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CIF state swimming: Two Bay Area girls perfect on big stage

Texas and Georgia can’t wait to reap the benefits from respective women’s swimming commits who took the CIF state championships by storm on Saturday in Clovis.
But each program must wait until next year, because Granada’s Miranda Heckman and Monte Vista’s Zoie Hartman are both juniors.
Heckman is now a five-time state champion after her three-peat in the girls 500-yard freestyle. Unlike the previous two years, the Texas commit didn’t break the meet record with her winning time of 4:44.04 — which after 20 laps was just enough to hold off St. Francis sophomore Nicole Oliva, the runner-up in 4:44.26 after coming in third as a freshman.
Earlier in the pool, in the first individual event, Heckman successfully defended her title in the 200 free in 1:46.49, while Oliva took third in 1:47.47.
For Hartman, a Georgia commit, her first time atop the podium at the state meet came after winning the 200 individual medley by more than 4 seconds in 1:55.95. Next to touch the wall as the runner-up was Valley Christian sophomore Mai Mckenna in two-minutes flat.
Not to be outdone by her Texas-bound counterpart from the North Coast Section, Hartman broke the meet record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.66 to also double dip at state.
Monte Vista senior Makenna Turner finished third in the 100 butterfly in 53.83, while the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay for the Mustangs finished second and third, respectively.
All of this amounted to a runner-up finish in the team standings for Monte Vista.
Close behind in third place was St. Francis, which on top of Oliva’s swims benefited from fellow sophomore Brooke Schaffer tying for second in the 50 free with a time of 22.88, while the 400 free relay for the Lancers claimed third.
Other standouts out of the Central Coast Section included Menlo-Atherton’s Izzi Henig, a Yale-bound senior who took fourth in the 50 free (22.95) and second in the 100 free (49.35), and Los Altos junior Danielle Carter, who finished third in the 100 backstroke (54.14).
In the 1-meter diving, the most points out of NCS and CCS participants was Lynbrook sophomore Lauren Okamato (4th, 470.55).
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