FUHS swim teams celebrate successful year
Last updated 6/1/2007 at Noon
FALLBROOK — On Friday, May 4, the regular season ended for the Fallbrook High School swim teams. Although only a few seniors returned to the teams this year, they had a successful season, going 4-1 in the Avocado League Duals. Much credit can be given to the particularly strong freshman class this year.
On Friday, May 11, the Avocado League Finals were held at The Wave in Vista. The boys team took second place overall while the girls team took third.
A week later, on Saturday, May 19, the CIF Division I Finals took place at Rancho Bernardo High School. Fallbrook was proudly represented by three boys and two girls in the individual races and by four teams in the relays.
In the boys individual races, Cameron Mannino, a freshman, took 12th place in the 100-Meter Backstroke while Nick Baird, a senior, took 11th place in the 100-Meter Breaststroke and Stott Bushnell, a junior, took seventh place in the 50-Meter Freestyle and won a first place medal in the 100-Meter Freestyle. For the girls, Casaundra Downden, a freshman, took 11th place in the 100-Meter Backstroke and Emma Baldwin, another freshman, took ninth place in the 200-Meter and seventh place in the 500-Meter Freestyle.
In the girls relays, sophomore Sydney Fitzpatrick, senior Lauren Rodriquez, Baldwin and Downden took 10th place in the 400-Meter Freestyle. For the boys, Mannino, senior Nick Baird, senior Robert Hollander and senior Alexander Peterson took 10th place in the 200-Meter Medley; freshman Geoffrey Jameson, freshman Jacob Pril, Peterson and Bushnell took ninth place in the 400-Meter Freestyle; and Peterson, Jameson, Hollander and Bushnell won a fourth place medal in the 200-Meter Freestyle.