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By Zach Cavanagh
Sech, Phillips Win Swim League Titles, 18 Qualify to CIF-SS Prelims
Juniors Noah Sech and Madelyn Phillips each won two league swimming titles, and the Tritons added a girls relay win at the South Coast League Finals on Friday, April 29, at El Toro High School.
Sech won boys titles in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke. Phillips also won girls titles in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke.
San Clemente’s girls also won gold in the 200-yard medley relay.
Along with Sech on the boys side, sophomore Sebastien DeFabrique qualified for the CIF-SS preliminaries in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle; junior Wyatt Miller qualified in the 100-yard butterfly and as an alternate in the 100-yard backstroke; and sophomore Grant Mundl qualified in the 100-yard freestyle. The Tritons qualified in the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay and are alternates in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Along with Phillips on the girls side, senior Jaquelynn Person qualified for the CIF-SS preliminaries in the 100-yard breaststroke; junior Halia Fleming qualified in the 500-yard freestyle; and junior Kate Loo qualified in the 200-yard individual medley. San Clemente also qualified in the 400-yard freestyle medley relay.
San Clemente swam in the CIF-SS Division 1 preliminaries on Wednesday, May 4, but results were not available at press time. The CIF-SS Division 1 Finals are Friday, May 6, at Marguerite Aquatics Center.
Zach Cavanagh is the sports editor for Picket Fence Media. Zach is multiple California Journalism Award winner and has covered sports in Orange County since 2013. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ZachCav and follow our sports coverage on Twitter @SouthOCSports. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.