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Tolman sets new standard

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POSTED May 25, 2015 12:19 a.m.

One day after breaking his own school record in the 50 freestyle, Sierra junior Scott Tolman set a new standard in the 100 breaststroke Saturday during the inaugural CIF State Swim & Diving State Championships.

Tolman qualified for the consolation finals in both events but proved his worth in the 100 breast, winning the race and turning in the fifth best time of the day at 56.08 seconds. Top-six medals, however, only go to those competing in the finals. 

San Ramon’s Hank Poppe was the 100 breast winner in 55.22. Northgate’s Stanley Wu (56.11) and De La Salle’s Jake Simpson (56.19) were the No. 5 and 6 placers in the final heat.

Tolman didn’t fare as well in the 50 free, finishing 15th overall in 21.44. His time of 21.28 in Friday’s preliminaries seeded him 14th in the event and is a new school record.

Northgate of Walnut Creek won the boys state title with 192 points. Four of the top five teams came from the North Coast Section, as San Ramon Valley (133), Oak Ridge (123) of the Sac-Joaquin Section, De La Salle (119) and Campolindo (102) followed.

Jserra from San Juan Capistrano captured the girls title with 201 points, holding off Crean Lutheran (191), San Ramon Valley (176), Granite Bay (132.5) and Carondolet (119).

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