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Men's Swimming: Top 5 Finish at State Championship Meet

The relay team of Leung, McCormick, Sidorenko, and Schiano Dicola swam one of the fastest times in school history in the 400 Free finishing 4th in the finals at the state meet.
The relay team of Leung, McCormick, Sidorenko, and Schiano Dicola swam one of the fastest times in school history in the 400 Free finishing 4th in the finals at the state meet.

The SRJC men's team battled hard in one of the deepest and fastest fields in CA community college swimming history to claim a top 5 team finish at the 2019 State Meet. The team was led by sophomore sprinter Mark Sidorenko who finished 4th in both the 100 Fly and 100 Free, and 12th in the 50 Free; and freshmen Cameron Flood who had two top 8 finishes as well finishing 8th in the 500 Free, and 3rd in the mile.  

Other standout performances came from Jack McCormick who swam a 20.96 in the lead-off of SRJC's 200 Free relay, and finaled in all three of his events (50 Free, 100 Fly, and 100 Free); from Julian Schiano Dicola who also finaled in his events (500 Free, 400 IM, and 100 Free), and John Madden who rose to the occasion competing in some of the most grueling events offered including the 200 IM (11th), 400 IM (7th), 200 Fly (15th) and anchoring the 800 Free relay with a personal best 200 Free time of 1:46.06. The Bear Cubs also had three top 8 relay finishes including the 200 Free (5th), 800 Free (5th), and they closed the meet with one of the fastest times in school history in the 400 Free relay with a time of 3:07.26 (McCormick 47.05, Leung 47.93, Schiano Dicola 46.94, Sidorenko 45.34).

Final Team Scores (top 10 only):  1. Sierra 528 2. Diablo Valley 500 3. Mt. Sac 319 4. Riverside 247 5. SANTA ROSA 226 6. Las Positas 215 7. Santa Monica 197 8. Grossmont 182 9. Ventura 129 10. Merced 128 - Link to complete team ranks:  https://www.swimphone.com/meets/club_scores.cfm?smid=11373

SRJC Event Finalists:  200 Free Relay-5th, McCormick, Sidorenko, Schiano Dicola, Leung, 1:24.41; 500 Free-8th, Cameron Flood, 4:48.11 and 11th, Julian Schiano Dicola 4:49.87; 200 IM-11th, John Madden, 1:57.14; 50 Free-7th, Jack McCormick, 21.12 and 12th, Mark Sidorenko, 21.39; 400 Medley Relay-12th, Leung, English, Sidorenko, Schiano Dicola, 3:36.97; 200 Medley Relay-12th, Leung, English, Sidorenko, McCormick, 1:38.01; 400 IM-7th, John Madden, 4:13.05, and 13th, Matthew Hayes, 4:20.90, and Julian Schiano Dicola, 4:21.48; 100 Fly-4th, Mark Sidorenko, 50.27, and 14th, Jack McCormick, 52.27; 800 Free Relay-5th, Schiano Dicola, McCormick, Flood, Madden, 7:05.18; 1650 Free-3rd, Cameron Flood, 16:31.82; 200 Back-14th, Matthew Hayes, 2:00.07; 100 Free-4th, Mark Sidorenko, 45.72, and 13th, Julian Schiano Dicola 47.12, and 15th, Jack McCormick, 47.28; 200 Fly-15th, John Madden, 2:06.03, and 16th, Chadwick Leung, 2:09.01; 400 Free Relay-4th, McCormick, Sidorenko, Schiano Dicola, Leung, 3:07.26