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Bulldogs finish second in CCC Swim finals
Turlock, Pitman send 24 to Sections
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Turlock High’s Emmerson Stempson qualified for Sections and placed second in the CCC finals last Saturday in the 100 breast with a PR time of 1:14.16. - photo by Journal file photo

A total of 24 athletes from Pitman and Turlock high’s swimming programs will be advancing to the Sac-Joaquin Section trials that will take place from Tokay High School.

The girls events will run on Thursday while the boys events will go all of Friday and the finals are slated for Saturday.

The varsity girls and boys for Turlock finished off in second place in the final team standings while Pitman’s girls took fourth and the boys finished in fifth.

“Everyone swam great at CCCs, and we are excited for Sections now,” said Pitman head coach Erica Crain.

“Our JV boys had a meet on Saturday and won 10 of 11 events at Golden Valley,” said Turlock boys head coach Sonja Raynes. “I have never seen such domination. I have seen four or five first places, never 10. Next year we will be strong, but only 12 boys, but they are on fire now. It was the last meet of the season and went out on fire.”

On the girls side for Turlock, the team will advance a total of six girls (five from JV) including senior Lindsey Amos.

Amos took first in the 100 fly with a person record and Section qualifying time of 1:03.

Sierra Yandell of Turlock won the 50 free (24.90) and 100 free (55.28) and qualified for both in Sections.

Turlock’s varsity girls also won in the 200-free relay with a time of 1:45.28. The 200-medley relay team placed second with a time of 1:59.87. The 400-free relay team finished in second place.

Izzy Romeo took third in the 100 free with a PR of 2:06.57.

Emmerson Stempson placed second in the 100 breast with a time of 1:14.16, which was a PR and qualified her for Sections along with Amos and Yandell.

For Pitman, on the girls side, Maddy Ngo placed second at the CCC tournament in the 200 free with a time of 2:06.5. Ngo also took third in the 100 free with a time of 57.5.

Nolan Lok of Pitman placed first in the 100 back with a time of 55.5 and took second in the 100 fly with a time of 55.2.

The other three swimmers advancing to Sections for the Pride are Joelle Lok, Joe Carlsen and Sean Bernard.

From Turlock’s boys side, six varsity swimmers and six JV swimmers will be moving on to Sections.

The highlight from Turlock’s boys was Andrew Caldera who placed first in boys diving with a score of 295.0.

“That was his best and best placing,” said Raynes. “He was pretty jazzed.”

Matt Hesse got second in the 100 free and also qualified for Sections.

The boys medley relay team of Matt Hesse, Michael Tobin, Noah Benson and Philip Delgadillo placed first.

All three relay teams qualified and will be advancing to Sections.

Sections will take place from Tokay High and the trials are slated to begin at 10 a.m. and run from Thursday to Friday for girls and boys, respectively.