Conejo Simi swimmers face each other

first_imgThey race against each other nearly every day in club practice, but seldom square off in high school competition, unless they happen to face each other in a dual meet or invitational. For several girls’ swimmers at Conejo Simi Aquatics, that arrangement will change Tuesday at the inaugural Southern Section Masters meet at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. Emily Bibb will be competing against Camille Duckett and Alex Sullivan in the 100-yard freestyle, Alexandra Nalevanko could be matched up with Laura DeCesare or Megan Norling-Christensen on a relay leg. After a number of outstanding performances during the four division championship meets Thursday through Saturday, CSA will have a large contingent of girls’ swimmers entered in the Masters prelims Tuesday morning, with the goal of qualifying for the top 16 and returning for the evening competition. Duckett (Thousand Oaks), Norling-Christensen (Westlake) and Sullivan (Newbury Park) had opportunities to improve upon their already impressive marks at Saturday’s Div. II championships, along with Tyler McClure of Royal of Simi Valley. Duckett and Sullivan will both compete in the girls’ 100 and 200, with McClure entered in the same events in the boys’ meet. DeCesare qualified for the Masters meet in the 200 individual medley with her second-place time (2:10.42) Thursday, but will have to wait until today to see if she made the top 24 cut in the 100 backstroke. The junior also helped La Reina defend its Div. IV titles in the 200 medley and 400 free relays, giving the Regents another opportunity to compete Tuesday. [email protected] (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“It’s going to be one big party,” said Nalevanko, a senior at Camarillo, who took second Saturday in the 100-yard backstroke and fifth in the 100 butterfly in Div. III to make the Masters cut – top 24 times from the championship heats in all four divisions – in all four divisions. Bibb, a junior at La Reina of Thousand Oaks, stands the best chance of drawing the biggest reaction Tuesday following a dominant performance at Thursday’s Div. IV finals. For the second year in a row, Bibb, a Simi Valley resident, was the only female swimmer in Southern California to win five titles – both individual events, two relays and the team championship – as she helped La Reina defend its championship. Bibb is among the top three qualifiers in the 100 and 200 freestyles and will also compete on La Reina’s 200 medley and 400 free relay teams. “To represent your school is very different than representing your club. There are different components,” Bibb said. “But I’m excited about the opportunity to compete and to have a lot of (CSA swimmers) there for support.” last_img

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