• Swimming & Diving
Girls Swimming finishes 2nd at CCS Championships
Chris Volta

For the second consecutive year the girls varsity swimming team finished 2nd at the CCS Championships this past Saturday in Santa Clara at the George Hines International Swim Center. New school records were set int the 200 yard free, 100 yard breast and the 400 yard free relay. The boys team also had a great day in the pool as they finished tied 6th in the team standings with the 200 yard medley relay team qualifying for the CIF-State meet this week in Clovis, CA. 

 

Event 2 Men 1 mtr Diving

Place Name Score TeamPoints

15 Duchez, Nathan 12 347.55 2

16 Randazzo, Jake 9 338.25 1

 

Event 3 Women 200 Yard Medley Relay

Place Time TeamPoints Names

 7 St. Francis High School 1:47.35 24 (State Qualifier)

1) Feng, Elaine 10 2) Holden, Audrey 9 3) Hong, Mila 10 4) LaCroix, Megan 12

 

Event 4 Men 200 Yard Medley Relay

Place Time TeamPoints Names

2 St. Francis High School  1:33.11 34 (State Qualifier)

1) Huang, Andy 11 2) Tay, Edward 11 3) Russell, Ethan 9 4) Xu, Patrick 12

 

Event 5 Women 200 Yard Freestyle

Place Name Time TeamPoints

1 Oliva, Nicole 11 1:47.03 20 (State Qualifier)

16 Harris, Sydney 11 1:54.17 1

 

Event 7 Women 200 Yard IM

Place Name Time TeamPoints

15 Htutt, Lulu 10 2:08.28 2

 

Event 8 Men 200 Yard IM

Place Name Time TeamPoints

4 Huang, Andy 11 1:50.77 15

11 Xu, Patrick 12 1:56.32 6

 

Event 9 Women 50 Yard Freestyle

Place Name Time TeamPoints

1 Schaffer, Brooke 12 22.92 20 (State Qualifier)

 

Event 11 Women 100 Yard Butterfly

 Place Name Time TeamPoints

9 Feng, Elaine 10 56.80 9

 

Event 13 Women 100 Yard Freestyle

Place Name Time TeamPoints

1 Schaffer, Brooke 12 49.32 20 (State Qualifier)

 10 Holden, Audrey 9  52.49 7

 

Event 15 Women 500 Yard Freestyle

 1 Oliva, Nicole 11 4:47.47 20 (State Qualifier)

11 Schaffer, Taylor 10 5:05.95 6

14 Harris, Sydney 11  5:09.88 3

 

Event 17 Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

Place Time TeamPoints Names

1 St. Francis High School 1:34.58 40 (State Qualifier)

1) Oliva, Nicole 11 2) LaCroix, Megan 12 3) Harris, Sydney 11 4) Schaffer, Brooke 12

 

Event 18 Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

Place Time TeamPoints Names

9 St. Francis High School  1:26.60 18

1) Culetu, Justin 11 2) Duchez, Nathan 12 3) Russell, Ethan 9 4) Xu, Patrick 12

 

Event 19 Women 100 Yard Backstroke

Place Name Time TeamPoints

 16 Feng, Elaine 10 1:00.19 1

 

Event 20 Men 100 Yard Backstroke

Place Name Time TeamPoints

 2 Huang, Andy 11 48.87 17 (State Qualifier)

 

Event 21 Women 100 Yard Breaststroke

 Place Name Time TeamPoints

10 Holden, Audrey 9 1:04.09 7

 

Event 22 Men 100 Yard Breaststroke

Place Name Time TeamPoints

7 Tay, Edward 11  57.96 12

15 Xu, Patrick 12 59.47 2

 

Event 23 Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Place Time TeamPoints Names

2 St. Francis High School 3:23.31 34 (State Qualifier)

1) Oliva, Nicole 11 2) Holden, Audrey 9 3) Harris, Sydney 11 4) Schaffer, Brooke 12

 

Event 24 Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Place Time TeamPoints Names

5 St. Francis High School  3:11.45 28

1) Culetu, Justin 11 2) Huang, Andy 11 3) Duchez, Nathan 12 4) Tay, Edward 11

 

Women Team Scores

Place School Points

1. Henry M. Gunn High School 288

2. St. Francis High School 217

3. Archbishop Mitty 168

4. Sacred Heart Prep 166

5. Leland 139.5

6. Valley Christian 136

 

Men Team Scores

Place School Points

1. Bellarmine College Prep 305

2. Sacred Heart Prep 195

3. The Harker School 183

4. Henry M. Gunn High School 167

5. Palo Alto 143.5

6. St. Francis High School 135

6. Los Gatos 135

 

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Bay Area News Group story

St. Francis, runner-up in the girls standings, swept the 50, 100, 200 and 500 free on the strength of the 1-2 duo of Brooke Schaffer and Nicole Oliva.

“I think it’s good for Brooke at her last CCS to end on a high note,” Oliva said.

“It feels really special,” said Schaffer, a senior bound for UCLA proven fastest at the meet after her double in the 50 (22.92) and 100 (49.32). “We’ve got really coaches and they put their heart and soul into the team. They push us at practice and it’s been great.”

 

Oliva, a junior who verbally committed to Cal over spring break, repeated as the 200 and 500 free champion with times of 1:47.03 and 4:47.47, respectively.

A glutton for punishment, she swam 20 laps ahead of the field for a third time at CCS in the meet’s most-grueling event.

“You always have to think about new ways to approach it,” Oliva said of the 500 free. “If you just keep doing that it keeps it interesting, because you can’t it the same way and expect it to get faster.”