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NU swimmer dominates

Nevada Union swimmer Drew Harris took the Roseville Invitational and Relay Meet by storm this weekend, winning all six individual races in addition to swimming on three first-place relay teams.

“Drew is definitely one of the top swimmers in the Sac-Joaquin Section and there’s no question about it – he will be vying for numerous championships this season,” Nevada Union swimming coach John Sultan said.

Harris, a junior, also set meet records in the 100-yard individual medley and the 50-yard butterfly. An average of 150 swimmers entered each event from 18 different teams.



The boys team won the entire meet, compiling 98 points with second-place finisher Stevenson gathering 69 points. In addition to winning each individual event, the Miners also won four of the six relays.

Nevada Union’s girls squad finished third behind powerhouse Davis and Bella Vista.




Freshman swimmer Jason Tilly won the 100 yard freestyle at the JV level and was part of the first-place 200 yard medley relay team with Elias Mote, Casey McComb and Wesley Leonard. The JV boys finished second at the meet while the JV girls finished seventh.

Varsity Boys

First place:

50 yard butterfly, Drew Harris, 23.88

50 yard freestyle, Harris, 22.62*

100 yard individual medley, Harris, 54.58

100 yard breaststroke, Harris, 1.01.89*

100 yard freestyle, Harris, 48.57*

100 yard backstroke, Harris, 57.53*

200 yard medley relay: Harris, Nicholas Ingersoll, Ryan Stefani and Jason Wethern, 1.43.99*

200 yard freestyle relay, Jordan Golnik, Wethern, Jon Huffman-Eddy and Harris, 1.34.03*

400 yard freestyle relay, Harris, Ingersoll, Golnik and Huffman-Eddy, 3.28.21*

400 yard individual medley relay, Harris Golnik, Ingersoll and Huffman-Eddy, 3.59.04

Second place:

200 yard butterfly relay, Huffman-Eddy, Wethern, Harris and Stefani, 1.44.00

Third place:

50 yard butterfly, Stefani, 24.99

Fourth place:

100 yard freestyle, Huffman-Eddy, 50.26*

Girls varsity

Second place:

200 yard medley relay, Whitney Stephenson, Colleen Heauser, Caitlin Lee and Allison Chambers, 1.55.05*

400 yard freestyle relay, Stephenson, Heauser, Lee and Allison Chambers, 3.47.99

200 yard butterfly relay, Stephenson, Heauser, Lee and Chambers, 1.58.66

400 yard individual medley relay, Stephenson, Heauser, Lee and Chambers, 4.22.50

50 yard backstroke, Stephenson, 28.93

100 yard breaststroke, Stephenson, 59.70*

Third place:

50 yard breaststroke, Stephenson, 33.20 (Chambers was fourth at 33.22 and Heauser was fifth ay 33.46)

Fourth place:

100 yard breaststroke, Heauser, 1:12.82*

*all section qualifying times

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Mountain Biking

Two Nevada Union Mountain Bikers took first place at the Billy Cross Race at Lake Sonoma Sunday with senior Melissa Waters taking first in the girls varsity race and sophomore Sarah Ely taking the JV girls race. Both Waters and Ely will wear the League Leader jersey in next week’s race.

The Nevada Union Independent Mountain Bike Team also won the NorCal League’s first-place trophy as seven Miner riders stood on the podium at the end of the day.

Senior Matt Wittler took fourth in the varsity boys race as junior Dan Frietas and senior Geoff Hughes took second and third places, respectively, in the JV boys race. In the sophomore boys race, Justin Boutte finished second while Tyler Jennings came in second in the sophomore/freshman girls race.

The teams next race will be Sunday, April 10th at Bogg’s Mountain near Calistoga.

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Boys Volleyball

The Nevada Union boys volleyball team lost to host-team Chico in the semi-finals of the John D’Anna Invitational Saturday 17-25 and 20-25. The Miners did, however, take first-place in pool play winning three matches, including an emotional win against Oakmont who beat NU earlier this season.

In the semi-final game, the Miners beat Rocklin, another team they had lost to earlier this season, by scores of 25-19 and 25-23.

The team was led by all-tournament team selection Vince Cancilla and defensive specialist Tim Lamphier who was credited by coach Kelly Rhoden with some incredible digs. Nevada Union also received stellar play at the net from middle hitters Sam Hochwald and Wade Carmen.

“We had great blocks from those two and it made a huge difference against big teams like Oakmont and Rocklin,” Rhoden said.

Setters Nate Rosenbloom and Cody Curtis turned in solid weekends as did outside hitter Garrett Fwartz.

The Miners (6-2 overall, 4-0 league) hit the court again today for a varsity-only league game against Highlands at 5:00 p.m. at Nevada Union.


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