W. Swimming: Team earns fifth place at invitational

The Falcon wrestling team opened conference action with thrilling win
The Falcon wrestling team opened conference action with thrilling win

The Cerritos College women's swimming team finished in fifth place at the Golden West Invitational on Friday. The Falcons compiled 100 team points in the 10-team meet. They will compete in their first South Coast Conference meet next Friday at Long Beach City College, as they take on the Vikings and Chaffey College. The meet was originally scheduled for the Falcons Aquatic Center, but construction forced the venue to be changed.

In the invitational, Cerritos received some strong relay performances, as they recorded one fourth place and two fifth place finishes. In the 800-yard freestyle relay, the quartet of Andrea Macapagal (Sonora HS), Jackie Oliveros (Gahr HS), Isabella Sierra (California HS) and Elisa Prohroff (Schurr HS) recorded a fourth place time of 9:27.17. In the 200-yard freestyle individual race, Prohroff finished in sixth place with a clocking of 2:18.64.

The same foursome earned fifth place in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:23.45, while Oliveros, Sierra, Lindsay de Haas (Hacienda Heights Wilson HS) and Macapagal finished the 200-yard medley relay in 2:23.26, good for fifth place.

Swimming the 100-yard backstroke, Oliveros placed fifth with her time of 1:23.43, and also took ninth place in the 100-yard freestyle at 1:02.72. Macapagal went on to finish 11th with her time of 1:03.08. In a tight 50-yard freestyle race, Prohroff touched up in 29.62 for 13th place, and was just .57 of a second shy of finishing four places better.

In the 500-yard freestyle, Oliveros earned sixth place when she finished in 6:06.98, with Prohroff close behind in 9th place at 6:15.98. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Jenny Parra (Schurr HS) took ninth place with her time of 1:27.80, while Sierra placed seventh in the 50-yard breaststroke at 38.43.