Matt Elkington and Caitlyn Snyder won two events apiece to help Clovis West High School extend league title streaks to 26 for boys and 21 for girls Saturday at the Tri-River Athletic Conference swimming championships.
Elkington won the 100 backstroke in an All-American consideration and TRAC finals record 50.89 seconds, and he captured the 100 butterfly in 50.59 as the Golden Eagles rolled to 557 points. Clovis West also received wins from Hunter Lane in the 200 individual medley (1:58.93) and Tom Schab in the 500 freestyle (4:39.26).
Snyder won the 50 free (23.82) and 100 back (1:00.04) while helping power the winning 200 free (All-American consideration and TRAC finals record 1:37.14) and 400 free (3:35.81) relays as Clovis West scored 609 points. Skylar Elkington won the 50 free (23.82) for the Golden Eagles.
Clovis had double winners in Zach Koch (50 free in 21.35 and 100 free in 47.25) on the boys’ side and Jillian Hatch (200 free in 1:55.44 and 100 free 52.01) on the girls’.
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The Central Section Division I and II championships are this week at Clovis West and Sunnyside.
In D-I, the boys diving finals are at noon Wednesday, the girls diving at noon Thursday, swimming preliminaries at 1 p.m. Friday and swimming finals at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
In D-II, boys diving is at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, girls diving at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, swimming preliminaries at 3:30 p.m. Friday and swimming finals at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Scholar-athletes – Monache’s Zachary Acencio and Redwood’s Ashton Peckinpah were the section winners of the California Interscholastic Federation/Farmers Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
Acencio, a water polo player and swimmer, and Peckinpah, who plays volleyball and swims, each receive a $2,000 scholarship.
The overall winners were Kelly Blake (Loyola-Los Angeles) and Sophia Brown (Foothill-Pleasanton), who were selected from a pool of 400 candidates to receive scholarships of $5,000.
Division III golf – Strathmore, led by medalist Jeeven Larson’s 73, won the section D-III title at Lemoore Golf Course.
The Spartans, who also received 87s from Ridge Schorling and Samuel Wilkinson, scored a five-player total of 429. Exeter, led by Drake Jones’ third-place 76, placed second at 433.