The Bakersfield Californian

2017 BVarsity All-Area Boys Swimming

Swimmer of the Year

Julio Alcantar, senior, Liberty

Was the lone Kern County boys swimmer to win a Central Section title, taking home gold in the 100-yard backstroke at the section Division I finals in 53.38 seconds. The Cal State Bakersfield signee also took fifth in the 200 freestyle (1:44.22) and finished 34th at state in the 100 back.

Diver of the Year

Joel Akey, freshman, Stockdale

The top local diver at the Central Section Division I championships at Clovis West. He finished third overall with a score of 296.70.

Coach of the Year

Jessica Pavletich, Garces

First team

Lee Begin, junior, Garces

The standout water polo player also had a solid season in swimming. He won the Southwest Yosemite League title in the 500 freestyle and finished fifth in the event in the D-I finals.

Sam Carlson, senior, Centennial

Had a great finish to career with a second-place finish in the D-I section final in the 100 backstroke (54.17) and third in the 50 freestyle (21.61). Missed out on state by hundredths of seconds.

Cael Osborn, senior, Garces

Helped lead Garces to a fifth-place team finish in the D-I section championships, finishing fourth in the 50 freestyle (21.75) and seventh in the 100 freestyle (48.29).

Zachary Parham, senior, Frontier

The SWYL champion in the 100 butterfly (53.95) bettered that time in the section finals with a fourth-place finish in 53.34.

Colin Rabanal, junior, Frontier

Advanced to state in the 100 freestyle after finishing second in the D-I finals in 46.75. Finished 22nd in the state. Also finished third in D-I in the 200 free (1:42.26).

Wyatt Suburu, senior, Independence

Finished second in the D-II finals in the 500 freestyle (4:46.44) and also finished third in the D-II section finals in the 200 freestyle (1:47.37). Will swim for Cal State Bakersfield.

Second team

Alex Castro, sophomore, Centennial

Clayton Cobbs, junior, Stockdale

Michael Del Mundo, junior, Stockdale

Chris Feola, sophomore, Centennial

Mark Glossbrenner, senior, Bakersfield

Eric Klang, sophomore, Garces

Chance Miller, freshman, Garces

Bradley Mouser, senior, North

Nathan Roodzant, sophomore, Bakersfield Christian

Honorable mention

Bakersfield: Ethan Coon

Bakersfield Christian: Wylie Espinoza, Jared Vegas

Centennial: Joshua Gutierrez, Esteban Robles

Frontier: Tanner Coleman

Garces: Evan Berry, Greg Marquez, Ken Russo, Ostin Woodfin

Highland: Joshua Reyes, Fernando Tello

Independence: Skyler Kurtz, James Tuck

Liberty: Grant Matejka, Ben Olinger, Adam Rollins

Shafter: Phillip Mulligan

South: Alonzo Espinoza, Brian Flores, Gery Juarez

Stockdale: Jordan Symm

Taft: Sam Barnes, Jack Layton, Sam Barnes

Tehachapi: Jacob Avalos, Brandon Janney, Alejandro Lopez, Adrian Pacheco, Ethan Teare

Wasco: Taylor Ackernaucht, Andrew Gonzalez, Alejandro Lopez

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