Tulare Western High’s Mallory Korenwinder and El Diamante’s Callen Bruening each extended their seasons Saturday during the Central Section Division II swimming championships.
Korenwinder qualified for the second CIF State Championships in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke, while Bruening made it in the 100 back to highlight individual performances during a meet at Sunnyside where Kingsburg swept the boys and girls team titles.
Korenwinder broke the section record of 1:02.37 set by Frontier’s Jorie Caneta in 2013 when she swam an automatic All-American 1:01.14. That was 4.45 seconds faster than Division I winner Audree Preble of Clovis. The top two teams in each event when combining the D-I and D-II results advance to the state meet May 20-21 at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.
Korenwinder also swam a consideration All-American 55.34 while winning the 100 fly. Her time was second-fastest in the section overall, 0.25 seconds behind D-I winner Averee Preble of Clovis.
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Bruening earned his first state berth with a 51.60 in the 100 back, 0.18 seconds behind D-I winner Jacob Roberts of Clovis West. He also won the 200 IM in 1:56.81.
Morgan Coddington helped Kingsburg’s girls to the team title with a win in the 200 individual medley (2:15.60). The Vikings, who also won the 200 medley relay in 1:53.74, finished with 239 points. Golden West was second with 199. The Trailblazers won the 200 free relay (1:43.87) and got a sprints sweep from Mackenzie Garza in the 50 free (24.94) and 100 free (54.14).
Tulare Western’s Khloe McCarthy was a double winner in the 200 free (1:55.49) and 500 free (5:05.24) and helped power the Mustangs’ winning 400 free relay (3:43.99). Also winning individually for the girls was Immanuel’s Lauren Geiger in the 100 back (59.88).
Kingsburg’s boys rode wins from Satoshi Shinkawa in the 100 fly (52.73) and Owen Ansel in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.74) to win the team title with 283 points. Edison was second with 223, led by a win from its 400 free relay team in 3:19.31.
El Diamante’s Chase Canteburry was a double winner, capturing the 50 free in 21.64 and the 100 free in 48.55.
Also winning individually were Exeter’s Carson Brett in the 200 free (1:45.58) and Independence’s Wyatt Suburu in the 500 free (4:48.66).