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Pitman swim teams finish strong
Girls in position for league title; boys capture first CCC win
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Pitman and Turlock swimmers competed in Friday afternoon’s Central California Conference meet at the Steve Feaver Aquatic Center, with both the Pitman boys and girls teams coming away with wins. - photo by ANDREA GOODWIN/ The Journal
Swimming and diving

Friday at Feaver Aquatic Center


Pitman 112, Turlock 66

Medley relay: Turlock 1:54.44

200 Freestyle: Neil Wraske (Turlock) 2:02.18

200 IM: Grant Phillips (Turlock) 2:17.29

50 Freestyle: Zach Haselwood (Pitman) 24.56

100 Butterfly: Davis Woods (Turlock) 1:01.97

100 Freestyle: Scott Van Winkle (Pitman) 54.64

500 Freestyle: Grant Phillips (Turlock) 5:26.94

200 Freestyle Relay: Pitman 1:38.72

100 Backstroke: Tyler Jamieson (Pitman) 1:08.64

100 Breaststroke: Max Rodriguez (Pitman) 1:08.36

400 Freestyle Relay: Pitman 3:55.94

Diving: Davis Woods (Turlock) 


Pitman 101, Turlock 82

Medley relay: Pitman 2:04.97

200 Freestyle: Brittany Funk (Pitman) 2:09.11

200 IM: Kamarin Waite (Pitman) 2:27.29

50 Freestyle: Kristine Groteguth (Turlock) 26.84

100 Butterfly: Leanna Jasek-Rhysdahl (Pitman) 1:06.42

100 Freestyle: Jacy Gustafson (Turlock) 58.93

500 Freestyle: Kamarin Waite (Pitman) 6:26.60

200 Freestyle Relay: Pitman 1:55.56

100 Backstroke: Jacy Gustafson (Turlock) 1:06.08

100 Breaststroke: Alex Schoeffling (Turlock) 1:25.60

400 Freestyle Relay: Pitman 4:11.85

Diving: L. Almeida (Turlock)

This was a perfect way to end the regular swimming season: Pitman High vs. Turlock High.

Fortunately for the Pride, they earned wins in both the boys and girls divisions, though coaches from both sides say they were satisfied with the way their swimmers competed at Turlock High’s Steve Feaver Aquatic Center on Friday afternoon.

The Pitman boys won 112-66 for their first Central California Conference win of the season in five tries, while the Pitman girls captured a 101-82 victory to give them a 3-1 record in the league. Now, the girls just need to top undefeated Merced High at this week’s league championships at Buhach Colony High, with the finals starting at 1 p.m. Thursday.

The Pride girls, however, know the Bears are a tough challenge.

“We’re still in the running,” Pitman girls coach Michaela Solario said. “But Merced is a pretty good team. We’re trying hard and see how far we can go.”

At Friday’s meet, Kamarin Waite was the sole multi-event winner for the Pride, as she captured the 200-meter medley and the 500-meter freestyle races. The Pride also won the 200-meter and 400-meter relays, while Brittany Funk and Leanna Jaske-Rhysdahl also had wins in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly, respectively.

The Pitman boys had a tougher time, winning by 19 points. Zach Haselwood (50 freestyle), Scott Van Winkle (100 freestyle), Tyler Jamieson (100 backstroke) and Max Rodriguez (100 breaststroke) all notched victories in their respective events. The Pride also won the 400-meter relay.

Pitman boys coach Drew Clute said the win was a necessary one, since the Pride have had to deal with a low number of swimmers all season — something that has affected their ability to come out on top.

“With that said,” he began, “I’m really proud of the guys for working hard until the very end.”

Turlock also finished with multi-event winners. For the boys, Grant Phillips captured the 200 IM and 500 freestyle, while Jacy Gustafson finished with wins in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke in the girls competition. Davis Woods and Leilani Almeida won the diving titles for the boys and girls divisions, respectively.

Besides those marks, the Bulldogs had a number of success stories.

“We had a great swim meet,” Turlock coach Sonja Raynes said. “We had people dropping times.”

To contact Chhun Sun, e-mail or call 634-9141 ext. 2041.