Monterey Park, Calif. — College of the Canyons sent three student-athletes to compete at the 2017 edition of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCCA) Swimming & Diving State Championships, held May 4-6 at East Los Angeles College.
COC freshman Jessie Kim capped his season with a sixth place finish in the 100-yard backstroke event, clocking a time of 52.79.
That mark represented the top finish of the weekend for the Cougars, and also bested Kim's previous school record of 53.07, set at the Western State Conference (WSC) Finals on April 22.
COC sophomore Jennifer Yamauchi, who put her name in the COC record books earlier this season as the program's first individual conference champion, swam to an 11th place finish in the 100-yard backstroke at a time of 1:01.43.
That pace was only slightly slower than Yamauchi's school record time of 1:01.11 set at the WSC Finals meet.
Yamauchi also placed 16th in the state in the 200-yard backstroke with her mark of 2:18.19.
COC sophomore William Karren also competed at the state championship meet, placing 14th in the 100-yard butterfly at 53.42 and 17th in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:02.84.