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Bear Cubs Primed for Championships

Lila Clarkson, Photo Guy Mohr
Lila Clarkson, Photo Guy Mohr

SRJC Women's Swimming & Diving wrapped up their regular season meets this weekend doubling down with the ARC Sprint Meet on Friday and the Chabot Invite on Saturday.

The Cubs have been steadily building momentum after their strong performance during first annual Bobby Miyashiro Prelims/Finals Invite which SRJC hosted March 23-25.  At that meet the women set many personal and season bests.  Highlights included: freshman Stanislava Holzhauzer sweeping her events 200 IM (2:14.34), 400 IM (4:43.00) and setting a NEW SCHOOL RECORD in the 200 Fly (2:09.03); Sophomore All American Ruby Gonzalez also swept her events as well 50 Free (24.65), 200 Free (1:57.06), and the 200 Back (2:11.55); Stella Clarkson taking second in both the distance free events including the 500 (5:34.43) and the Mile (18:52.77); and team co-captain Ashley Simmons taking 2nd in the 200 Breast (2:31.23) and 3rd in the 100 Breast (1:10.67).  The SRJC women all swept all five of the relays at this meet posting some of the top times in the state so far this season. 

At the Hawk Invite March 31-April 1, the Cubs relays stepped it up as well. Team co-captian Lila Clarkson took 2nd in the 50 Fly (29.62); Gonzalez won both the 100 (53.26) and 200 (2:00.39) Frees; Simmons took 2nd in the 200 Breast (2:41.99); and our divers Maia Chase and Emily Nightingale took 1st and 7th on the 1M board and 2nd and 5th on the 3M respectively. 

At the ARC Sprint Meet April 7, Holzhauzer and Gonzalez continued to lead the way with outstanding overall performances.  Holzhauser was crowned the overall women's penthalon winner finishing 3rd in the 50 Free (25.65), 1st in the 200 IM (2:18.24), 1st in the 100 Fly (1:01.95), 2nd in the 100 Back (1:03.99), and 4th in the 100 Breast (1:15.26).  And Gonzalez defended her 2022 50 Free Shoot-Out Title going undefeated through four rounds posting times of 24.64, 24.69, 24.59, and 24.91. 

And finally, the Cubs completed their regular season at the Chabot Invite in Hayward on April 8.  SRJC had a strong final pre-season tune up meet winning the following events:

  • 100 & 200 Breast, Simmons
  • 500 Free & 200 IM, Holzhauser
  • 100 Fly, S. Clarkson

The SRJC women now enter the championship part of their season looking forward to the Big 8 Swimming Championships on April 20-22 at Delta College, and the 3C2A State Swimming Championships May 4-6 at East LA College.