The 30th annual Clovis West Invitational swimming and diving meet is shaping up to be a record-breaking affair.
Three individuals and one relay team have seed times faster than the meet records at an event scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.
Clovis West High’s Matt Elkington enters the 100 butterfly with a top time of 49.45 seconds. The meet record of 50.20 was set by former Golden Eagle Justin Wright in 2014. UC Santa Barbara-bound Elkington has already swam an All-America consideration time and is close to the All-America standard of 49.37.
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Others with seed times faster than the meet records include St. Ignatius-San Francisco’s Sheldon Boboff in the boys 200 free, St. Ignatius in the boys 200 free relay and Westlake-Westlake Village’s Elena England in the girls 100 back.
Boboff’s top time of 1:38.27 is better than the 1:41.32 for Bellarmine-San Jose’s Aidan Burns in 2014, St. Ignatius’ 1:25.51 is better than the 1:26.01 of Clovis West in 2012 and England’s 56.51 betters the 57.13 of Archbishop Mitty-San Jose’s Stephanie Wei in 2008..
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Other locals with top-seeded times on the girls side include Clovis West’s 200 medley relay, Clovis West’s Caitlyn Snyder in the 200 individual medley, Clovis West’s Skylar Elkington in the 50 free and 100 fly, Clovis West’s 200 free relay, Redwood’s Megan Ridenour in the 100 breaststroke and Clovis West’s 400 free relay.
On the boys side, top times are owned by Clovis West’s 200 medley relay, Clovis West’s Hunter Lane in the 200 IM and Clovis’ Graham Hauss in the 500 free.
The meet will draw more than 1,500 swimmers from 41 schools to the pool that also will host the second CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships on May 20-21.