The members of Clovis High’s 200 free relay team — Seth Nabors, Ryan McVicar, Zach Koch and Graham Hauss — headed up a group of 16 scorers who brought an end of Clovis West’s streak of 16 consecutive Central Section swimming and diving championships on Saturday at Bakersfield College.
The group combined to win their event in an All-American 1:24.73, while each finished in the top four in a combined eight events individually while each was top-two in one other relay as the Cougars outscored the Golden Eagles 429-366.
Hauss led the way by winning the 500 free (All-American consideration 4:30.20), placing second in the 200 free (All-American consideration 1:39.47) and first in the 400 free relay (All-American 3:06.67), which also featured Nabors as well as Connor Beers and Ray Talmage.
Nabors was second in the 100 free (46.69) and third in the 50 free (21.54) individually.
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McVicar placed second in the 50 free (21.18), fourth in the 100 free (47.71) and second in the 200 medley relay (1:36.77) along with Koch, Matt Primavera and Garrett Couchman.
And Koch was third in the 100 fly (All-American consideration 49.9) and fourth in the 50 free (21.55).
Hauss will be a top section contender to medal during the first CIF State Championships, set for Friday and Saturday at Clovis West.
Hauss has the state’s fourth-fastest section finals time in the 500 free.
Porterville’s Kyle Grissom (second in the 50 free and fifth in the 100 fly) and Bullard’s Erik Overstreet (fifth in the 200 free and fifth in the 500 free) enter as boys swimmers with top-six qualification times, while Clovis West’s Samantha Giannetta, Caitlyn Snyder, Sarah Snyder and Skylar Elkington are fifth-fastest in the 200 free relay.