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1225 Athletes from 40 Groups Depend upon Clovis West Excessive for Large Invite

2024 Clovis West Invite

  • April 5-6, 2024
  • Clovis West Excessive Faculty, Clovis, California
  • Brief Course Yards, Prelims/Finals (25 yards)
  • Psych Sheets

Clovis West Excessive Faculty, website of the 2024 California Excessive Faculty Swimming & Diving Championships in Might, will host its large annual invite this weekend, that includes 1225 athletes from 40 groups from throughout the state of California.

The meet, which has been working since 1987, might be a prelims/finals occasion for the primary time after historically being a in the future timed finals occasion. Adam Reid, the top coach of Clovis West Excessive, says that the brand new format has helped draw a number of prime groups to the meet.

Among the many collaborating groups are the ladies from Carondelet Excessive Faculty within the Bay Space, who positioned fifth ultimately 12 months’s state meet, and the host Clovis West ladies, who have been seventh at that meet. Additionally in attendance are the boys groups from Northwood Excessive (4th at state) and De La Salle (sixth at state).

The meet additionally will see the boys from Smoky Hill Excessive Faculty in Colorado, one of many few states moreover California that swims this late into the season, make the meet a federal affair. Smoky Hill completed fifth on the Colorado Class 5A (huge faculty) state championship meet final 12 months.

Different notable groups in attendance:

  • Clovis West
  • Clovis North
  • Carondelet
  • De La Salle
  • Northwood
  • Granite Bay
  • Smoky Hill (CO) boys
  • Liberty Bakersfield
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Arroyo Grande

Among the many greatest matchups of the meet might be Northwood sophomore Andrew Maksymowski in opposition to Northwood junior Will Chen in an intrasquad battle that could be a state preview of kinds. Ultimately 12 months’s State Championship meet, Maksymowski was twelfth in 1:39.97, making him the highest-placing freshman within the subject, whereas Chen was 14th in 1:40.23.

With the graduations of the highest two finishers from final 12 months’s state meet, each swimmers are on the lookout for extra this season. Maksymowski swam 1:36.86 at a Closed Invitational in early March, whereas Chen has been as quick as 1:38.74.

Maksymowski can be the highest seed within the 100 again (50.51) whereas Chen is the highest seed within the 100 free (45.28).

A robust boys’ 100 breaststroke subject is led by prime seed Ryan Connole of Northwood, however lurking because the fifth seed is Smoky Hill senior Daniel Yi. Whereas he’s seeded with a 57.51, he was the Colorado state runner-up final season with a 54.86. He’s dedicated to Utah for the autumn.

On the ladies’ facet, Clovis West senior Hannah Marinovich and her sophomore sister Hailey Marinovich will headline the meet. Hannah, a Tennessee commit, was the California runner-up within the 100 breast final season and is seeded first at this meet within the 100 breast. She was already near her greatest time this season, going 1:01.43 on the Mt. SAC Winterfest Invite in mid-March.

Hannah is the #2 seed within the 200 IM (2:07.04) behind her sister Hailey, who’s the highest seed with a 2:06.42.

Different Notable Entrants:

  • Clovis West sophomore Audrey Hill is the highest seed within the 100 fly (54.29) and 50 free (23.82). She has been dropping time within the 100 fly by the fistful already this season: she entered the calendar 12 months with a greatest time of 58.30 from December 2022.
  • Clovis North freshman Rowyn Wilber is the highest seed in each the five hundred free (4:54.48) and 100 again (55.92).
  • Carondalet senior Natalie Aiken is the highest seed within the 100 free in 53.00. She leads the squad into this meet within the absence of her fellow senior Maddie O’Connell, who isn’t on the psych sheets for Carondelet however who would seemingly be the highest seed in each particular person occasions.
  • Ethan Linville, a sophomore from Clovis North, is the highest seed within the 500 free in 4:29.04 – a time he did on the Mt. SAC Winterfest meet two weeks in the past. That was a three-second drop on his earlier greatest time.
  • Jacob Zimmerman, a junior from Bakersfield – Liberty, is the highest seed within the 50 free in 21.22.

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