Golden West Relay Team Sets a State Record

The Golden West women’s 400-yard freestyle relay team set a state record by more than two seconds during the first day of the Cuesta Invitational Friday in San Luis Obispo.

Kristen Rich, Micha Burden, Ashley Selleh and Alyson Edoff posted a time of 3 minutes 33.95 seconds, which is 2.04 seconds faster than the previous record.

Rich also set a Golden West record with her time of 52.46 in the 100 freestyle.

Maja Grozdanic won the 100 backstroke in 1:00.14 for the defending state champion Rustlers, who have 205 points at the halfway point in the competition.

Diablo Valley (138) is second and Saddleback (102) is third.

In the men’s competition:

Golden West leading--Christian Harcsas won the 200 backstroke for defending state champion Golden West, which has 209 points.


Diablo Valley is in second place with 146.

Harcsas, a sophomore, posted the best time in the state this year (1:48.70) and won by more than 10 seconds.

Danny Johnson and Derek Gibb also won events for the Rustlers. Johnson swam 17:30.86 in the 1,650 freestyle and Gibb swam 46.72 in the 100 freestyle.

The Rustlers won four of the six events, including the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Brian Brown, Johnson, Gibb and Harcsas combined to win in 3:09.26.

Ventura (3:14.28) was second and Cuesta (3:14.98) was third.

In Orange Empire Conference softball:

Fullerton 4, Golden West 0--Erin Kelly (17-1) struck out 11 and got her eighth shutout for host Fullerton (26-3, 8-0).

Samantha Kimura had two doubles and a single and drove in a run for the first-place Hornets, who scored two runs in the first inning and two more in the third.