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By Gabriel Rizk | May 20, 2010
LONG BEACH — All’s well that ends well, and Andrea Kropp made sure to go out on top in her final CIF championship meet. After finishing third with her best time of the season, 2 minutes 43 seconds, in the 200-yard individual medley at Friday’s CIF Southern Section Division I swimming and diving championships at Belmont Plaza pool in Long Beach, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy senior came back to capture the title in the...
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August 17, 2006
The CCY Dragons turned up the heat when it counted and delivered an outstanding performance at the Southern California Long Course Junior Olympics at the Canyons Aquatic Centeron Aug. 2-5. Eighteen Dragon swimmers had times fast enough to qualify in either individual or relay events and many went on to the championship or consolation rounds, racking up points which placed them 13th overall among 47 participating teams. The 18 swimmers representing CCY were Alex Park, Harrison Thai, Kyle Otazu, Joshua Lo, Edward Yi, Matthew Riek, Alexander Najarian, Chris Kang, Young Tae Seo, Tricia Dobson, Michelle Du, Ashley Kang, Rachel Ku, Raya Choi, Robin Yi, Ho Jean Yoon, Gabriel Perez and Jake Ksendov.
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By Patti Dobson | March 24, 2005
Special to the Valley Sun They were one of the smaller teams, only 15 swimmers strong, but the CCY Dragons swam fast enough to capture ninth place out of 78 club teams at the 2005 Southern California Spring Junior Olympics held March 9-14 at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. Fifteen Dragon swimmers qualified for the premier short course event of the season for boys and girls 14 and younger. These included Yumi So, Christine Ku, Tricia Dobson, Jason Kim, Seth Biagini, Andrew Park, Jr., Ho Jean Yoon, Alexander Najarian, Matthew Reik, Robin Yi, Rachel Ku, Justine Lee, Seung Ju Woo, Shane Chung and Harrison Thai.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | May 26, 2011
Anthony Khalil, a La Cañada resident and fifth grader at Palm Crest Elementary, had a first-place finish in the annual Bubble Invitational Swim Meet held at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center on Sunday. Anthony's team, the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center Stingrays, a special-needs swim team, took first in the meet, beating out the Leaps and Boundz, Frogs and Big Fun, and Blue Dolphins teams. More than 50 swimmers ages 6 to 17 competed in the meet, which had multiple heats in the 25-meter, 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke events.
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April 1, 2004
The CCY Dragon Swim Team delivered another winning performance at the YMCA Southern California Regional Championships held Feb. 28-29 at the Commerce Aquatorium. Competing in a field of 634 swimmers from 11 different Y swim clubs, the 82 boys and girls of the CCY Swim Team scored enough points to take a close second the the 207-member San Pedro team. Ranging in age from 5 to 17, these dedicated swimmers, coached by Sean Kang and assistants Orrie and Richard Hamilton, won praise from rival coaches and cheers from their proud parents and teammates as they ended the 2003-2004 YMCA season with a stellar effort.
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May 19, 2004
While Maryann Boosalis was unable to win her third straight CIF title in the 100 breaststroke, Grant Chin had memorable performances for the La Cañada boys' and girls' varsity swim teams at the CIF Southern Section-Toyota Division II final held at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach last Saturday Stephanie Gabert, from Newport Beach's Corona Del Mar, unseated Boosalis with a CIF record-setting time of 1:03.36. The La Cañada junior came in second with a time of 1:04.91. Boosalis was part of the team, which included Jennifer Wetzel, Amanda Yue and Renee Nicholas, which took 12th in the 200 medley relay (1:55.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | May 3, 2013
PASADENA - Brandon Nguyen said he wanted to go out with a boom in his final high school season. For the La Cañada High boys' swimmer, it meant breaking three - two individual - Rio Hondo League records, including the oldest one left at the league finals Friday at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. PHOTOS: Rio Hondo League swim championships Nguyen broke the 100-yard breaststroke record, which at 57.50 seconds had stood since 1992. The senior brought it down with a time of 56.69.
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May 19, 2005
The Flintridge Prep boys' swim team place sixth in the Cif Southern Section Division III Swimming and Diving Championships held last Saturday at the Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach. Working as both a team and as individuals, the Rebels collected 113.5 points at the finals. Ashley Min was the only members of the girls' team competing in the finals but she made a big impression by winning her first CIF medal. She came in third in the 50 freestyle in a time of 24.60. Senior Ben Naecker was involved in several events for Prep.
