Prep Roundup: San Luis Obispo’s Newland sets PAC 7 record in 100 free

sports@thetribunenews.comApril 27, 2013 

San Luis Obispo High’s Nolan Newland qualified in both the 100-yard backstroke and 100 freestyle, earning two CIF automatic qualifying times for the Tigers’ boys swimming team at the PAC 7 preliminaries Saturday. 

Newland broke the league record in the 100 freestyle, formerly held by the Tigers’ Alan Peterson, with a time of 47.56 seconds to finish first. He also finished first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.91.

Evan Holtz also qualified in first for San Luis Obispo, finishing the 500 freestyle in 4:55.66. In the 100 butterfly, Graham Johnson placed first with a time of 54.00.

Arroyo Grande’s Zach Stevens was the top qualifier in the 200 individual medley, in 2:00.56, and the 100 breaststroke (57.10).

Also for Arroyo Grande, Brock Johnson was a finalist in the 200 freestyle (1:51.15) and the 500 freestyle (5.04.98), and Hissam El-Effendi qualified in the 200 freestyle (1:50.29) and the 100 backstroke (58.48) for the Eagles.

Arroyo Grande’s Tyler Gamble qualified in the 50 freestyle (22.55) and the 100 freestyle (50.53).

Los Padres League preliminaries

Katie White qualified as the top seed in the 100 butterfly in 1:05.59 and second in the 50 freestyle (27.32) for the Morro Bay girls. 

Also for the Pirates, Torie White finished first in the 100 freestyle in 58.06 and second in the 200 freestyle (2:11.03).

Olivia MacDonald placed third in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:09.13.


LPL preliminaries

Morro Bay’s Allie Sulaitis was the top qualifier in the girls 800 in 2:21.51 and the 1,600 in 5:17.87. 

Teammate Tess Volkov qualified first in the 400 (1:01.57).

Damen Davies qualified first in the boys 200 (23.29), second in the 100 (11.36) and third in the 400 (53.08) for the Pirates.

Austin Lay qualified first in the 800 (2:03.09) and second in the 1,600 (4.36.18) for Morro Bay.

Templeton’s Veronica Russell qualified in both the girls 800 and the 1,600. She placed third in the 800 (2:25) and third in the 1,600 with a time of 5:32. Kirsten Purcell qualified fourth in the 400 (1:02.39).

On the boys side for Templeton, Allen Kroger finished first in the 400 with a time of 51.6, and Matt Arace finished sixth in the 100 (11.6).


Mission Prep 10, Tranquility 0, 5 innings; Mission Prep 10, Tranquility 0, 5 innings

The Royals scored in bunches against Tranquility.

In the first game, George Hindmarsh went 2 for 2 with an RBI and a double, and Connor Fox went 2 for 2 with an RBI. 

Mark Marsden pitched five innings, gave up two hits and had five strikeouts.

In Mission Prep’s second game, the Royals scored seven runs in the fourth to upend Tranquility. 

Billy Donner went 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI, and Josh Balaban got the win for Mission Prep (11-4). He pitched two innings and had two strikeouts and one walk.

Mission Prep also beat Orcutt Academy 13-4 on Friday.

Dunn 13, Coast Union 3

Grant Magnuson went 3 for 4, Emine Godines went 2 for 4, but the Broncos fell to Dunn.

Magnuson also pitched the final two innings, striking out four.


Arroyo Grande at Crescenta Tournament

The Eagles finished third after defeating San Marcos 25-20, 25-28 and Heritage Christian 25-23, 21-25, 15-10, and losing to Thousand Oaks 17-25, 21-25.

Jack Empey led Arroyo Grande in assists and was named to the all-tournament team.

Eagles coach Laurel Allen also praised the offensive play of Chandler Mankins, Wyatt Bishop and Ian Fillerup.


Oaks Christian Invitational

Paso Robles’ Grant Britton won the boys meet with a personal best 482.15 points on 11 dives.

Keenan Harrison was sixth with a personal best 364.15 points for Paso Robles.

The Bearcats’ Amanda Gritzfeld took second on the girls side with a personal best 453 points. 


Coast Union 13, Coastal Christian 0

The Broncos improved to 11-4 and 7-0 in the Coast Valley League with the Friday win.

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