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Girls Swim Clinches 4th Straight CIF Championship

Congratulations to the girls swim team for clinching their fourth straight Division 1 CIF Title

May 15, 2017

Congratulations to the girls swim team for clinching their fourth consecutive Division 1 CIF Championship. The Eagles were led by junior Samantha Shelton, freshman Ella Ristic and freshman Anicka Delgado as the Eagles swam past the competition and outscored the runner-up Tesoro, 461-221.

Shelton added to already impressive resume, adding two individual and two relay titles after defending her 200-yard Freestyle title (1:45.76), winning the 100-yard Backstroke (53.04), and anchoring the winning 200 and 400-yard Freestyle Relay teams, the latter of which was a CIF Division 1 and National Independent School record. Shelton now has eight individual/relay titles to her name.

Freshman Ella Ristic made a splash in her CIF debut, sharing the title of 200-yard Freestyle champion with teammate Samantha Shelton, and winning the 500-yard Freestyle title with her time of 4:48.26. Ristic teamed up with Shelton, sophomore Makenzie Degn, and Delgado to help set that CIF Division 1 and National Independent School record in that 400-yard Freestyle relay. Delgado joined Shelton and Ristic as a CIF individual champion after winning the 100-yard Butterfly with a time of 54.02 and was a part of both winning relay teams as she became a three-time CIF champion. Junior Marriott Hoffman swam the second leg on the 200-yard Freestyle relay team and sophomore Mackenzie Degn was the third leg on both winning relay teams.

The boys team would go on to finish 5th overall as a team which was the best finish from any Trinity League team, narrowly missing 4th place by a half a point with Saugus finishing with 163.50 points to the Eagles 163. The 200-yard Medley Relay finished 4th (1:32.96) and Noah Brune finished 6th in in the 500-yard Freestyle (4:31.93) to round out Top-10 finishers. Source: Sean Zeitler, Sports Information Director
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