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Vose paves way for Tologs

Swimming: Flintridge Sacred Heart freshman wins two individual races to help topple Crescenta Valley

Falcon boys fall to Loyola.

March 08, 2012|By Charles Rich, charles.rich@latimes.com

LOS ANGELES — In between helping win a pair of relay events, Kirsten Vose had enough energy to excel in her individual races.

The Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy freshman swimmer got stronger toward the end of her races and kept the Tologs unbeaten.

Vose won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 breaststroke Thursday afternoon to spark Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in a convincing 111-65 nonleague dual meet victory against Crescenta Valley at Loyola High.

In the boys' portion of the meet, Loyola, the defending CIF Southern Section Division I champion, registered a 108-72 win against Crescenta Valley, which took third last season in Division III.

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Vose captured the individual medley in 2 minutes 16.28 seconds and the breaststroke in 1:08.67.

"I just go out there and go as fast as I can," Vose said. "I gave it all I could.

"In the breaststroke, I got a lot of power in my kicks and that helped me swim faster."

Flintridge Sacred Heart (3-0) began the meet by winning the 200 medley relay, as Meg Ryan, Vose, Emily Balog and Eva Dulcich combined to clock 1:53.85. In the 400 freestyle relay, the meet's final event, Ryan, Haley Shewfelt, Sarah Hughes and Vose won in 3:58.38.

The Tologs also got first-place finishes from Hughes in the 200 freestyle (2:09.97), Balog in the 100 butterfly (59.95), Ryan in the 100 freestyle (57.41) and Hannah Walleck in the 500 freestyle (5:55.68). Dulcich, Balog, Monica Pernecky and Claire Mudie worked together to capture the 200 freestyle relay (1:46.74).

Crescenta Valley (0-2) got a pair of first-place performances from Iva Icheva. The sophomore took the 50 freestyle (25.85) and the 100 backstroke (1:02.73).

Crescenta Valley Coach Pete Loporchio said the Falcons used the meet to get a better idea of their strengths and weaknesses.

"With Iva, she raises the bar for the other swimmers," said Loporchio, who guided the school's girls' water polo team to the semifinals. "She's a great person and she helps mentor the other younger swimmers.

"We used this meet as a barometer and we are still working our way into swimming shape after water polo. Flintridge Sacred Heart has a very talented team and this is an opportunity to find out more about ourselves."

Crescenta Valley's boys' team won six events. Two Falcons won two races apiece.

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