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CIF-SS Div. 1 Girls 400 Free Relay A-Final

2017 CIF - Southern Section Swimming Championships 

May 10 - 13, 2017
Riverside, CA
Riverside Aquatics Complex


The ladies from Santa Margarita High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA absolutely dominated the CIF Southern Section Division I meet -- winning with 461 points ahead of second place Tesoro's 221. To put the icing on the cake -- in the very last event of the meet, the 400 freestyle relay, they shattered the National Independent High School Record.​

Their time of 3:18.26 ​destroyed the previous record of 3:20.03 set by Crean Lutheran in 2015. Carmel (IN) still holds the overall national mark for private and public schools with a 3:15.38 from 2015.

​Comparative Splits
Santa Margarita (2017)Crean Lutheran (2015)
Ella Ristic (FR): 49.83Ella Eastin (SR): 49.19
Mackenzie Degn (SO): 50.08Tianna Jorgenson (JR): 51.35
Anicka Delgado (FR): 49.64Emily Eastin (JR): 50.01
Samantha Shelton (JR): 48.71Elise Garcia (FR): 49.48
If you notice, Santa Margarita is returning their entire relay and will have a crack at Carmel's ultra-impressive 3:15.38 next year.

​Carmel's Splits

Veronica Burchill (48.48)
Claire Adams (48.68)
Kendall Smith (50.52)
Amy Bilquist (47.70)


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