YHS swim teams win NSL championships

May 13, 2014 

The Yosemite High School boys swim team captured the North Sequoia League championship for the ninth consecutive year May 9 at the Harry Baker Swim complex on the YHS campus — and Coach Brandon Brokaw kept his unblemished championship streak in tact, having taken over the reins of the swim program in 2006.

The equally talented girls team, who lost four school record-holders off last year's team to graduation, is this year's NSL co-champs with Kerman. It is the eighth consecutive year the girls team has won outright or shared the league title, giving the two teams a total of 17 league titles.

The boys team is lead by senior record holders Jeff Foster and Jared Wood, and junior Phillip Kudela.

"Our kids swam really well and did everything that they could to win the meet," Brokaw said after the meet. "It worked out for our boys, but unfortunately, some things didn't go our way and our girls ended up league co-champs."

The boys had three first place finishes in the meet — Jeff Foster in the 100 yard butterfly (57.17), Phillip Kudela in the 500 freestyle (5:00.55), and Jared Wood in the 100 backstroke (1:01.35).

Yosemite won all three relay races: The 200 medley (1:45.98 - Wood, Kudela, Foster, Aaron Mulkey) — 200 freestyle (1:40.05) — 400 freestyle (3:31.68 - Kudela, Oliver Curley, Mulkey, Foster).

The girls team had two first place winners — Rose Curley in the 100 butterfly (1:08.82) and Julia McConville in the 100 freestyle (58.31).

Curley also placed second in the 200 IM (2.37.59) and McConville placed second in the 50 freestyle (26.71). Haley Clark had two second place finishes with a 6:22.13 in the 500 freestyle and a 2:22.12 in the 200 freestyle. —

The lady Badgers 200 freestyle team of Clark, Kendra Tapia, Curley, and McConville placed first (1:51.96).

Yosemite will send nine boys and seven girls going on to the D-II Central Section Championship Meet Friday and Saturday in Bakersfield.

Download a pdf copy of NSL Championship Results.

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