The Centurions finished their season on Saturday in DOMINATING fashion! The women finished 4th (second year straight) with 189 points, and the men made a giant leap from last year’s 27th finish to 8th place with 103 points.
“I couldn’t be prouder of both teams. We came out fighting on day one and really set ourselves up to have maximum scoring opportunities for day two. We made a serious statement to the swimming community today….CAL is on its way to being a swimming powerhouse!” said head coach, Amy Albiero.
Top finishers for CAL were: Hannah Magnuson, who had one of the best races of the meet, to win the 100 Fly in 55.16 (New School Record)and finished 2nd in the 100 back, and Estefan Albiero who finished 6th in the 50 Free in a tight field with a 21.69 and finished 4th in the 100 Free with a 47.30. Hannah was also named 1st Team All State.
The first event for both teams set the tone for the rest of the meet. The women (Hannah Magnuson, Rachel Hughes, Annie Holmes, Kendall Blomquist) 200 Medley Relay upset Manual, Notre Dame, and Paul Dunbar to finish 2nd behind Sacred Heart. This was the best relay finish in CAL women’s history, breaking the school record by 1.31 seconds. The remaining 2 relays were key as CAL finished 4th in the 200 Free Relay (Blomquist, Clark, Brown, Holmes) and 3rd in the 400Free Relay (Magnuson, Brown, Holmes, Clark), all new school records.
The men (Nick Albiero, Matthew Weiss, Austin Schaper, Jason Coultrap) won the consolation in the 200 Medley upsetting Dixie Heights and improving their time 1.37 seconds from the previous day. The other 2 relays were equally impressive and new school records with both finishing in 7th place, 200 Free Relay (Estefan Albiero, Weiss, Coultrap, Don Gates) and 400 Free Relay (Estefan Albiero, Schaper, Weiss, Coultrap).
The day kept getting better with individual finishes from Cameron Brown (6th 200 Free & 10th 500 Free), Kendall Blomquist (10th 50 Free, New School Record), Annie Holmes (13th 50 Free & 100 Free), Hope Clark (14th 50 Free & 15th 100 Free), Austin Clark (9th 500 Free), Rachel Hughes (10th 100 Breast, New School Record), and Austin Schaper (9th 100 Free). It was just an AWESOME day to be a CENTURION!