This and that from NCS Swimming Championships

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:

Notes from last weekend’s NCS Swimming Championships in Concord:
* Maria Carrillo’s Maya DiRado won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:56.17, lowering her own state record and moving from sixth place into second in U.S. high school history. DiRado ranks behind Dagny Knutson (Minot, N.D.) who set the record of 1:53.82 this year. Knutson, a senior in high school, recently decommitted from Auburn and could turn professional.
* Cardinal Newman senior Spencer Corley finished fourth in the diving competition after placing third at NCS last year. Ukiah junior Phillip Coren finished sixth, El Molino senior Daniel Coxon placed ninth and El Molino junior Robert Coxon finished 15th. De La Salle junior and Olympic hopeful Kristian Ipsen won his third straight NCS diving title. Ipsen won a silver medal at the World Championships in Rome last summer in the synchronized 3 metre springboard.
* Terra Linda senior Trent Williams, who won the 50 free and finished fourth in the 100 free, will attend Santa Rosa Junior College. Williams’ time of 20.71 in the 50 free would have won the state JC title this year. Terra Linda swim coach Geoff Peters is a former water polo and swim star at SRJC.
* Empire athletes won a combined 17 medals (given to the top eight finishers in event). Of those 17, six were won by underclassmen. Windsor sophomore Allie Davis was the only underclassman to win two medals. Davis, who broke DiRado’s Empire record in the 500 free, finished fifth in the 200 free and seventh in the 500 free.