Arroyo Grande's Stevens sets section swimming record in 100 breatstroke

sports@thetribunenews.comMay 11, 2013 

Zach Stevens of the Arroyo Grande High boys swim team broke his own CIF-Southern Section Division 2 record when he won the 100-meter breaststroke at the finals Saturday in Riverside.

Arroyo Grande placed third as a team, the highest the team has ever placed. Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga won the team title, and Crescenta Valley finished second.

Stevens won the race in 55.15 seconds, breaking the record he set in qualifying Friday and becoming the first individual section champion in school history.

He also placed sixth in the 200 individual medley in 1:54.09, a school record.

Stevens was also a member of two school record-setting relay teams. The Eagles’ 200 medley relay team of Stevens, Hissam El-Effendi, David Malouf and Tyler Gamble placed fifth in 1:37.97, and the 200 freestyle relay team of Stevens, Gamble, El-Effendi and Zach Georgii finished sixth in 1:27.90.

Gamble placed seventh in the 50 freestyle in 21.92, and El-Effendi placed 10th in the 100 freestyle in 47.94.

On the girls side, Corryn Haynes placed fifth and set a school record in the 100 backstroke in 58.42.
The San Luis Obispo boys placed seventh overall.

Nolan Newland placed third in the 500 freestyle in 4:33.31 and fourth in the 200 freestyle in 1:40.23.

Newland was on the school record-setting 400 free relay team that finished in 3:11.48, and the 200 medley relay team that finished eighth in 1:38.83.

Ryley Washbish set a personal record when he placed 13th in the 100 freestyle in 49.02.

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