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By Andrew Shortall and Andrew Campa | August 20, 2013
For the first time in two years, a La Cañada-area team didn't find itself hoisting a CIF Southern Section championship at the end of the 2012-13 seasons. The year was instead highlighted by individual success. It was in the pool where the most success occurred for locals with individuals from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Flintridge Prep bringing CIF-SS titles home from Riverside City College in the CIF Southern Section Division I swimming finals and Division III diving championships.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | May 3, 2013
PASADENA - Brandon Nguyen said he wanted to go out with a boom in his final high school season. For the La Cañada High boys' swimmer, it meant breaking three - two individual - Rio Hondo League records, including the oldest one left at the league finals Friday at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. PHOTOS: Rio Hondo League swim championships Nguyen broke the 100-yard breaststroke record, which at 57.50 seconds had stood since 1992. The senior brought it down with a time of 56.69.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | May 26, 2011
Anthony Khalil, a La Cañada resident and fifth grader at Palm Crest Elementary, had a first-place finish in the annual Bubble Invitational Swim Meet held at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center on Sunday. Anthony's team, the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center Stingrays, a special-needs swim team, took first in the meet, beating out the Leaps and Boundz, Frogs and Big Fun, and Blue Dolphins teams. More than 50 swimmers ages 6 to 17 competed in the meet, which had multiple heats in the 25-meter, 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke events.
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By Gabriel Rizk | May 20, 2010
LONG BEACH — All’s well that ends well, and Andrea Kropp made sure to go out on top in her final CIF championship meet. After finishing third with her best time of the season, 2 minutes 43 seconds, in the 200-yard individual medley at Friday’s CIF Southern Section Division I swimming and diving championships at Belmont Plaza pool in Long Beach, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy senior came back to capture the title in the...
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By Grant Gordon | May 6, 2010
SAN FERNANDO ? Indeed, there are bigger goals and brighter medals that Andrea Kropp is striving for, but after a year away from the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming team, the senior standout returned and on Monday afternoon looked quite comfortable in penning her latest chapter of Mission League prominence. Kropp keyed an overall outstanding day for the Tologs at the Mission League Finals at the San Fernando Regional Pool. Kropp claimed league crowns in both the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke, combining with fellow senior Madeline Talt, who won the 500 freestyle, to give Sacred Heart three league titles.
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August 17, 2006
The CCY Dragons turned up the heat when it counted and delivered an outstanding performance at the Southern California Long Course Junior Olympics at the Canyons Aquatic Centeron Aug. 2-5. Eighteen Dragon swimmers had times fast enough to qualify in either individual or relay events and many went on to the championship or consolation rounds, racking up points which placed them 13th overall among 47 participating teams. The 18 swimmers representing CCY were Alex Park, Harrison Thai, Kyle Otazu, Joshua Lo, Edward Yi, Matthew Riek, Alexander Najarian, Chris Kang, Young Tae Seo, Tricia Dobson, Michelle Du, Ashley Kang, Rachel Ku, Raya Choi, Robin Yi, Ho Jean Yoon, Gabriel Perez and Jake Ksendov.
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May 19, 2005
The Flintridge Prep boys' swim team place sixth in the Cif Southern Section Division III Swimming and Diving Championships held last Saturday at the Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach. Working as both a team and as individuals, the Rebels collected 113.5 points at the finals. Ashley Min was the only members of the girls' team competing in the finals but she made a big impression by winning her first CIF medal. She came in third in the 50 freestyle in a time of 24.60. Senior Ben Naecker was involved in several events for Prep.
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August 19, 2004
The CCY Dragon Swim Team delivered another stellar performance at the 2004 Southern California Junior Olympic Long Course Swimming Championships, held Aug. 4 through 8 at the Janet Evans Swim Complex in Fullerton. Competing against 967 of Southern California's best young swimmers from 47 swim clubs, Coach Sean Kang's boys and girls came away with many honors as well as great portends for the future. Twenty-three members of the Dragon Swim Team had times fast enough to qualify for individual or relay events during the five-day meet, including Ashley Min, Ashley Kang, Tricia Dobson, Christine Ku, Rachel Ku, Minah Kim, Yumi So, Emily Thai, Nam Hee Kim, Chungah Rhee, Leah Park, Patti Navarro, Alex Park, Chris Park, Jason Kim, Jin Kim, Willie Han, Seth Biagini, Harrison Thai, Chris Kang, Bryan Tsai, Timothy Chong and Ho Jean Yoon.
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