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Men's Swimming Qualifies 7 Athletes and All Relays to State Finals

Freshman Jesse Schmidt finished 2nd in both the 400 IM and the 200 Breast at the Big 8 Championships.  Photo:  Curt Fargo
Freshman Jesse Schmidt finished 2nd in both the 400 IM and the 200 Breast at the Big 8 Championships. Photo: Curt Fargo

SRJC Men's Swimming had an impressive showing at the Big 8 Conference Championships last weekend in Sacramento.  Finishing fourth overall right behind rival American River, the Cubs look poised to have a top 10 finish again at the CCCAA State Championships next week at East LA College. 

SRJC had numerous athletes advance to the Big 8 finals including sophomore, captain, Ben Crabb who was the Big 8 Champion in the 400 IM with a time of 4:09.21.  Crabb also took 2nd in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 200 Back as well, posting state qualifying times in all three events. Freshman sensation Jesse Schmidt also ranked high finishing 4th in the 200 IM and taking 2nd in both the 400 IM (behind Crabb, for an SRJC 1,2 finish) and the 200 Breast.

Seven Bear Cubs qualified as individuals for the State Meet including:

The SRJC men also qualified for all five relays as well including the:  200 Free, 400 Medley, 200 Medley, 800 Free, and the 400 Free.  Competition for the 2015 CCCAA State Meet begins Thursday 4/30 at 9:30am.

Big 8 Conference Complete Results

SRJC's Top Event Finishers

DAY 1

200 Free Relay-4th, Jesse Schmidt, Will Hardman, Omar Saldivar, Brandon Miguel, 1:26.89; 500 Free-5th, Brandon Miguel, 4:46.16; 200 IM-2nd, Ben Crabb, 1:55.19; 50 Free-11th, Will Hardman, 22.17; 400 Medley Relay-4th, Crabb, Bowen Brooks, Sladivar, Tom Franicevich, 3:31.21

DAY 2

200 Medley Relay-3rd, Crabb, Brooks, Saldivar, Franicevich, 1:35.86; 400IM-BIG 8 CHAMPION, Ben Crabb, 4:09.21; 100 Fly-7th, Omar Saldivar, 52.96; 200 Free-6th, Tom Franicevich, 1:45.17; 100 Breast-3rd, Bowen Brooks, 59.11; 100 Back-9th, Will Hardman, 57.72; 800 Free Relay-4th, Franicevich, Crabb, Miguel, Schmidt, 7:02.73

DAY 3

1650 Free-4th, Brandon Miguel, 16:58.46 ; 200 Back-3rd, Ben Crabb, 1:53.07; 100 Free-6th, Tom Franicevich, 47.46; 200 Breast-2nd, Jesse Schimdt, 2:09.91; 200 Fly-4th, Omar Saldivar, 1:58.24; 400 Free Relay-4th, Franicevich, Hardman, Schmidt, Crabb, 3:10.34