Weekly Sports/Swimming Update

Swim Team

The Las Positas College swimming team has achieved another landmark.

The Hawks men’s 200-medley relay team of Anthony Jhong (breaststroke), Matt Lee (butterfly), Ryan Eckles (freestyle) and Lawrence Li (backstroke) has the fastest time in the state this season of 1 minute, 38.87 seconds.

Moreover, the same group has the state’s second fastest time of 1:39.06, with a different combination.

“We are feeling pretty good about being ranked No. 1 in anything for the first time in school history,” LPC coach Jason Craighead said. “But we’re well aware that when you are standing on top, there are others ready and waiting to claim that spot.”

There was also a prestigious early season high school meet held at Las Positas.

Here are the results of the Hawk High School Invitational.

Women – Varsity: 1. Miramonte 510 2. Foothill High School 478 3. Amador Valley 341 4. Heritage 289 5. Castro Valley 188 6. Liberty 141 7. Mountain House 103 8. Freedom High School 66 9. Dublin 16 10. California 14

Men: 1. Foothill High School 449 2. Amador Valley 429 3. Miramonte 319 4. Heritage 231 5. Castro Valley 187 6. Liberty 144 7. Freedom High School 115 8. Quary Lane 37 9. Mountain House 33 10. San Ramon Valley 20.

-- Matt Schwab