Los Banos area swimmers' post-season ends

By David Witte / sports@losbanosenterprise.comMay 16, 2013 

Swimming against the fastest high school athletes in the Sac-Joaquin Section, nobody from Los Banos could crack the championship finals at the section championship meet Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Lodi.

The closest was the Los Banos High boys 200-yard medley relay team, which posted a 1-minute, 45.52-second time in the preliminaries to qualify for the consolation finals (the top eight go to the championship final, while nine through 15 go to the consolation final). LB's 1:45.60 time in the consolation final kept the team in the same spot -- 15th.

Individually, the top placer for Los Banos was Kyren DiMarzio, who was 19th in the 100-yard butterfly (54.18). DiMarzio was also 37th in the 50-yard freestyle (23.04). Jared Benitez was 30th in the 100-yard backstroke (58.75), and Nathan Vander Poel was 58th in the 100-yard freestyle (51.78).

For the Los Banos girls, Mayra Garcia was 24th in the 500-yard freestyle (5:35.74) and 27th in the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.43), and the LB 200-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard freestyle relay teams both finished just outside the consolation finals, with both placing 18th (1:49.34 and 4:01.68, respectively).

Pacheco's Sakura Sen was 28th in the girls 50-yard freestyle (26.15) and 34th in the 100-yard freestyle (57.90), the Pacheco 400-yard freestyle relay team was 23rd (4:12.11) and the 200-yard medley relay team was 38th (2:10.56). On the boys side, Pacheco's Brian King was 46th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.70) and Gabriel Andrade was 64th in the 100-yard freestyle (52.15), while the 200-yard medley relay team was 41st (1:57.51).

The area's frosh/soph swimmers didn't have any more success, with the best result coming from the Los Banos boys 200-freestyle relay team, which placed 25th at 1:40.87.

In the frosh/soph diving championship, LB's Christopher Crutchfield placed 11th with 223.25 points.

Enterprise reporter David Witte can be reached by phone at 388-6565 or by e-mail at sports@losbanosenterprise.com

Enterprise reporter David Witte can be reached by phone at 388-6565 or by e-mail at sports@losbanosenterprise.com

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