After helping the Badgers win its 11th consecutive North Sequoia League championship, Yosemite High junior Jayden Malcolm was the only Badger swimmer to medal at the CIF Central Section D-II Championships May 13 at Fresno’s Sunnyside High School.
Malcolm placed seventh in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.49. Carson Brett of Exter won the event with a time of 1:45.49. He was also 13th in the 100 freestyle in 51.69. The event was won by Chase Canteburry of El Diamante in 48.55.
Malcolm was also a member of Yosemite’s 200 freestyle team that placed 16th in 1:38.16. Team members with Malcolm were Trevor Wood, Peter McLean and Owen Bassett.
Yosemite’s 400 freestyle relay team placed 10th with a time of 3:19.31. Members of the team are Malcolm, Trevor and Travis Wood, and Bassett.
Trevor Wood placed 16th in the 100 butterfly in 58.88, a race won by Satoshi Shinkawa in 52.73.
Senior Rose Curley finished her high school swimming career with a 16th place finish in the 100 butterfly event in 1:10.2. The race was won by Mallory Korenwinder of Tulare Western in 55.34.
Kingsburg won the boys division with 283 points, with Edison placing second (223) and El Diamante third (191). Yosemite, with just six swimmers who qualified for the meet, finished in 21st place with 32 points.
Kingsburg also won the girls division with 239 points over second place Golden West and third place Tulare Western. Yosemite placed 32nd with one point earned by Curley.