SANTA CLARA — Sierra High’s Scott Tolman was part of history last month when he competed in the inaugural CIF State Swimming Championships.
He hit another milestone Friday by participating in the Arena Pro Series at Santa Clara, formerly the known as the Santa Clara Grand Prix. It’s the biggest meet he’s ever been in, and he’ll back at the George F. Haines International Swim Center today to race in the 200-meter breaststroke and 50 freestyle.
On Friday the soon-to-be senior placed 48th out of 65 competitors in the 100 breaststroke preliminaries and finished in 1 minute, 6.68 seconds — a near-4-second improvement of his seeded time.
Tolman owns five Sierra High records and is part of two record-setting relay teams. He earned-second place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke and 50 freestyle at the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals and won the consolation final in the state breaststroke.