M-A Swimming Narrowly Defeated by the Burlingame Panthers
May 8, 2014
Last Thursday the Bears traveled to Burlingame to compete agains the Panthers in the last dual meet of the season. The Panthers defeated both the varsity boys and girls teams; however, the junior varsity (JV) boys and girls teams easily defeated Burlingame.
The varsity girls trailed behind Burlingame 94-76 while the JV girls maintained a strong lead of 134-52. The varsity boys lost 103-67, while the JV boys won 111-75.
Varsity senior Sierra Sheeper qualified for CCS in the 50 and 100 freestyle, and varsity sophomore Emma Kaufman as well qualified in the 100 breaststroke. Additionally, varsity junior Zach Goland qualified for CCS in the 200 freestyle.
Senior Maddie Pont has proved to be a valuable asset to the team by qualifying for CCS in six different events. “I thought the entire team did a good job on relays,” she said, “but I hope all four teams can win PAL [Pacific Athletic League] Finals.” Last year both the JV teams and varsity girls won while the varsity boys placed second. The team hopes to replicate these results, if not win all four categories.
Yesterday and today, the Bears competed in the PAL Trials and will enter the PAL Finals on Saturday, May 10. The Bears have strong team records going into League Finals; varsity boys are 4-2, varsity girls are 5-1, and JV boys and girls are 6-0.