Swimmer from de Toledo Medals at CIF Championships
Olivia Friedman, a sophomore at de Toledo High School in West Hills, took home two medals at the CIF-Southern Section Swimming Championships, becoming the first female swimmer to medal in the school’s history.
Friedman placed 7th in the 100-yard Backstroke with a time of 1:07:93 and placed 8th in the 200-yard Individual Medley with a time of 2:33:51. After making qualifying times, more than 140 girls teams competed in the Division 4 meet, held at Riverside City College Aquatic Center.
“Her hard work and dedication throughout the season helped her achieve new best times,” said Laura Reardon, de Toledo’s varsity swim coach. “Olivia is a pleasure to coach. Looking forward to the next two years.”
Officials said this year's girls’ team, under the direction of Reardon, has been the best in the school's 20-year history.
Earlier in the season, de Toledo High came in 2nd place in the Liberty League Team Championships, edging out Buckley School. At that competition, Friedman placed first for 100-yard Backstroke with a time of 1:08:94 and Friedman carried de Toledo High School to place first among the Liberty League teams at CIF-SS.