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CHS swimming has strong showing in CIF south meet

 CHS swimming

Claremont did very well in the CIF South meet this last weekend competing against 65 schools in division two.

Senior Sophie Jackson was the Pack’s star, receiving a second place in the 100 fly at 55.36, and fourth place in the 50 freestyle at 23.85. Her brother, senior Toby Jackson, placed 15th in the 200 freestyle at 1:45.60, and 17th in 100 fly at 51.81.

In the girls 200 free relay Claremont’s sophomore Sydney Struve, junior Alisa Shklyarova, junior Natalya Strash, and sophomore Charlotte Poliquin, took 17th place at 1:45.36.

CHS track and field

Two Claremont athletes have qualified to compete in the CIF finals this weekend at El Camino College.

Senior Ryan Cowgill placed second in his heat and fourth overall in the 1600 meters. His race against the first place runner was so tight, they were given the same time of 4:16 and the winner had to be determined using footage from the finish line camera.

Senior Kalinda Reynolds also advanced with her eighth place finish in the 3200 meters with a time of 11:02.

Webb baseball

The Webb Schools baseball team lost their second round CIF Southern Section playoff  game to Costa Mesa, 10-1. The Gauls played a strong game with the exception of the fourth inning, when they gave up seven runs.

The highlight of the game for Webb was a home run robbing jumping catch by senior outfielder JJ Cunningham.

“The result was not what we were hoping for yesterday, but JJ Cunningham made the best play I have ever seen in a high school baseball game,” Director of Athletics Steve Wishek declared.

The boys end the season with an Academy League pennant, a perfect 9-0 league record and a 16-5 overall record.

Webb softball

The Gauls lost a heartbreaker to San Jacinto Valley Academy, 5-4, in the second round of the CIF tournament on Tuesday.

Webb scored the game’s first run, but the Wolves came back, scoring two runs in the fourth and fifth innings to go ahead 4-1. The Guals tied the score in the seventh, but San Jacinto got the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

The girls end their season with a 10-1 league record, 14-3 overall and an Academy League title.

Webb boys volleyball

The boys lost a very tight playoff game to Garey, 3-2, on Monday. The first two sets went to the Gauls, 30-28 and 25-14, but the Vikings came back, winning the next two, 25-23 and 25-19. Garey then took the tiebreaker, 15-11.

The Gauls end up with an Academy League title with a 5-1 league record, 16-6 overall.