3 New Top 10 All-Time Swims Power The Eagles Past The Bulldogs
On the last day before Spring Break, Clayton Valley made quick work of DAL opponent Alhambra. The Uglies won 11 of the 12 relay events, only narrowly letting the final JV Girls 400 relay slip away at the end of the meet. The individual events were not much closer as CV took 1st place in 27 of the 32 combined contests. When Leo Martinez touched the wall first in the JV 100 Breaststroke (1:19.86), it completed the rare feat of winning every individual event for the JV Men. He would also be the anchor of the 400 Free Relay which meant that he would be the one to touch the wall and seal the relay sweep as well.
Despite the disparity between the two teams, there were some close races and some very fast swims. In his first meet of the year, Niklas Weigelt landed two events onto the Clayton Valley Top 10 Times list. His 200 Freestyle (1:41.94) ranks 6th moving just ahead of Dan Cottom. Weigelt also brought all 10 of the 100 Freestyle times under 47 seconds with his 10th ranked time (46.98). In winning the 100 Breaststroke, Sophia Miller earned the 9th fastest time in school history (1:09.19) moving ahead of 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Kara Kohler.
Overall, five Clayton swimmers won both of their individual events. JV Women swimmers Jordan Frost and Ashley Sabas each took a pair of wins with Frost winning the 100 IM (1:12.07) and 100 Back (1:13.03), and Sabas securing the 200 Free (2:24.49) and 100 Free (1:05.50). Patrick Duggan was the lone high point winner for the JV Men with wins in the 200 Free (2:16.81) and 50 Free (25.50). For the Varsity Women, Gianna DuLong led the way with wins in the 200 Free (2:03.90) and 100 Fly (1:02.88). On the Varsity Men’s side, Niklas Weigelt dominated his events with large victories in the 200 Free (1:41.94) NCS Automatic and 100 Free (46.98) NCS Automatic.
Women’s JV (4-1, 4-0) AHS 64 – CV 130
Men’s JV (3-2, 2-1) AHS 10 – CV 104
Women’s Varsity (5-0, 4-0) AHS 20 – CV 140
Men’s Varsity (4-1, 4-0) AHS 44 – CV 123