Henneman finishes in Top 8 twice

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A school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay and two top
eight finishes by Greg Henneman were the highlights for the
Hollister High boys swim team at this weekend’s Central Coast
Section swimming and diving championships at the Santa Clara Swim
Center.
A school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay and two top eight finishes by Greg Henneman were the highlights for the Hollister High boys swim team at this weekend’s Central Coast Section swimming and diving championships at the Santa Clara Swim Center.

As a team, the Balers totaled 35 points for 21st place, which is the best finish in school history. Bellarmine won the team title with a record total of 508.50 points.

The 200 free relay team, which consisted of Christian Smith, Nik Barr, Greg Wilson and Henneman, clocked a 1:31.70 Saturday for 11th place. The old record was 1:33.21, set by three of those four swimmers earlier this year.

“They smoked on it,” said Baler head coach Joel Sims.

Henneman, meanwhile, clocked a 48.58 for seventh in the 100 free, despite having problems with his goggles.

“My goggles slipped down right when I dove in and I had trouble breathing,” said Henneman, who nearly equaled his PR anyway. “Plus my turns were horrible in both races. I was in a bad lane, No. 1 and I didn’t feel right.”

Henneman placed eighth in the 50 free with a time of 22.28 to become the first Haybaler to finish in the top 8 in two events. Henneman clocked 21.87 during Friday’s prelims.

Here are the other results for Baler swimmers, who swam in Friday’s prelims, but didn’t advance to Saturday’s round of top 16:

200 IM relay – Aaron Camacho, Robbie Shattuck, Smith, Zach Gautney, 1:46.38, 22nd; 100 fly – Smith, 55.27, 20th; 100 free – Smith, 53.07, 35th; 100 breast – Shattuck, 1:04.44, 28th; 400 free relay – Smith, Wilson, Barr, Henneman, 3:24.60, 19th.

Baler girls

Britta Nordstrom placed 10th in the 100-free and Stacey Lass finished 13th in the 100-backstroke to highlight the Baler girls at CCS. Nordstrom swam a 54.42, while Lass clocked 1:01.52 as both flirted with school records. Nordstrom was close to the school record set by Carlie Guerra (54.25) at CCS in 2000. Baler head coach Derek Kisling wasn’t sure about Lass holding the record, which is owned by Lindsey Stephenson.

“It’s real close,” said Kisling, who wasn’t sure of Stephenson’s time, also set at CCS. “I’d have to look it up.”

Denise Simens was ninth in the 100-breast at Friday’s prelims with a time of 1:08.16. However, due to religious reasons, Simens does not compete on Saturdays.

The 200-medley relay team of Lass, Juliana Sih, Erin Reed and Nordstrom was 15th with a time of 1:56.14.

As a team, the Balers finished 28th with a total of 15 points. Archbishop Mitty was first with 337.5 points.

“It was one of our better performances,” said Kisling. “I was really happy with it.”

Here are the other Baler results from Friday’s prelims:

200 IM – Lass, 2:22.91, 36th; 100 fly – Reed, 1:04.88; 100 free – Sih, 55.13, 18th; 200 free relay – Kathryn Adamek, Brandy Russell, Reed, Simens, 1:50.97; 100 breast – Sih, 1:83, 24th; 400 free relay – Lass, Reed, Sih, Nordstrom, 3:51.44, 20th.

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