The San Marino High School varsity boys’ swimming team shone in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 Championships at the Riverside Aquatics Complex last Saturday, tying Murrieta Valley for sixth place with 145 points.
Rio Hondo League rival La Cañada took home the crown with 336 points.
Tristan Lin led the Titans by winning the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1 minute, 48.72 seconds, qualifying him for state competition.
Lin was also part of the 200 medley relay team that placed sixth and qualified for state with a time of 1:35.82. The group also included Maxwell Lin, Justin Chan and Kurtis Tsai. The quartet also competed in the 400 freestyle relay and finished in 3:10.21 for eighth place.
Maxwell Lin competed in the 100 free and placed sixth with a time of 46.43. Tsai competed in two finals races, placing eighth in the 100 backstroke (53.15 seconds) and 12th in the 200 IM (1:55.29).
The San Marino girls’ swimming team, which won the Rio Hondo League title, competed in nine finals events and tallied 81 points, placing the Titans 14th in the team standings.
Kali Villaluna led the pack, placing seventh in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.36 and 18th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.52.
Villaluna teamed up with Sophia Yao, Dora Chang and Sabrina Wang to compete in the 200 medley relay. The SMHS swimmers posted a time of 1:50.53, which was good for seventh place. They also swam in the 400 free relay and finished eighth with a time of 3:36.52.
Dora Chang posted a time of 2:12.99 in the 200 individual medley and placed 14th. She was 16th in the 100 backstroke and finished in 1:00.01, which was good for 16th place.
Blake Pak finished the 100 backstroke in 1:00.28 for 17th place and was 18th in the 100 butterfly (1:00.44). Sabrina Wang also contributed an 18th-place finish after posting a time of 25.18 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle.
Tristan and Maxwell Lin, Kurtis Tsai and Justin Chan earned a spot in the CIF State Championships. The boys will compete this Saturday, May 11, at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.