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Women's Swimming led by freshman backstroker at Big 8 Conference Championships

Sophomore sprinter, Mary Khattar, 3rd 50 Free (photo: Taylor Sargis)
Sophomore sprinter, Mary Khattar, 3rd 50 Free (photo: Taylor Sargis)

The SRJC women were led by standout freshman backstroker Katie Morrision and four veteran swimmers Reilly Clarkson, Molly Daivs, Mary Khattar, and Alex Langley at the Big 8 Conference Championships last weekend at Diablo Valley College. 

Morrison proved herself to be one of the best sub-minute backstrokers in the state finishing 3rd in the 100, 2nd in the 200, and fifth overall in the 50 free.  Sophomore teammates Langley (2nd-100 Breast, 3rd-200 Breast) and Khattar (3rd-50 Free) also had top 3 finishes in their events as well. Team captain Reilly Clarkson had three 6th place finishes in the 200 and 400 IM and the 200 Back.  SRJC showed their strength in the backstroke with three top 8 finishes in the 200 from Morrison, Clarkson, and Davis. Davis also demonstrated her stamina on day 3 pulling a nasty double competing in both the Mile (4th), and the 200 Back (8th). 

These five women will represent SRJC at the State Championship Meet next week May 2-4, at De Anza College in Cupertino, having qualified in all of their individual events and all five relays. 

Final Team Scores:  1. Sierra 784 2. Diablo Valley 584 3. Delta 581 4. American River 497 5. Santa Rosa 391 6. Sac City 174 7. Modesto 154 8. Consumnes River 136

Top SRJC Event Finishers:  200 Free Relay-3rd, Khattar, Davis, Morrison, Clarkson, 1:40.12; 500 Free-7th, Molly Davis, 5:29.27; 200 IM-6th, Reilly Clarkson, 2:18.19; 50 Free-3rd, Mary Khattar, 24.91; 400 Medley Relay-5th, Morrison, Langley, Clarkson, Davis, 4:14.61; 200 Medley Relay-3rd, Morrison, Langley, Khattar, Davis, 1:51.17; 400 IM-6th, Reilly Clarkson, 4:55.12; 100 Fly-6th, Mary Khattar, 1:01.37; 200 Free-12th, Bethany Wood, 2:14.62; 100 Breast-2nd, Alex Langley, 1:10.36; 100 Back-3rd, Katie Morrison, 59.78; 800 Free Relay-5th, Morrison, Davis, Clarkson, Khattar, 8:15.72; 1650 Free-4th, Molly Davis, 19:12.43; 200 Back-2nd, Katie Morrison, 2:11.42; 100 Free-6th, Mary Khattar, 56.13; 200 Breast-3rd, Alex Langley, 2:32.88; 200 Fly-9th, Natalie Stavn, 2:34.33; 400 Free Relay-5th, Khattar, Clarkson, Langley, Wood, 3:56.62

Big 8 Conference Complete Results