Antoniuk Finishes Third In 800 Freestyle At Speedo Championship Series Swim Meet
Konrad Antoniuk from Canyons Aquatic Club finished third in the 800 freestyle at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center on the first day of the California-Nevada swim sectionals of the Speedo Championship Series.
John Mendoza from the La Mirada Armada swim club won the 800 freestyle. Riley Mita from the Canyons Aquatic Club was fifth.
In the women’s 1,500 freestyle, Megan Rankin from the AquaZot Swim Club won in 16 minutes, 47.36 seconds. Lynette Lim was second followed by Jessica Heim in third.
Nicole Antoniuk from Canyons Aquatic Club was 18th.
Day two of the swim meet will include preliminary races in eight events. Kearsten Livingston from Canyons Aquatic Club will race in the women’s 200 butterfly and the 200 backstroke. Teammate Maggie Hanson will also be competing in the 200 butterfly. Other Canyons teammates competing today are Bob Hwang and Mita in the men’s 200 butterfly and Caitlin Baker and Michelle Duraj in the women’s 200 breaststroke.
The swim meet concludes on Monday with a 5 kilometer open swim at Castaic Lake.
In track and field, Canyon High graduate Alysia Johnson won the 800 meters at the Lignano Athletics Meet in Italy. She won the race in a personal best time of 1 minute, 57.85 seconds.
Johnson, who ran for UC Berkeley in college, won the US outdoor championship in the 800 earlier in the year and is the fourth-ranked 800 runner in the world.
In baseball, West Ranch pitcher Ryan Keller was selected to play in the annual Area Codes Games. Keller will play on the Milwaukee Brewers Blue Team. The Area Code Games begin Aug. 5 at Blair Field in Long Beach.
The Dodgers snapped their six-game losing streak on the strength of Chad Billingsley’s first shutout in almost two years. He and the Dodgers beat the visiting San Francisco Giants, 2-0, and salvaged one game in the three-game series at Dodger Stadium.
Billingsley gave up only five hits and struck out three. Casey Blake hit a solo home run in the second inning and drove in another run in the eighth inning on a single.
Dodger manager Joe Torre was suspended for one game by Major League Baseball in the aftermath of the game on Tuesday. Bench coach Bob Schaefer was also suspended for one game. Dodger starter Clayton Kershaw was suspended for five games.
The suspensions are the result of Kershaw hitting Aaron Rowand in Tuesday night’s game. Torre, Schaefer and Kershaw were ejected from the game after Rowand was hit.
Schaefer will serve his suspension tonight. Kershaw is appealing the suspension.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers start a weekend series with the New York Mets tonight. It will be Hiroki Kuroda for the Dodgers against Hisanori Takahashi for the Mets. Pregame starts at 6:30 on AM 1220, KHTS.