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Men's Swimming roster is deep and full of potential

Sophomore Owen Neufeld.
Sophomore Owen Neufeld. Photography: Abraham Fuentes, The Oak Leaf

After finishing just two points shy of a top 10 finish at the CCCAA State Swimming & Diving Championships last year, SRJC men's swimming is poised to improve on that in 2019 with a deep roster of experienced sophomores backed by a strong freshmen class. 

The Cubs opened at home with a convincing, dual meet win over Clovis College (75-23) on February 1st. Double event winners included freshman John Madden in the 200 IM and the 200 Back, and sophomore Mark Sidorenko in the 50 and 100 Freestyle.  Sidorenko was also a member of both SRJC's winning relays. Other SRJC event winners included: 400 Medley Relay- Matthew Hayes (back), Chadwick Leung (breast), Jack McCormick (fly), Mark Sidorenko (free), 3:50.81; 200 Free-SRJC, Julian Schiano Dicola, 1:51.11; 50 Free-Sidorenko, 22.06; 200 IM-John Madden, 2:09.36; 200 Fly-Leung, 2:10.23; 100 Free-Sidorenko, 49.85; 200 Back-Madden, 2:14.09; 200 Breast- Charles Caldwell, 2:45.32; and 400 Free Relay-McCormick, Schiano Dicola, Cameron Flood, Sidorenko, 3:21.22.

That same weekend, SRJC hosted the NorCal Relays meet and finished second to Big 8 conference rival Sierra College.  At that meet the team of Schiano Dicola, Flood, McCormick, and Leung, won the 800 Free Relay with a time of 7:30.99.  The Cubs also won the 200 Medley-Leung, Nate English, Sidorenko, McCormick, 1:41.97; and the 400 IM Relay-Schiano DiCola, Madden, Hayes, Leung, 3:55.04.

In their final meet in February, SRJC traveled to compete in the Sacramento City Invitational.  The Cubs again finished 2nd out of eight teams. Highlights included wins by Sidorenko in the 50 Free, 21.86 and the 100 Fly, 53.37; and second place finishes by Schiano Dicola in the 400 IM, 4:35.95; Leung in the 200 IM, 2:04.52; Madden in the 200 Fly, 2:09.74; and Flood in the 500 Free, 4:58.66.

SRJC men's swimming head to Riverside to compete in the RCC Invitational this weekend.