Kubick makes splash at section finals
LODI — Dylan Kubick ended his high school swimming career with second place finishes and All-American status at the Sac-Joaquin Section swimming and diving finals at the Tokay High pool on Saturday.
The Oak Ridge senior took second place in the 200 intermediate medley with a time of 1:52.14 that earned him an automatic All-American honors. In addition, he broke the school record in the event in which he set the previous time last year; that time was not available at press time.
In the 100 backstroke, Kubick was second with a time of 51.01. His time in the trials on Friday was 51.22.
He was also part of the Oak Ridge boys 200 MR team that took second place with a time of 1:36.32. In the trials, the Trojans had a time of 1:38.04. Joining Kubick on the squad wereTrevor Dong, Brandon Mills and Cameron Bullock.
“Dylan had the best season of his career,” Oak Ridge coach Patrick Roth said. “I’m very happy with his performance over the weekend.”
Mills and Ponderosa’s Taylor Lehr placed in the top eight in their events on Saturday. Mills, also a senior, took fourth place in the boys 200 IM at 1:54.06. In the trials, he had a time of 1:54.37. He also took fourth place in the boys 100 breaststroke at 57.60. His time in the trials was 58.54.
Lehr, a junior, was sixth in the 100 backstroke at 58.09. Her time in the trials was 58.59.
“Taylor had a really good swim,” Ponderosa head coach Mike Smith said. “Overall, I’m pleased with her performance.”
Lehr was also part of the 200 MR team that took fourth place at 1:52.30. Other members of the squad were Sammie Woo, Jacqueline Nisson and Katie Weiss. In the trials, the Lady Bruins recorded a 1:52.73 time that, according to assistant coach Aimee Lehr, broke the old school record by three seconds.
El Dorado’s Haley Owens, a junior, was seventh in the 100 breaststroke at 1:06.60.
Union Mine’s Jason Williams took eighth place in the boys 100 butterfly with a time of 52.71.
The Oak Ridge boys 400 freestyle relay team took fourth place with a time of 3:10.61 that also broke the school record at 3:11.03 set last year. Members of the squad were Kubick Dong, Mills and Cameron Bullock.
The Lady Trojans’ 200 freestyle relay team was sixth with a time of 1:43.01. Members of that team are: Briana Johnson, Cypress Lampe, Madeleine Velez and Mikayla Mefford.
There were a combined nine county swimmers and the Oak Ridge girls 200 IM squad who competed in the consolation finals.
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