NCS Swim & Dive Championships

High school swimming

NCS Swim & Dive Championships

Redwood Empire schools qualified 64 entries into the NCS Swimming and Diving Championships this Friday and Saturday. Analy led all schools with 15 entries followed by Maria Carrillo with 13.

Kevin Mertz of Santa Rosa and Jenna Bauer of Montgomery hold the Empire’s best chances of competing for an NCS title. Mertz is seeded 3rd in the 500 Free and 8th in the 200 Free. Bauer is seeded 4th in the 500 Free and 5th in the 200 Free. Other highly seeded contenders include Jonathan Knox (Analy), Taylor Young (Cardinal Newman), Riley Scott (Petaluma), and Stefan Keller (Maria Carrillo).

Diving will be contested on May 16. Swimming preliminary heats will be held on May 17, with the top 16 from prelims advancing to finals on May 18. The competition will be held at Concord Community Pool.

TOP REDWOOD EMPIRE SEEDS

Event, Name, School, Seed

500 Free, Kevin Mertz, Santa Rosa, 3

500 Free, Jenna Bauer, Montgomery, 4

200 Free, Jenna Bauer, Montgomery, 5

200 Free, Jon Knox, Analy, 5

200 IM, Taylor Young, C. Newman, 5

100 Breast, Riley Scott, Petaluma, 6

200 IM, Stefan Keller, Maria Carrillo, 6

100 Breast, Taylor Young, Cardinal Newman, 7

100 Back, Micaela Luders, Windsor, 8

200 Free, Kevin Mertz, Santa Rosa, 8

200 IM, Riley Scott, Petaluma, 8

100 Breast, Lily Maxfield, Analy, 10

1m Diving, Tanner McDonald, Montgomery, 10

REDWOOD EMPIRE QUALIFIERS

BOYS

Analy: 200 Free Relay; Jon Knox, 100 Back, 200 Free; Nate Kuhn, 100 Back, 100 Free

Casa Grande: 200 Medley Relay; Henry Steiner, 100 Butterfly; Mark Samet, 100 Breast

Maria Carrillo: 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay; Shannon Fong, 100 Butterfly, 200 Free; Stefan Keller, 100 Breast, 200 IM

Montgomery: Tanner McDonald, 1m Diving

Rancho Cotate: Aric Lang, 500 Free

Santa Rosa: Kevin Mertz, 200 Free,, 500 Free

Technology: 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay; Curtis Shinn, 100 Breast; Trystan Brown, 100 Back, 200 IM

Ukiah: 200 Free Relay

Windsor: Ben Crabb, 100 Back

GIRLS

Analy: 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay; Georgie Pettibone, 100 Breast, 200 IM; Lani Auva’a, 100 Butterfly; Lily Maxfield, 100 Breast, 200 IM; Rebecca Baxley, 100 Back, 100 Free

Cardinal Newman: 400 Free Relay; Taylor Young, 100 Breast, 200 IM

Casa Grande: Reid Whaley, 200 Free

Maria Carrillo: 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay; Piper Brockley, 100 Breast, 50 Free; Victoria Le, 100 Butterfly

Montgomery: 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay ; Angelica Nowack, 200 Free; Jenna Bauer, 200 Free, 500 Free; Kate Sabourin, 200 IM, 500 Free

Petaluma: Riley Scott, 100 Breast, 200 IM

Santa Rosa: 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay; Celine Sargis, 100 Back, 50 Free

Ukiah: 400 Free Relay

Windsor: Jessica Lee, 500 Free; Micaela Luders, 100 Back, 100 Butterfly

Information for this report compiled by Ruben DiRado

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