Miners’ swimmer wins two events
Nevada Union swimmer Drew Harris stole the spotlight at the Clovis West Invitational in Fresno during the weekend, as he was one of only two boys to win multiple individual events in the 37 team meet.
“Drew had an outstanding performance and showed that he is one of the top high school swimmers in California,” Nevada Union coach John Sultan said.
Harris won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 43.50 seconds in addition to winning the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.44.
The varsity boys team finished third at the meet with 155 points, finishing behind meet-winner Clovis West who won the meet with 496 points. All three relay teams placed while Jon Huffman-Eddy and Nicholas Ingersoll both placed in individual events as well.
On the girls side, the Miners took fifth-place with 125 points as the Clovis West girls team won with 482 points. Two of the relay teams placed, while Whitney Stephenson, Caitlin Lee and Colleen Heauser all placed in individual events.
In the combined team standings, Nevada Union took third-place at the meet, which hosted more than 1,300 swimmers.
“We have a talented group with quite a bit of depth to be able to finish in the top three at the largest invitational in California,” Sultan said. “It was good preparation for our meet against Granite Bay on Tuesday.”
Three junior varsity boys swimmers made sectional cuts, meaning they will swim in the Sac-Joaquin Section meet at the end of the season. Jason Tilly qualified in the 100 yard freestyle as did Kyle Virva and Eric Wurster in the 100 yard freestyle and 500 yard freestyle, respectively.
200 yard freestyle, Drew Harris, first place, 1:43.50
100 yard butterfly, Harris, first place, 53.44
500 yard freestyle, Jon Huffman-Eddy, sixth place, 4:55.80
100 yard breaststroke, Nicholas Ingersoll, seventh place, 1:06.02
200 yard medley relay, Harris, Ingersoll, Ryan Stefani and Jason Wethern, fourth place, 1:46.04
200 yard freestyle relay, Stefani, Zach Thomas, Jordan Golnik and Huffman-Eddy, fourth place, 1:35.40
400 yard freestyle relay, Harris, Huffman-Eddy, Golnik and Ingersoll, fifth place, 3:27.30
100 yard backstroke, Whitney Stephenson, fourth place, 1:00.78
500 yard freestyle, Caitlin Lee, sixth place, 5:21.51
100 yard butterfly, Lee, eighth place, 1:03.02
100 yard breaststroke, Colleen Heauser, eighth place, 1:12.98
200 yard medley relay, Stephenson, Heauser, Lee and Allison Chambers, second place, 1:56.27
200 yard freestyle relay, Stephenson, Heauser, Lee and Allison Chambers, fifth place, 1:45.28
Forest Lake Christian 2, Victory Christian 0
The Forest Lake Christian softball team edged Victory Christian 2-0 Friday afternoon.
Freshman pitcher Lisa Matson threw a complete game giving up just one hit and striking out 16. She also went 1-for-3 at the plate with two stolen bases and a run scored.
Senior catcher Jessica Lockhart went 2-for-3 with a double and a stolen base while picking off a base runner at first.
The Falcons play Sacramento Lutheran at 4 p.m. Tuesday at home.
Forest Lake Christian 11, Wilton Christian 0
The Falcons made easy work of Wilton Christian winning by a score of 11-0 Friday afternoon.
Freshman Jessica Raskin notched two goals and three assists while Shelby Lowe and Chelsea McGirr had two goals each with Lowe adding an assist.
Scoring one goal were Emily Boddorf, Brittney Gilfillian, Ashley Ferrara, Sarah Hodges and Amber Harman.
The Falcons have an important league game at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Woodland Christian.
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