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Men's Swimming wins nearly half of the events at Riverside City Invitational

Sophomore Julian Schiano Dicola was a double event winner in the 500 Free and 400 IM at the RCC Invite. (Photo: Debi Pettit)
Sophomore Julian Schiano Dicola was a double event winner in the 500 Free and 400 IM at the RCC Invite. (Photo: Debi Pettit)

The SRJC men won nearly half of the events offered and finished a close second to Riverside at the RCC Invite last weekend. This was an important mid-season meet for the Cubs and both returning and freshman athletes hit many season and personal bests with a strong overall team performance. 

Sophomore Mark Sidorenko led the team sweeping his individual events (50 Free, 100 Fly, and 100 Free) as well as being a member of the Cubs winning 200 Free and 200 Medley relays. Sophomore Julian Schiano Dicola also won two of his three events including the 500 Free and the 400 IM.  Freshman Cameron Flood had a break out swim with his winning time of 17:12.15 in the mile as well. 

SRJC demonstrated some overall roster depth with one-two finishes in the 500 Free (Schiano Dicola and Cameron Flood), 50 Free (Sidorenko and Jack McCormick), and 100 Fly (Sidorenko and McCormick). Other top eight finishes included:  Chadwick Leung (3rd), John Madden (4th), Matthew Hayes (5th), and Charlie Barrett (6th) in the 200 IM; Hayes (4th), Madden(5th), and Leung (6th) in the 400 IM; Flood (3rd) in the 200 Free; Nate English (2nd) in the 100 Breast; McCormick (3rd) and Schiano Dicola (4th) in the 100 Free; Hayes (3rd) and Barrett (4th) in the 200 Back; Leung (2nd), Madden (5th), Owen Neufeld (6th), and Santino Siragusa (8th) in the 200 Fly; and English (2nd) and Charles Caldwell (4th) in the 200 Breast.

SRJC will host their next meet this Saturday, March 16th.  They will compete against Las Positas and Sierra College at 10:00am and then swim against the Alumni at 4pm. 

Final Team Scores: 1. Riverside 846 2.  Santa Rosa 837 3. Grossmont 503 4. El Camino 395 5. Merced 308 6. Palomar 298 7. Chaffey 239 8. San Diego Mesa 207 9. Citrus 71 10. Southwestern 28

Top SRJC Event Finishers:  200 Free Relay-1st, Jack McCormick, Chadwick Leung, Julian Schiano Dicola, Mark Sidorenko, 1:25.42; 500 Free-1st, Schiano Dicola, 4:51.30; 200 IM-3rd, Leung, 2:00.15; 50 Free-1st, Sidorenko, 21.21; 800 Free Relay-2nd, Schiano Dicola, McCormick, Cameron Flood, Sidorenko, 7:20.16; 1M Diving-7th, 91.85pts; 200 Medley Relay-1st, Leung, Nate English, Sidorenko, McCormick, 1:38.22; 400 IM-1st, Schiano Dicola, 4:22.23; 100 Fly-1st, Sidorenko, 51.15; 200 Free-3rd, Flood, 1:48.06; 100 Breast-2nd, English, 1:03.80; 400 Free Relay-2nd, Schiano Dicola, Flood, John Madden, Matthew Hayes, 3:19.43; 1650 Free-1st, Flood, 17:12.15; 100 Free-1st, Sidorenko, 45.63; 200 Back-3rd, Hayes, 2:01.89; 200 Fly-2nd, Leung, 1:59.60; 200 Breast-2nd, English, 2:18.95; 400 Medley Relay-2nd, Leung, English, McCormick, Sidorenko, 3:37.94