Girls’ swimming: Hart makes a giant splash

first_imgC.V. remained within six points in the girls’ meet at the midway point, but the departure of Yumi So and Sara Sun – who left to attend club practice – proved too much for the Falcons (3-1) to overcome. In their individual events, So captured the 200 IM and 100 butterfly and Sun doubled in the 50 and 200 freestyles. So nearly rallied from a two-second deficit on the anchor leg of the 200 free relay, but Molly Rogers held on for Hart (2-0), which won in 1 minute, 48.25 seconds. “How often do you get to swim (in a dual meet) against two girls who have Olympic Trials times,” Neale said. “It was a great opportunity for our girls.” Jordan Danny, Maggie Hanson, Rachael Krager and Molly Rogers all won events for the Indians and teamed for a victory in the 200 medley relay (1:54.53). Hart swept all three relays, unofficially timed at 3:51.06 in the 400 free relay. “I wish I could’ve been here for (that relay),” Sun said before her departure. “That would’ve been exciting to swim against them.” [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hart won nine events in the boys’ meet to hand Crescenta Valley only its fifth dual-meet loss since 1992. The Indians recorded a 102-68 nonleague victory, snapping a streak of four consecutive losses against the Falcons (3-1). Despite four C.V. wins in the first five events in the girls’ meet, Hart had plenty of depth in the back half of the competition, sweeping the final six races to prevail 101-69. “This is a great meet, especially because C.V. always has super competition,” said Hart coach Steve Neale, whose boys hadn’t defeated the Falcons since a 115-55 triumph March 7, 2002. “We haven’t been winning (against C.V.) the last half-decade. You can tell by the way the teams are cheering for each other that this means a lot.” The past four seasons, the Falcons had the edge in experience in the boys’ competition. But with four standouts from last year’s team deciding not to swim this season, coach Jan Sakonju has had to build around young talent like Zach Taylor (200-yard freestyle) and Vinh Doan (100 freestyle), who won C.V.’s lone events. “The younger kids have really stepped up,” Sakonju said. “And I’ll have all those guys (on the relays) together for the next three years.” Sophomore Chris Weber (100 breaststroke, 200 individual medley) and freshman Konrad Antoniuk (100 butterfly, 500 freestyle) each won two events for Hart (2-0), which won the last five races after the Falcons cut the deficit to 53-41. center_img LA CRESCENTA – About the only thing that didn’t go right for the Hart of Newhall swim program Thursday was a missed chance to get a Southern Section Div. II automatic qualifying time in the girls’ 400-yard freestyle relay when the back-up timer didn’t record the mark. That was the only opportunity the Indians didn’t capitalize on against host Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta. last_img read more

Meetings 10/24

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Neighborhood Council Valley Village will hold a board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Colfax Elementary School, 11724 Addison St., Valley Village. Call (818) 766-2932. Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Hills Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 756-9422. West Hills Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the 911 Communication Center, 23001 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. Call (818) 719-8656 or see www.westhillsnc.org. North Hills East Neighborhood Council (forming), 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060. Notices of neighborhood council meetings are published every Monday. Send information two weeks in advance, including time, date, location and a phone number. Fax to (818) 713-0058 or send e-mail to [email protected] Here is a list of upcoming neighborhood council meetings: Reseda Neighborhood Council will hold a candidates forum at 6 p.m. today at Canoas Banquet Hall, 18134 Sherman Way, Reseda. An election will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at West Valley Community Church, 19000 Saticoy St., Reseda. Call (818) 756-7330 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the second floor at Industrial Metal Supply, 8300 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley. Call (818) 768-8342. Northridge West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Beckford Elementary School, 19130 Tulsa St., Northridge. Call (818) 359-7256. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more