Men's Swimming & Diving

Swimming & Diving: Rio Hondo Men 7th, Women 8th at SCC Finals

Swimming & Diving: Rio Hondo Men 7th, Women 8th at SCC Finals

The Rio Hondo College men's and women's swimming & diving teams finished in seventh and eighth place respectively at the 2016 South Coast Conference Championships at Cerritos College this past weekend. The Roadrunner men totaled 285 points, just four points back of sixth-place Pasadena at 289 points while the Rio Hondo women combined for 237 points.

Leading the RHC men was Jeremy Foster. He had Rio Hondo's best finish, taking second place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:45.00. He was also third in the 500 freestyle at 4:49.00 and fourth in the 100 freestyle, clocking in at 48.51.

Foster will be Rio Hondo's lone representative at the CCCAA State Championships on May 5-7 at East Los Angeles College as he qualified in the 200 and 500 freestyle events.

On the women's side, Erica Valdez led the Roadrunners with three top-10 finishes. She was fourth in both the 400-yard IM (5:17.34) and 200-yard butterfly (2:28.78). Valdez was also eighth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:30.67.

Complete results for Rio Hondo at the SCC Championships are below:

Men
Jeremy Foster
100 Free – 4th place (48.51)
200 Free – 2nd place (1:45.00) Qualifies for State Championships
500 Free – 3rd place (4:45.59 in prelims, 4:49.00 in Finals) Qualifies for State Championships

Sergei Alekseev
50 Free – 6th place (22.46)
100 Free – 5th place (48.56)
200 Free – 7th place (1:49.67)

Elyas Yepez
200 IM – 4th place (2:04.57)
400 IM – 4th place (4:30.04)
100 Free – 8th place (49.98) 

Anthony Najar
100 Back – 8th place (1:05.20) 

Abel Aguilar
100 Back – 14th place (1:12.02) 

Asatur Marzvanyan
1650 Free – 10th place (21:11.71)

200 Free Relay - 5th place (1:30.47)
800 Free Relay - 3rd place (7:31.48)
400 Free Relay - 4th place (3:17.94)

Women
Sarah Aguayo
500 Free – 10th place (5:52.59)
200 Free – 8th place (2:11.67) 

Erica Valdez
200 IM – 8th place (2:30.67)
400 IM – 4th place (5:17.34)
200 Fly – 4th place (2:28.78) 

Gabby Loera
400 IM – 16th place (6:50.56)
100 Fly – 14th place (1:23.03)
200 Fly – 11th place (3:05.20) 

Rebecca Jara
100 Fly – 15th place (1:14.11)
200 Fly – 15th place (3:20.74) 

Katelyn Luna
100 Breast – 13th place (1:22.44)
200 Breast – 10th place (2:56.07) 

Emily Mena
100 Back – 10th place (1:15.63)
100 Free – 12th place (1:00.63) 

Eveline Quiroz
100 Back – 15th place (1:23.16)
1650 Free – 15th place (25:15.91) 

Stacey Quiorz
1650 Free – 11th place (21:51.41)
200 Back – 12th place (2:44.38) 

Natasha Lizarraga
1650 Free – 14th place (25:11.27) 

Whitney Perez
400 IM – 14th place (6:13.47)
200 Back – 14th place (2:50.97) 

Molly Shea
200 Breast – 16th place (3:07.06) 

400 Free Relay - 5th place (4:05.58)