Laguna Hills Junior Tona Zinn Lowers Pair of CIF-SS Division 2 Records


2021 CIF-Southern Part Division 2 Swimming and Diving Championships

The primary of 4 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Part Swimming and Diving Championship meets completed up on Tuesday, as Division 2 faculties battled it out in Rancho Santa Margarita.

The Southern Part includes most of the private and non-private excessive faculties in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and central and southern Santa Barbara counties. It was introduced in late April that these meets could be allowed to happen after they have been cancelled in 2020.

The Division 2 showdown was highlighted by a pair of Meet Information from Laguna Hills junior Tona Zinn, together with crew titles for the Corona del Mar ladies and the Notre Dame-SO boys.

Zinn Downs D2 Information In 100 Breast, 200 IM

Zinn, who just lately turned 17, began off his meet by successful the boys’ 200 IM by over 4 seconds in a time of 1:46.47, decreasing the earlier D2 Meet Document of 1:46.91 set by Lakewood’s Daniel McArthur in 2015. Zinn got here into the meet with a greatest time of 1:47.61 set in December.

In 2019, competing in Division I, Zinn received the 200 IM as a freshman in a time of 1:48.61.

A Northwestern commit for 2022, Zinn despatched a second meet report up in flames afterward within the 100 breaststroke, scorching a time of 53.66 to smash the earlier mark of 54.91 set by Walnut’s Derek Kao in 2014. Zinn’s earlier greatest time in that occasion coming in was a 54.94 from March.

Notre Dame senior Evan Yoo was additionally underneath the earlier report in 54.45 for second, whereas Fountain Valley senior Ivan Nghi was simply off it in 55.05 for third.

Zinn set a 3rd greatest time main off Laguna Hills’ 400 freestyle relay, clocking 45.74 within the 100 free to enhance on his earlier PB of 45.83 set in March.

Boys’ Meet Recap

The crew race on the boys’ facet turned out to be a razor-thin one, with Notre Dame-SO (Sherman Oaks) taking second within the concluding 400 free relay to erase a 34-point deficit to Murrieta Mesa and win the meet. Notre Dame completed with 164 factors, whereas Murrieta Mesa solely scored 4 factors within the relay, ending with 160 to tie Portola for second.

Individually, Notre Dame didn’t have any first-place finishers, however they did end atop the 200 medley relay (1:33.91), and have been solely .06 again of El Segundo in that vital 400 free relay (3:08.88 to three:08.94).

Along with Zinn, the meet’s different multi particular person occasion winner was Murrieta Mesa junior Justin Schneider, who confirmed spectacular vary by claiming each the 50 free (20.65) and 500 free (4:28.34).

Schneider additionally had a pair of scorching 50 free relay splits for Murrieta Mesa, anchoring the runner-up 200 medley in 20.19 and the 200 free in 20.17.


  1. Notre Dame-SO, 164
  2. Murrieta Mesa / Portola, 160
  3. El Segundo, 139
  4. Woodbridge, 120
  5. Viewpoint, 115
  6. Poly-Lengthy Seaside, 109
  7. Corona del Mar, 103
  8. Laguna Seaside, 94
  9. San Clemente, 93

Women’ Meet Recap

The crew race on the ladies’ facet wasn’t practically as shut, as Corona del Mar rolled to a 67-point margin of victory with 247 factors.

The crew received a complete of 4 occasions, together with a pair from sophomore Maggie Schalow within the 200 free (1:47.99) and 100 fly (53.83). The 200 free swim was a brand new private greatest.

Corona del Mar additionally received the 200 medley relay in 1:44.66, with Schalow offering a fast 24.36 fly break up, and senior Michelle Tekawy (1:03.34) topped the 100 breaststroke in a decent race with Capistrano Valley’s Morganne Malloy (1:03.53).

Saugus junior Riley Backside and Harvard-Westlake sophomore Claire McLean had an thrilling forwards and backwards within the dash free occasions, with Backside edging out the win within the 50 free (23.33 to 23.37) earlier than McLean answered within the 100 free (50.37 to 50.42). McLean additionally had a pair of big relay splits (23.11, 49.82) as Harvard-Westlake received the 200 and 400 free relays and in the end positioned second within the meet.


  1. Corona del Mar, 247
  2. Harvard-Westlake, 180
  3. Mark Keppel, 131
  4. Jserra, 128
  5. Saugus, 106
  6. San Marino, 103
  7. Canyon-Anaheim, 101
  8. Santa Monica, 82
  9. Mira Costa, 74
  10. Capistrano Valley, 73

The swimming portion of the 2021 CIF-SS Division 1 Championships will happen on Thursday, Could 27, and each Division 3 and 4 will likely be held on Saturday, Could 29.


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