Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy at CIF Southern Section Division I prelims: Kirsten Vose put herself in a good position to win her first CIF title Thursday at Riverside City College. The sophomore won both her preliminary races in the 200-yard individual medley and 100 breaststroke in respective times of 2:03.47 and 1:03.27.
The Division I finals will take place Saturday at 5 p.m. with the top nine finishers in each race Thursday swimming in championship races Saturday and the 10th to 18th swimmers taking part in a consolation final. The 19th and 20th-place finishers are alternates.
Vose also teamed with Emily Balog, Katie Altmayer and Kate Herrill for a runner-up finish in the 200-medley relay in 1:45.50. That same group also took third in the 200-freestyle relay (1:36.27).
Herrill also qualified for the 50 freestyle (23.93) and breaststroke (eighth, 1:04.97) championship races, taking eighth in both.
Altmayer also qualified for the consolation heat in the 100 butterfly (11th, 57.38) and 200 free (13th, 1:52.86). Balog sneaked into a consolation race in the breaststroke (18th, 1:07.42) and earned alternate status in the individual medley (19th, 2:10.63).