NCS Wrap-Up: Spring Sports Compete For Titles

Nick Eliason

After a long, hard season, Miramonte’s spring sports teams test their skills in the NCS tournaments.

After a strong surge in the first half of the season, the baseball team finished the year by losing five of the last six games.  The team placed second in DFAL with a record of 7-5, 18-6 overall, behind Campolindo.  Because Campolindo moved up to Division II,  Miramonte still earned the number one seed in the Division III playoffs.  The Mats received a bye in the first round and will play the winner of the Dougherty Valley-Novato game today at five at home.
Results of the Dougherty Valley-Novato game could not be recieved as of press time.

Men’s Lacrosse
The men’s lacrosse team dominated league play, finishing with a record of 11-1 against DFAL foes.  They earned the eighth seed in the playoffs and faced off against ninth seed Acalanes in the first round.  The Mats dealt Acalanes their only two league losses during the regular season, each time by one goal.  However, the Dons proved too much for the Mats in the NCS tournament as Miramonte was defeated by a score of 10-8.

Women’s Lacrosse
The women’s lacrosse team finished second in DFAL with a record of 9-3.  Acalanes took the first place spot after an undefeated season.  The Lady Mats were the 13th seed in the NCS tournament before being eliminated in the first round by sixth seeded Redwood by a score of 15-8.

Men’s Swimming
The men’s swimming team placed fifth overall at the NCS meet, edging out Acalanes by half a point.  Charlie Wiser ‘13 won the 100 breaststroke  The medley team placed second and included Wiser, John Holland ‘10,  Nick Deaver ‘11, and Tennyson May ‘12.  Deaver placed second in the 100 butterfly.
Campolindo placed first overall.

Women’s Swimming

The women’s swimming team placed 10th overall at NCS.  The 200-yard freestyle relay squad placed sixth.  It was comprised of Brooke Woodward ‘10, Meredith White ‘11, Sierra Robbins ‘11, and Megan Howard ‘13.  Robbins placed 11th in the 50-yard freestyle.  The 400-yard freestyle relay placed tenth and comprised of Woodward, White, Howard, and Jenna Haufler ‘12. In the diving competition, Heather Finertie ‘10 placed 24th and Theresa Kaplan ‘10 placed 32nd.

The top eight individual qualifyers at the NCS tournament move on to the Meet of Champions, which are held this weekend.
The women’s 4×400 meter relay team placed fourth in the tournament.  The relay squad consists of Noelle Neason ‘10, Kirby Shulz ‘11, Devon McDonald ‘12, and Rebekah Ent ‘13.  Neason and Shulz also placed third and sixth, respectively, in the 300 meter hurdle.  Shulz finished eighth in the 100 meter hurdles.  Rachel Jensen ‘10 placed eighth in the high jump, nabbing the last qualifying spot for the Meet of Champions.
On the men’s side, Christian Britto ‘10 placed second in the 3200 meter run.  Jamie Fehrnstrom ‘12 finished third in the 1600 meter race.  James King ‘10 finished fifth in the long jump.  Ross Anderson ‘11 placed fourth in the triple jump.  The 4×100 meter relay earned seventh place by the works of King, Zack Mayeri ‘10, Kevin Booze ‘12, and Micah Solit ‘12.  Nick Vedovi ‘10 and Ashraf Mathkur ‘11 came in eight and sixth, respectively, in the 800 meter run.  The touted men’s 4×400 meter relay team, consisting of Vedovi, Mathkour, Booze, and Anderson, which won at the DFAL tournament, had a heartbreaking finish to the season.  Eighty meters into the last leg of the race, Vedovi pulled his hamstring and was unable to finish.  They were in first place at the time.