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Bear Cubs Show Promise in Early Season

Team Captain, Ashley Simmons. Photo: Jessica Jensen, 3 Heart Photography
Team Captain, Ashley Simmons. Photo: Jessica Jensen, 3 Heart Photography

SRJC Women's Swim & Dive have opened their season building off of last years momentum. The team is led by sophomore captains Lila Clarkson and Ashley Simmons who have led the team in the sprint fly and breaststroke events respectively. Returning 2022 All Americans Ruby Gonzalez, Riley West, and Simmons have already posted some big wins this season. Gonzalez wins include: the 200 Free and the 200 Back at the Allan Hancock Dual, the 200 Free and 100 Back at the CCSF Invite, and the 200 Free at the Los Rios Invite. West won the 500 Free at the Hancock Dual, and Simmons has won the 100 Breast at the CCSF and the Los Rios Invites, and has won the 200 Breast at all three meets so far. 

Our sophomore leaders have been joined by freshmen stand outs Stella Clarkson and Stassi Holzhauser. Clarkson has won several individual events early this season including: the 200 Fly and the 1650 Free at the CCSF Invite. Holzhauzer has also posted some of top 10 times in the state by winning the following: the 400 IM and the 200 Fly at the Hancock dual, the 100/200 IMs the 500 Free, and the 100 Fly at the CCSF Invite, and the 500 Free, 200 IM, and the 100 Fly at the Los Rios Invite. 

SRJC also has two strong divers rounding out their roster this season as well. Returning sophonmore Emily Nightingale, and team captain, and freshman diver Maia Chase have both won boards and placed high at the Cubs opening meets.

Results from the Cubs early season meets can be seen here:

The Bear Cubs are prepping for their mid-season peak meet this week at the Cuesta College Invite in San Luis Obispo, March 10-11.