CIF finals in swimming, beach volleyball and badminton on Saturday

San Diego Section Finals

SWIMMING

Saturday: 9 am, Granite Hills High

Division I

Girls preview: Eastlake senior Emily Lundgren looks to break the 100-yard breaststroke record (1: 00.96) she set last season. Also, she goes for a three-peat in the 200 individual medley. After winning the 200 free last season, Del Norte junior Emmy Luu bids for titles this time in 100 free and 100 back.

Boys preview: Canyon Crest junior Andrew Ko, seeks to improve on his record (54.96) set in the prelims in the 100 breast. Senior teammate Xavier Chauvapun comes off qualifying times in the 50’s and 100’s free. Along with a repeat 500 free title, Carlsbad senior Dylan Mas seeks his first in the 200 free.

Division II

Today: 3 pm, Granite Hills High

Girls preview: University City junior Kathryn Hazle, who set the 200 IM record (1: 59.63) a week ago, goes instead for a repeat title in the 500 free and her first in the 200. In the 200 IM, La Jolla sophomore Arielle Brotman bids for a repeat title. Plus, she sees an encore 100 breast victory. La Costa Canyon senior Ana Delaney seeks repeat titles in the 50’s and 100’s free, challenged by Mt. Carmel junior Ashley Rowe.

Boys preview: Can Bishop’s senior Lucius Brown, who finished second last year in a record-setting boys 50 freestyle race, improve on his top prelim time (20.48) to break the record (20.15)? In addition, he goes for the 100 free crown. La Costa Canyon senior Aiden Benjamin has top qualifying times in the 200 and 500 free.

– GLAE THIEN

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

First CIF championships as an approved sport in the San Diego Section

San Diego Mesa College

Saturday: 4 pm

Division I

No. 1 vs. Torrey Pines (13-0) No. 2 Cathedral Catholic (12-0)

Cathedral Catholic is ranked No. 1 in California and No. 3 in the nation by MaxPreps. Torrey Pines is ranked No. 2 in the state and No. 11 nationally. Cathedral Catholic, which has not dropped a single match this spring, defeated No. 7 San Dieguito Academy and No. 3 La Costa Canyon in the playoffs. The Falcons, who have lost just four matches, downed No. 8 Westview and No. 4 University City to reach the finals.

Division II

No. VfL Bochum vs. 1. FC Union Berlin No. 2 La Jolla (9-3)

Time: 1 pm

Classical Academy has lost just two matches all season, sweeping No. 9 Clairemont and No. 5 Mission Bay in the postseason. Two of La Jolla’s losses have come to Cathedral Catholic, the No. 1 team in the state. The Vikings beat No. 7 Pacific Ridge and No. 3 Coronado in the playoffs.

Note: Admission is free and fans are encouraged to bring their own blankets or beach chairs because there is no seating.

– TERRY MONAHAN

Individual Badminton

Saturday: 9 am, Canyon Hills High

Boys and girls singles, boys and girls doubles plus mixed doubles titles will be decided. Nathan Chau and Mylene Keophaseut of Mira Mesa will try to defend their mixed doubles title. Keophaseut is also seeded No. 1 in girls singles.

– DON NORCROSS

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