It what can only be called “total dominance,” the Yosemite High School boys and girls swim teams opened the North Sequoia League season March 26 with big wins over mountain rival Sierra.
The boys team swept (first ,second, and third) six individual events and won all three relay races, on its way to a 131-31 victory.
The girls team, swept two individual events, and all three relay events in its 114-49 victory.
Phillip Kudela won two events (50 freestyle - 23.0 and 100 free - 58.04), and was a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:36.20) team along with Owen Bassett, Aaron Mulkey, and Chance Bendz. -
Mulkey also won the 200 yard freestyle (1:56.44). Other individual first place finishes for Yosemite were Tyler Asis (200 IM - 2:53.93) - Bassett (100 freestyle - 53.52) - Jaden Malcolm (500 freestyle - 5:36.88) - Travis Wood (100 backstroke - 1:05.53) - Dylan Thacker (100 breaststroke - 1:14.6).
For the girls, Yosemite’s Julia McConville won two events - the 200 and 500 freestyle (2:17.96 and 6:00.03). She was also a member of the winning and the
Yosemite’s Ryann Miller won the 1 meter diving competition.
Coach Brandon Brokaw said there are a couple school records he expects to be broken soon.
The boys team is attempting to win its 10th consecutive league title this season, and the girls team
The team travels to Dos Palos on April 9, and to Sunnyside High April 11. The team is at home for a 4 p.m. meet with Firebaugh on April 16.