Swimming: Masters Meet tonight at 5 at Belmont Plaza

2009 CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet Swimming and Diving Championships
Where: Belmont Plaza, Long Beach
Diving warm-up: 10:30 AM, competition at noon
Swimming warm-up: 3:45 PM, competition at 5 PM

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Several area swimmers could make a big splash when the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet Swimming and Diving Championships begin today at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. The diving competition starts at noon and the swimming event begins at 5. Pasadena Poly’s Andrew Saeta, fresh off a record-setting effort in the 200 free at last week’s CIF finals, is seeded first while Arcadia’s Karol Markowski is fifth. Saeta also is seeded fifth in the 100 backstroke. In the girls’ 200 free, San Marino’s Emily Adamczyk and Berklie Oscarson are the top two seeds, respectively. Adamczyk is fourth in the 100 breaststroke and Maranatha’s Isabella Schamber is 15th, respectively. San Marino’s Scott Farley is seeded second in the 200 free behind Yucaipa’s Trevor Hoyt. Maranatha’s Jonathan Masehi-Lano also is in the event. Farley won the 200 individual medley at finals in a school-record 1:50.33 and won by more than two seconds. He also won the 500 free ahead of Arcadia’s Karol Markowski. Farley is seeded fifth in the 500 free and La Salle’s Andrew Barmann is 15th. The La Caada boys 400 freestyle relay team is seeded second behind Capistrano Valley. La Caada, relying on two water polo players, won the event in 3 minutes, 6.44 seconds thanks to John Renfro, Connor Rothe, Alex Campbell and Chris Myers. Temple City’s Nicole Hau is seeded 11th in the 100 butterfly and South Pasadena’s Stephanie Ah-quah is 22nd. Crescenta Valley’s Yumi So is the top seed. Pasadena Poly’s Cosima Lenz and Felicitas Lenz are seeded seventh and eighth, respectively, in diving. La Caada’s John Geyer is seeded fifth behind four competitors, all of whom compete in Division I. Geyer holds the Masters Meet record set last year. La Caada’s Katy Campbell is fourth in the 500 freestyle. Westridge’s Taylor Hotvet is seeded 16th in the 200 Freestyle and 15th in the 500 Freestyle, and teammate Elyssa Pedote is seeded 14th in the 100 Butterfly and 16th in the 100 Backstroke.

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