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Jacobson breaks 1-meter State record; Vaqueros are 2nd at State meet

Gina Jacobson captured the 1-meter State diving title and set a State record with 246.85 points, breaking a nine-year-old mark.
Gina Jacobson captured the 1-meter State diving title and set a State record with 246.85 points, breaking a nine-year-old mark.

Gina Jacobson set a new State record in the 1-meter diving on Thursday, leading SBCC to second place after the first day of the CCCAA State Women's Swimming & Diving Championships at the East L.A. Swim Stadium.

Jacobson, a freshman from Madison, Wis., scored 246.85 points to break the nine-year-old record by Nikki Burrelli of Orange Coast by 6.75 points. Jacobson got 42 points on her final dive by nailing a 1½ somersault in the pike position.

Alejandra Gomez of Cypress, who handed Jacobson one of her few losses this year in the Southern Cal Championships, was a distant second with 232.55 points. SBCC's Ashley Dettmann took ninth at 166.30.

Sierra grabbed the lead on Day 1 of a three-day meet with 153 points. SBCC is tied for second with Las Positas at 96. San Diego Mesa is a point back in fourth and Santa Rosa is fifth with 91.

Sierra has 19 swimmers and divers, Las Positas has 16, San Diego Mesa brought 11 and the Vaqueros qualified nine.

"We had a good day today," said coach Chuckie Roth. "We got a State record in diving and set two school records. I was happy with the way we performed today, however we will need a big day tomorrow.

"Our 400 medley relay was disqualified in the last race of the night. We will persevere and become better for it tomorrow."

Reese Ellestad took third in the 50 free in a school-record 24.52. Samm Crocker of Golden West was the winner in 23.72. The Vaqueros' 200 free relay finished third and broke the school record by 0.63 seconds in a time of 1:38.93. The record-setting team was Alex Humann, Mackenzie Richards, Addison Seale and Ellestad.

Seale took fifth in the 200 IM in 2:12.25, just missing her PR, and Humann was 12th in the 500 free in a personal-best 5:18.60.

The Vaqueros, who went 40-0 in the regular season, return to the pool on Friday with the prelims at 9:30 a.m. and the finals at 5 p.m.