Members of the Westchester YMCA Orcas swim team put together numerous standout performances while representing their respective high schools this past swim season.
Representing Notre Dame High School in the Mission League, Keaton Henricksen qualified as an alternate for the finals in two individual events, the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter freestyle. His 4-by-100-meter freestyle relay team placed third in the finals.
Competing in the Sunshine League, Tucker Hopkins finished in third place in the 200 individual medley and second place in the 100 breaststroke. His 200-meter medley relay team placed second. Also competing in the Sunshine League, Megan LaRose and Sarah Tuggy took first place on the 200 medley relay team and qualified for CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) finals. Tessa LaRose’s 200 medley relay team earned third place.
In the individual events, Megan LaRose placed first in the 50-meter freestyle and 100 backstroke, an event in which she set the Sunshine League record. She qualified for CIF in both events. Tessa LaRose placed third in the 100 freestyle and fourth in the 100 breaststroke.
Sarah Tuggy came in second in the 200 individual medley with a personal best time and was second in the 100 breaststroke, qualifying for CIF in both events. At the CIF Division IV finals, the medley relay team of Tuggy and Megan and Tessa LaRose finished in ninth place with a season high 2:01.42. Megan LaRose finished in 16th place in the 100 backstroke, while Tuggy took eighth place in the 200 individual medley and was eighth in the 100 breaststroke.
Representing the Los Angeles School for Enriched Studies (LA CES) in the Western League, Zach Lew captured first place in the 50-yard freestyle and second in the 100-yard butterfly. Lew and Drew Hancock placed third in the 200 medley relay and third in the 200 freestyle relay, qualifying for the CIF finals.
Competing in the Bay League, Teresa Lincoln took second in the 200 individual medley and won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:10.11, qualifying for CIF in both events. Lincoln became the Bay League breaststroke champion for the third consecutive year.
Her medley relay team took fourth place in the 400-meter freestyle.
At the CIF Division II preliminaries, Lincoln earned the second alternate position for the 200 medley with a personal best of 2:15.98 and was second alternate for the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:09.99.