Swimming to success – Bearcat boys, girls amass 83 personal records

Posted: May 13, 2012 at 1:14 am

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ARROYO GRANDE The Paso Robles High School swim team topped of an amazing 2012 season with peak performances at the Pac 7 League Championships this past weekend in Arroyo Grande as the Bearcats amassed 83 personal records over the course of three days of preliminaries and finals.

Nearly every swimmer on the team, J.V. and varsity included, earned a spot among the top 16 finishers at prelims to qualify for the league finals meet.

At the league finals, the varsity girls' medley relay team of Ryan Springer, Kylie Pugh, Sierra Mosely and Zoe Zepp kicked off the day with a CIF consideration time to finish fourth.

"The success was extremely contagious," PRHS swim coach Jennifer Brown said.

Next up, the varsity boy's medley relay team of Morgan Moore, Tyler Zepp, Collin Moore and J Young also earned CIF consideration as they crushed their time from prelims by six seconds to finish fifth overall.

"From there, the whole team just kept building momentum throughout the meet," Brown said.

The varsity Bearcat girls finished third as a team, an improvement from last year's sixth place finish.The varsity boys finished fourth to better last year's finish of fifth place.The PRHS swimmers also improved upon their CIF qualifying times from last season.In 2011, the Bearcats had two events qualify for CIF consideration, compared to the current season with 11 CIF consideration times, plus two CIF automatic times.

"It is truly astounding how many swimmers achieved their life-time best performances at League Finals," Brown said. "Coach Mara put together a perfect seasonal training plan that paid off, with swimmers reaching their peak at the exact right time."

Varsity girls

The top eight finals performances for the Bearcats in the varsity girls division came from Ryan Springer, Amanda Oliver, Sierra Mosely and Zoe Zepp.Springer eclipsed a five-year-old PAC 7 league record in the girls' 100 freestyle with a time of 54.28, but finished second to Teagan Griffith of San Luis Obispo.Springer was league champion in the girls 50 freestyle with a time of 24.92 and she earned CIF automatic qualifying times in both of her events.

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