Ceres High’s varsity swim program had two relay teams compete at the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials earlier this month in Lodi.
Ceres High’s boys 200-medley relay team of Jeremy Kier, Elliott Lewis, Mark Razo and Ryan Baranski placed 36th with a time of 1:54.60 on May 3 at Tokay High School.
“Overall, we did the best we could,” Lewis said. “We had a good mindset and swam hard. It sucked we added time but we still moved up in placement from where we were seeded.”
Lewis, a four-year standout, wrapped up his swim career with the Bulldogs.
Razo (Jr.), Baranski (So.) and Kier (Fr.) will return to the team next spring.
“I stayed disciplined. I didn’t slack off on sets and miss practice much. I hit the weights.”Elliott Lewis
“I stayed disciplined,” Lewis said. “I didn’t slack off on sets and miss practice much. I hit the weights. I tried to set an example for the younger kids. I had fun.”
Lewis was dominant against Western Athletic Conference competition.
He ended up winning a total of five individual WAC titles in a four-year span, including three in the 100 breast, and one in the 50 free and 200 IM.
Lewis was undefeated as a sophomore and junior, and won all but one of his races his senior year.
“I’m pretty satisfied,” he said. “I met most of my goals. Every little thing you do in the pool makes a difference. You have to be on your game.”
Lewis didn’t start swimming competitively until the age of 13.
“I wasn’t that good,” he said.
Ceres High’s girls 400-free relay team of Allison McAdams, Jullissa Arreola, Katherine Hensley and Kassandra Armas placed 26th overall on May 3 at the section meet.
They completed the race in 4:08.21.
“They cut five seconds off their season-best time,” coach Sue Garcia said.