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Mia Bugarin Blasts 4:52.68 500 Free, Quickest Time Amongst Calif. Excessive Schoolers This Season


2024 Rio Hondo League Finals

  • April 22-24, 2024
  • La Canada, California
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Outcomes on MeetMobile: “2024 CA OB Rio Hondo League Champs”

Workforce Scores

Boys

  1. La Canada – 482
  2. San Marino – 454
  3. Temple Metropolis – 385
  4. South Pasadena – 273
  5. Monrovia – 84

Ladies

  1. South Pasadena – 490
  2. La Canada – 393
  3. Temple Metropolis – 352
  4. San Marino – 251
  5. Monrovia – 129

La Canada sophomore Mia Bugarin continued her spectacular development within the 500-yard freestyle on the Rio Hondo League Championships, blasting a personal-best 4:52.68 that leads the California highschool scene by greater than two seconds this season.

Bugarin knocked over a second off her previous-best 500 free time of 4:53.84 from December. Her greatest time heading into this season was simply 5:06.02 on the CIF Championships final Could. Bugarin broke the five-minute barrier for the primary time in December with a 4:55.35.

Bugarin earned one other particular person title within the 200 free (1:50.80), shaving greater than half a second off her previous-best 1:51.34 from final month. She now ranks eleventh within the state this season within the 200 free. Nonetheless, her double wasn’t fairly sufficient to carry the La Canada ladies (393 factors) previous South Pasadena (490) within the group standings.

Blair junior Ella Lesnever swept the 50 free (23.72) and 100 free (51.33), occasions wherein she ranks as a top-15 performer statewide this season. Her greatest instances stand at 23.39 and 50.81 from final month and December, respectively. As a freshman, Lesnever helped elevate greater than $12,000 for an automatic timing system at Blair’s pool in order that this system’s instances at dwelling meets might rely towards CIF qualification.

Temple Metropolis junior Samantha Wong was the opposite double winner among the many ladies. Wong went 1:06.03 within the 100 breast to eke previous South Pasadena junior Ana Mancera Rodriguez (1:06.09) by a blink. Wong additionally posted a personal-best 57.69 to prevail within the 100 fly. Rodriguez topped the rostrum within the 200 IM (2:09.48), dropping greater than a second off her previous-best 2:10.83 from final March.

Wong’s Temple Metropolis teammate, junior Brianna Lee, additionally clinched a person Rio Hondo League title within the 100 again (1:00.65), taking a tenth off her previous-best 1:00.79 from final April.

On the boys aspect, senior Ryan Makouar powered La Canada previous senior Daniel Li‘s San Marino squad in a decent group battle. Makouar, a Columbia commit, triumphed within the 100 fly (48.77) and 200 IM (1:52.71). He has been as quick as 47.66 within the 100 fly at a membership meet final month, and his highschool season-best 48.32 ranks 2nd within the state. Makouar’s 200 IM victory ranks him fifteenth within the state this season.

Li, a Stanford commit, dominated the gap freestyle occasions with wins within the 200 free (1:38.23) and 500 free (4:30.57) that rank him 4th and seventh within the state this season, respectively. He owns lifetime bests of 1:36.85 and 4:26.72 from final month. La Canada senior Pierce O’Grady, a USC commit, positioned 2nd within the 200 free (1:40.08), inside a pair seconds of his greatest time (1:38.38) that positioned him sixth on the CIF State Championships final Could.

San Marino boasted two different particular person champions between junior Otis Tsai within the 100 again (51.59) and junior Henry Lyu within the 100 breast (58.70). Tsai was inside a number of tenths of his personal-best 51.30 from December, rating fifteenth within the state this season. He additionally earned a runner-up end within the 50 free (21.57) behind Temple Metropolis junior Jayden Kadiman (21.45). Lyu’s 100 breast victory lowered his lifetime greatest from final month by greater than half a second.

California’s highschool swimming postseason continues with sectional competitors subsequent week earlier than the CIF State Championships happen from Could 11th of September on the Clovis Olympic Swim Advanced.



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