DOWNEY - After finishing their season with an overall record of 9-3 and a league record of 3-0, the Downey High School boys swim team are S.G.V.L. champions.The Vikings had three swimmers compete in individual championship events. Freshman Ryan Cruz won the 500 freestyle and freshman Michael Kim won the 200 IM and 100 backstroke. Junior Peter Roldan placed 2nd in the 50 freestyle. The Vikings qualified ten swimmers for C.I.F, including all three relays (200 medley relay, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle). The 200 medley relay of Michael Kim, Edwin Doo, David Lumbreras and Peter Roldan placed 13th at C.I.F. The 200 freestyle relay of David Lumbreras, Javier Navarro, Danny Webb and Ryan Cruz qualified for C.I.F. as did the 400 freestyle team of Manny Fernandez, Abe Gomez, Danny Webb and Michael Kim. Michael Kim qualified for the 200 IM and 100 backstroke. Kim placed 9th in the 100 backstroke and had a strong showing in the 200 IM as well. Ryan Cruz qualified for the 200 and 500 freestyle and Peter Roldan qualified for the 50 freestyle. Coach Delhousay was very pleased with the performance of his team this year. Delhousay is only losing three seniors and has several juniors ready to step up. The freshmen trio of Michael Kim, Ryan Cruz and Edmund Doo are also a huge part of the future of Downey swim. They will all be back next year with more skill and another year's swim experience under their belts.
********** Published: May 17, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 05