DOWNEY - The Warren High School boys' swim team finished in third place in league behind cross-town rival Downey and Paramount.Brandon Yi claimed the lone Bear league title in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:06.05. All three of Warren's relay teams qualified for C.I.F. (200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle). Individuals who qualified for C.I.F. included Alex Rivera in the 50 and 100 freestyle, Brandon Yi in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Jonathan Iglesias in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, David Romero in the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle, Oscar Orozco in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke and Leon Yao in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. The 200 medley relay of Oscar Orozco, Brandon Yi, Jonathan Iglesias and Alex Rivera placed 11th at C.I.F. and were consolation champions. The 400 freestyle relay of Brandon Yi, David Romero, Jonathan Iglesias and Alex Rodriguez placed 5th in C.I.F. and improved their time by six seconds. Brandon Yi placed 18th in the 200 IM and 8th in the 100 breaststroke. Alex Rivera placed 17th in the 50 freestyle and 9th in the 100 freestyle. Oscar Orozco placed 14th in the 100 backstroke. Coach Nichols said that he had two swimmers really improve this year. Diego Lucas and Daniel Segura in the 200 and 500 freestyle swims really stepped up. The Bear swim team this year that qualified for C.I.F. were all juniors, with the exception of senior Alex Rivera. Jonathan Iglesias in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, Brandon Yi in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, David Romero in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke and Leon Yao in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke are the C.I.F. individual swimmers that will be returning next year.
********** Published: May 17, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 05