Piedmont swimming and diving beats Encinal, Alameda

Simon Lins

Piedmont High School’s swimming team swept Encinal and Alameda on April 6, with both the boys and girls teams prevailing in a West Alameda County Conference matchup at Encinal.

The Highlander boys defeated Alameda, 90-78. They beat Encinal, 86-75. The girls downed the Hornets, 93-71, and the Jets, 100-64.

The boys relay team of Simon Lins, Tom Rolefson, Dima Secor, and Nik Costello won the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays. The former in one minute, 32.78 secondsĀ and the latter in 3:32.21. Lins also won the 100 freestyle in 49.56 and the 100 backstroke in 55.30.

Evan Byun won the 500 freestyle in 5:29.23 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.69.

Rolefson won the 50 freestyle in 23.19 and finished third in the 100 freestyle in 52.20. Secor was second in both the 200 individual medley (2:11.68) and 100 butterfly (58.36).

Costello was second in the 200 freestyle (1:59.90) and third in the 100 butterfly (1:02.65).

The girls team of Taylor Rolefson, Josie Oesterer, Sonja ten Grotenhuis, and Sydney Olson won the 200 freestyle (1:46.36) and 400 freestyle (3:55.24) relays. Taylor Rolefson swept the 200 freestyle (2:03.24) and 100 freestyle (56.67).

Oesterer took the 200 individual medley in 2:20.77 and the 100 backstroke in 1:00.42. Ten Grotenhuis was second in the 100 butterfly in 1:10.82 and the same in the 100 backstroke in 1:06.90.

Tyler Dacanay was second in both the 200 individual medley (2:37.24) andĀ 500 freestyle (6:23.41). Abigail Jacoby was second in both the 50 freestyle (26.48) and 100 breaststroke (1:15.06). Olsen was second in the 100 freestyle in 59.34 and third in the 50 freestyle in 27.23.

Nina Schwab

On March 30, Piedmont’s Nina Schwab took first place in diving at a meet at Berkeley. Schwab scored 243.65 to win against Alameda, Berkeley, and Encinal.

Piedmont will next face Castro Valley on April 14 in a rescheduled meet.

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