Athletes from the Burroughs and Burbank high schools’ varsity boys’ and girls’ swimming teams competed in the Pacific League finals this week.
The Burroughs boys’ team finished third with 250 total points while the girls’ team also claimed third with 218 points. The Burbank boys’ team finished seventh with 80 points while the girls’ team tied for fifth with 143 points.
Ryan Lee won the boys’ 200-yard freestyle with a 1:45.95 time. Harrison Siegal (1:57.87) and Atticus Mata (2:04.67) finished 10th and 14th, respectively, while Abigail Chatalyan finished as the runner-up in the girls’ 100 fly with a 1:01.63 mark. Lee also won the boys’ 100 free with a 47.53 time. Ian Duffield claimed 10th with a 53.23 mark while Nicholas Oporta (54.50) and Ranger Timman (54.72) finished 11th and 12th, respectively.
The relay team of Nancy Baylor, Sarah Metry, Chatalyan and Camilla Guillermo finished as runners-up in the girls’ 400 free with a 3:54.42 time. Baylor claimed second in the girls’ 100 free with a 56.65 time while Tyler Timman was 13th with a 1:08.95 mark. Chatalyan claimed second in the girls’ 500 free with a 5:25.80 time.
The girls’ 200 medley relay team of Metry, Tyler Timman, Chatalyan and Baylor placed third with a 2:01.24 time while the boys’ 200 medley team of Ranger Timman, Oporta, Aidan Means and Mata finished fifth with a 1:55.99 mark. The boys’ 200 free relay team of Lee, Duffield, Siegal and Liam Wamester placed third with a 1:34.80 time.
Guillermo (third, 25.65) and Baylor (fifth, 26.44) each finished within the top five of the girls’ 50 free while Metry (28.81) and Ava Tomlinson (30.24) claimed 13th and 16th, respectively.
Duffield (eighth, 23.99) and Siegal (ninth, 24.20) each finished the boys’ 50 free within the top 10 while Dean Yuzna (25.03) and Mata (25.29) were 11th and 13th, respectively.
Tyler Timman (1:20.78) and Tomlinson (1:31.95) finished seventh and 14th, respectively, in the girls’ 100 breast. Ranger Timman (2:18.60) and Means (2:22.05) finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in the boys’ 200 IM while Wamester was 12th with a 2:25.74 time. Oporta (1:09.09) and Logan Turla (1:13.61) claimed ninth and 11th, respectively, in the boys’ 100 breast.
Means (10th, 1:01.49), Wamester (11th, 1:01.82), Matthew Quijano (12th, 1:04.18) and Yuzna (13th, 1:06.59) were separated by just a few seconds in the boys’ 100 fly. The girls’ 200 free relay team of Tomlinson, Evie Cook, Diana Garcia and Tyler Timman took eighth with a 2:07.96 mark.
Metry (1:14.87) and Cook (1:21.24) finished 10th and 16th, respectively in the girls’ 100 back while Cook was 16th in the girls’ 200 free with a 2:38.59 time.
Tiffany Gonzalez finished third in the girls’ 100-yard backstroke with a 1:07.14 time.
The girls’ 200 medley relay team of Gonzalez, Iliana Brio, Alina Biryuchkova and Audrey Ebrahimi claimed fifth with a 2:16.13 time while the boys’ 200 medley team of Samuel Avedian, Peter Hovsepian, Alexander Ananyan and Narek Karayan were eighth with a 2:08.47 mark.
Biryuchkova (2:24.09) and Cynthia Golbedaghians (2:38.23) finished 12th and 15th, respectively, in the girls’ 200 free while Hovsepian was 15th with a 2:11.17 mark in the boys’ 200 free.
Brio (6:15.11) took eighth in the girls’ 500 free, Gonzalez finished (27.37) ninth in the girls’ 50 free and Ebrahimi (1:08.95) was 12th in the girls’ 100 free. Biryuchkova (1:15.80) and Nicolette Minassian (1:25.61) placed 11th and 14th, respectively, in the girls’ 100 fly while Karayan (1:14.75) was 15th in the boys’ 100 fly.
The girls’ 400 free relay team of Makala Kelley, Carin Tahmasian, Fedora Kasbari and Biryuchkova took sixth with a 4:52.65 mark. The girls’ 200 free relay team of Gonzalez, Minassian, Kelley and Kasbari finished seventh with a 2:07.78 time while the boys’ 200 free relay team of Nevan Grigorian, Nathan Hinojosa, Chase Huleis and Avedian was seventh with a 1:59.54 mark.
Hovsepian was 10th in the boys’ 100 breast with a 1:12.94 time, Brio (1:24.56) and Tahmasian (1:32.06) placed 11th and 15th, respectively, in the girls’ 100 breast, and Avedian was 16th in the boys’ 100 back with a 1:18.13 time.
First published in the April 29 print issue of the Burbank Leader.