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La Ca ada High boys' swimming locks up 13th consecutive Rio Hondo League title

SPORTS ROUNDUP:

April 18, 2013|From Staff Reports

BOYS’ SWIMMING

La Cañada 124, Monrovia 48: La Cañada made it 13 in a row when it comes to Rio Hondo League championships, behind a pair of wins from Brandon Nguyen, Dane Bell and Peter Loakes.

La Cañada Coach Art Lopez said it’s always a relief to add another league title to the growing list.

“It’s a lot of pressure because you have that many years behind you and there’s always chance you could have a bad meet and slip,” Lopez said. “For me, it’s a sigh of relief, because now it’s over. It’s official, we’re league champions and it’s done and now we pretty much have to focus on CIF.”

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Nguyen won the 200-yard individual medley in two minutes 03.91 seconds and the 100 breast in 1:00.75. Bell took the 200 and 500 freestyles in 1:53.10 and 4:57.65, respectively. Loakes was victorious in the 50 and 100 freestyles in respective marks of 22.33 and 52.15.

La Cañada (6-0, 5-0 in league) won every race, as it did every league meet outside of San Marino, on Thursday with Garrett Chin also winning the 100 backstroke in 56.65.

GIRLS’ SWIMMING

La Cañada 120, Monrovia 51: The Spartans picked up their first win of the season in Thursday’s Rio Hondo League finale at Monrovia.

Rachel Wong picked up a CIF Southern Section consideration time and won the 200-yard individual medley in two minutes 17.40 seconds. La Cañada’s 200-medley relay team of Wong, Caitlyn Seto, Shelby Hopkins and Samantha Campbell also came close to a consideration mark in winning in 2:02.31 Thursday.

La Cañada’s identical 200-freestyle relay team also won, as did its 400-freestyle relay group.

The Spartans (1-5, 1-4 in league) also earned victories from Sarah Hughes in the 100 breaststroke (1:20.08), Hopkins in the 100 backstroke (1:06.20), Campbell in the 500 freestyle (5:34.81) and Emily Hoffman took the 200 freestyle (2:28.50).

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

La Cañada 3, San Marino 2: The Spartans survived in a five-game Rio Hondo League thriller at San Marino High Thursday, 13-25, 25-18, 25-15, 23-25, 16-14.

Connor Welbrecht tallied 28 assists, 21 digs and eight kills, while Mel Schroeder added 11 kills and Orion Burl had 10 kills and four blocks for the Spartans (8-7, 4-1 in league). La Cañada also received 12 digs, eight kills and four blocks from Michell Page and 22 digs, five assists and two aces from Connor Belcher.

BOYS’ TENNIS

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