High School Sports

Arroyo Grande High School’s boys relay swim team places 7th at CIF state finals

Arroyo Grande High School’s boys 400-yard freestyle relay team, the school’s first to swim in a state final, finished seventh on the final day of the CIF-State Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday in Clovis.

The team of Jack Alexander, Trent Schachter, Chris Dichmann and James Hazel turned in a time of 3:09.27, culminating what head coach Russell Peterson called an “incredible finish to a fantastic season.”

Schachter also won the consolation finals in the 100 fly with a time of 50.13. Overall, Arroyo Grande placed 21st out of the 200 schools that participated in the meet.

Also at the state finals, San Luis Obispo’s Galen Penvenne moved up two spots from Saturday’s preliminaries, finishing 13th in the 100 free finals with a time of 46.25.

“He made it back after preliminaries yesterday, and that was all positive,” San Luis Obispo head coach Rick Ernstrom said. “It’s a very good end to the season. The kids swam well at CIF. They had a great league season. I couldn’t be much happier.”