Yosemite hosts NSL swim meet Friday

-- Yosemite High correspondentMay 1, 2013 

Both the boys and girls Yosemite High swim teams hope to win league titles tomorrow (Friday) as the Badgers host the North Sequoia League meet starting with the diving competition at 8:30 a.m. and swimming event getting underway at 9:30 a.m.

The boys team will face tough teams from Chowchilla and Kerman, who will do their best to keep Yosemite from winning its eighth consecutive NSL title. The Badgers beat both teams in close dual meets.

The Badger girls team, possibly the best the school has ever had according to coach Brandon Brokaw, are favored to win its sixth consecutive league title.

"Our girls team is looking strong heading into this meet," Brokaw said.

Teams defeat Chowchilla

The girls tuned-up for the league meet with a lopsided 123-53 win over Chowchilla April 25. The meet was much closer for the boys team, who edged Chowchilla 95-84.

The boys team will need a number of personal best times from both individuals and relay teams to secure the league title.

Against Chowchilla, Jeff Foster was a double winner in the 50 yard freestyle (23.49) and 100 butterfly (56.93). He was also a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay team (1:37.53) along with Phillip Kudela, Chance Bendz and Jared Wood.

Kudela also place second in the 500 freestyle (5:31.44) and second in the 200 freestyle (2:00.91).

Recording points for the girls team was Emma Madsen with a first in both the 200 freestyle (2:11.82) and 500 freestyle (6:04.21), Molly Casey with a win in the 200 individual medley (2:36.89) and 100 backstroke (1:06.40) and Julia McConville with a first in the 100 freestyle (58.12).

The team of Madsen, McConville, Kayla Davis and Tori Ellsworth won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:49.58 and McConville, Ellsworth, Madsen and freshman Rose Curley won the 400 freestyle relay in 4:12.45.

Top finishers from the NSL meet will advance to the May 17 Central Section Division II Championships.

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