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Team Highlights 2003

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This year our women's team completed it's dual meets with a 6-2 record, and placed 3rd at Bay Valley Conference Championships (which includes the majority of the teams in Northern California). Nine members of our women's team--Amber Brenner, Lisa Brown (diver), Cheryl Canevari, Rachel Melick, Samantha Moore, Christin Newton, Ksenija Poljak, Amanda Richman (diver), and Heather van Hemert--qualified for and advanced to the State Championships in Pleasant Hill, CA and placed 5th in the state and ranked 6th nationally. Several team records were broken including: Heather van Hemert setting a new record in the 50 Free with a time of 24.55; van Hemert, Moore, Brenner, and Poljak setting a new record in the 800 Free Relay with a time of 8:10.34, and Melick, Newton, Poljak, and van Hemert setting a new record in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:52.35. Our men's team completed it's dual meets with a 5-3 reocrd, and placed fourth at the BVC Championship. Our male state qualifers were freshmen, Eric Gromala in both the breastroke events, and Ryan Jacobs in the butterfly. Gromala broke a school record time by swimming a 59.36 in the 100 Breastroke. Below is a list of some of our team's individual highlights, and we encourage you to navigate through the entire site to see the amazing performances achieved by the entire team this season.


Amber Brenner


All Conference 50 Butterfly, All American 50 & 100 Butterfly, 200/400 Free Relays, Member of the record breaking 800 Free Relay
Years Swimming: 2
State Championship Athlete: 50 Fly, 100 Fly

Lisa Brown


State Championship Athlete: 1 Meter Board
Years Diving: 1

Cheryl Canevari


State Championship Athlete: 400 Free Relay
Years Swimming: 2
Team Academic Award: COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
RELAY TEAM (as pictured): Canevari, Newton, Moore, Brenner

Rachel Melick


All American 50 Back, 100 Back Breast, and member of the record breaking 200 Medley Relay
Years Swimming: 2
State Championship Athlete: 50 Back, 100 Back, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay
Team Academic Award: COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE

Samantha Moore


All American 1650 Free, and member of the record breaking 800 Free Relay.
Years Swimming: 1
State Championship Athlete: 1650 Free, 200/400/800 Free Relays, 400 Medley Relay

Christin Newton


All American 50 Breast, and member of the record breaking 200 Medley Relay.
Years Swimming: 1
State Championship Athlete: 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200/400 Medley Relays, 400 Free Relay

Kensija Poljak


All Conference 200IM and 100 Butterfly
All American 50 Free, 50 Butterfly, 100 Butterfly, 200IM, and member of the record breaking 200 Medley and 800 Free Relays.

Years Swimming: 1
State Championship Athlete: 50 Free, 50 Butterfly, 100 Butterfly, 200/800 Free Relays, 200/400 Medley Relays
Team Award: MOST VALUABLE SWIMMER

Amanda Richman


State Championship Athlete: 3 Meter Board
Years Diving: 1

Heather van Hemert


All Conference 50 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free
All American 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free, 100 Back and member of the record breaking 200 Medley and 800 Free Relays.

Years Swimming: 1
State Championship Athlete: 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 200/800 Free Relays, 200/400 Medley Relays
Team Award: MOST VALUABLE SWIMMER

Eric Gromala


All Conference 100 Breastroke
All American 100 Breastroke, 200 Breastroke

Years Swimming: 1
State Championship Athlete: 50 Breastroke, 100 Breastroke

Ryan Jacobs


All American 200 Butterfly
Years Swimming: 1
State Championship Athlete: 100 Butterfly, 200 Butterfly

All American 200 Medley Relay
Record Breaking Relay: Poljak, van Hemert, Melick, Newton

All American 400 Medley Relay
van Hemert, Newton, Poljak, Moore

All American 200 Free Relay
Poljak, van Hemert, Melick, Newton

All American 800 Free Relay
Record Breaking Relay: Brenner, Ksenija, van Hemert, Moore


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Jill McCormick
jmccormick@santarosa.edu
Last updated on 8/03