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Satoshi Shinkawa

Kingsburg swimmer Satoshi Shinkawa helped the Vikings break a school/Valley record during the 400-yard freestyle relay at the CIF Central Section Division II Championships on May 11-12.

Johnie Thomsen, Special to the Enterprise Recorder


BAKERSFIELD - The Kingsburg boys swimming team broke school and Valley records enroute to a sixth-straight championship at the CIF Central Section Division II meet at Bakersfield College on May 11-12.

Satoshi Shinkawa, Wyatt Ward, Jackson Huckaby, Jonas Huckaby, Jacob Wilson and Jacob Goodbar were the Vikings who broke records.

The team of Shinkawa, Ward, Jackson Huckaby and Wilson broke a school and tournament record and placed first in the 200-freestyle medley relay with a time of 1:38.40.

Shinkawa, Goodbar, Jackson Huckaby and Jonas Huckaby also broke a school and tournament record in the 400-freestyle relay with a time of 3:15.36.

Jonas Huckaby broke a school record with a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle at 1:43.78.

Ward also broke a school record in the 100-breaststroke with a time of 1:00.07, which placed him first in the event. Wilson broke a record and placed first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.14 seconds.

Overall, Kingsburg as a team scored 321 points.

The girls placed fifth with 165 points behind Selma’s 203, which finished the tournament in third place.

For the Lady Bears, Brianna Colado, Julianna Colado and Claire Machado had some of the best finishes for Selma in the Valley tourney. Brianna Colado placed second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01.50 and Machado finished fourth at 1:06.03. Julianna Colado placed first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.76 and finished on top in the 100-yard freestyle at 57.07.


EXETER - The Kingsburg boys track and field team broke a school record enroute to a second place finish in the CIF Central Section Division II Championships at Exeter High School on May 9.

Samuel Heinrichs, Garrett Salazar, Kalobe Jimenez and Tyler Koons broke a 24-year-old record in the 4x400 meter relay. The boys finished in fifth place in the event, but ran to a school-record time of 3:31.0. The original record was 3:33.0, which was held by Jeff Spomer, Matt Merlo, Ryan Person and Adam Rockenbach in 1994.

Heinrichs won a Division II Valley title in the pole vault, jumping 14 feet and nine inches for his first-place finish.

Overall, the Vikings have a total of seven athletes moving onto the masters tournament. The boys who will continue their season are Jimenez, Heinrichs, Blake Spomer and Joshua Jackson. On the girls side, Peyton Woods, Cambria Brandon and Olivia Doyle will continue their season at the masters tourney.

Jimenez qualified to compete in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles, Heinrichs and Spomer will compete in the pole vault and Jackson will be in the triple jump event. Woods will run in the 100-meter race and Brandon along with Doyle will compete in the high jump.

For Selma, Satvir Cheema, Aliyah Garcia, Marissa Cerda, Mia Salinas and Audrey Gonzalez were crowned Valley champions in their respective events.

Cheema placed first in the boys discus event with a distance of 142 feet and eight inches. Garcia, Cerda, Salinas and Gonzalez placed first in the 4x400 with a team of 4:07.00.

The CIF Central Section Masters will take place at Buchanan High School on May 19.

Jeremiah Martinez can be reached at 583-2413 or

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