Saturday, February 2, the Crush men's and women's swim and dive teams competed at the Norcal Relay Invitational in Santa Rosa, hosted by Santa Rosa Junior College. This meet featured a very atypical format, offering ONLY relay events, including relays that are not part of the CCCAA state meet lineup, the 300 backstroke relay and the 400 individual medley relay.
This was a great opportunity to gain some racing experience as well as observe abilities of all the new athletes to the team and, although not scored, it was attended by some of the traditionally best teams in CCCAA competition: Sierra College (Rocklin), American River College (Sacramento), Las Positas College (Livermore), Alan Hancock (Santa Maria), Consumnes River (Sacramento), and the hosts, Santa Rosa Junior College.
For the women's team, a mixture of freshmen and sophomores provided quite a few top 4 finishes, highlighted by the women's 150 yard (3x50 breastroke) relay which finished in 2nd place, consisting of all first year team members, Helen Harris (Clovis North HS), Samantha Rockey (Yosemite HS), and Anika Schneider (Sanger HS).
The next contest for the Crush Swim and Dive teams will come next week, on Friday, February 8 in Visalia at the College of Sequoia Kick-Off Classic, featuring CVC rivals Fresno City College, Merced College, and hosts College of Sequoia's.