee took 11th in 100 fly in 58.17.
On the boys’ side, Garrett Cargile, Noah Benson, Christopher Kirby and Frank Li set a new school record with a time of 3:12.45 in the 400 free relay, placing 12th in the Division 2 finals.
Kirby, Li, Benson and Kyler Linton also set a new school record in the 200 medley relay in 1:37.83, placing 15th in the finals. Benson placed 10th in 100 breast in 59.04 and 17th in 500 free in 4:47.50, Li took 12th in 100 fly in 51.99, Cargile took 15th in 100 free in 47.85, and Kirby had two 16th-place finishes in 50 free in 21.83 and 100 free in 48.27.
Chino Hills High’s Alexis Chion, Kayla Shin, Madison Edna and Elisabella Forest placed 15th in girls’ 200 medley relay in 1:53.50.
Forest placed eighth in girls’ 200 free in 1:54.33, Tate Cauley took 16th in boys’ 200 free in 1:45.55, Edna took eighth in girls’ 200 IM in 2:12.33 and Christopher Haygood finished seventh in boys’ 100 free in 46.81. Cauley also took 14th in boys’ 500 free in 4:44.38, Haygood, Max Ewins, Brandon Knapp and Cauley placed seventh in boys’ 200 free relay in 1:27.95, Forest finished fifth in girls’ 100 back in 56.72 and Haygood, Garrett Dykier, Cauley and Carson Brenner placed 11th in boys’ 400 free relay in 3:12.28.
Forest qualified for the CIF State Meet in the 100 back.