LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team finished third
overall at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships contested
Saturday at Tokay High School, finishing behind champion Granite
Bay and Davis.
“Knowing how good Granite Bay and Davis were, the third-place
finish as the top school among the rest felt pretty good,” said
Head Coach Richard Levin. “We had some great performances in the
relays, especially Emily Peters who swam an outstanding 50 leg in
the 200 free relay. Katie McIntee led off two relays and was a
trouper stepping into the spotlight.”
LODI, Calif. – St. Francis senior Maddie Johnson will swim the
final meet of her high school career on Saturday at the
Sac-Joaquin Section Girls finals at Tokay High School.
“It is exciting because it is my senior year,” said Johnson, who
reached the championship final in her signature event the 100
butterfly. “I am really looking forward to doing well and leaving
my mark and getting some best times.”
SACRAMENTO, – Calif. – Seventeen St. Francis Troubadours
have been named to the 2013-14 River Cats All-City teams
and will be recognized on Sunday at the High School Sports Awards
Ceremony before the River Cats take on the Tacoma Rainiers at
1:05 p.m. at Raley Field.
The St. Francis All-City fall sports selections include senior
golfer Emily Laskin, volleyball seniors Ali Koumelis and Anna
Baytosh and cross country runners Lauren LaRocco, Madison Rawson
and Miranda Myers.
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team won the
Delta River League title for the sixth consecutive season,
recording an impressive 19 event wins Saturday at the El Dorado
Hills swimming complex.
“It was a strong performance,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “I
was really pleased with the swims. The kids came together as a
team. They swam fast and swam hard to come out on top.”
Seniors Maddie Johnson and AnnClaire MacArt and sophomore Chloe
Mitchell each won two events Saturday.
ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Senior AnnClaire MacArt won the 100 freestyle
to lead St. Francis to a third-place finish at the 2014 NorCal
Swimming Championships held at the Roseville Aquatic Center last
St. Francis finished third with 303 points, just five behind
second-place Davis Senior. San Ramon won the girls event with 670
points. The Troubadours finished ahead of Woodcreek (257) and
Granite Bay (228).
The Troubadours posted 16 top-16 performances, including seven in
the top eight.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior swimmer AnnClaire MacArt will be part
of a talented group of 32 swimmers who qualified to represent the
St. Francis swimming team this weekend at the Nor Cal
Championships to be held at the Roseville Aquatic Center Friday
“It is our first true test,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “It
will really show us how the rest of the year will go. Our goals
for the weekend are swimming best times and getting some second
swims. We want kids to make finals and come back on Saturday to
swim in the race that counts.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis swept all 11 events to post a 130-36 victory over Pleasant Grove in a dual meet Wednesday at the Jesuit High School pool.
Seniors Annclaire Macart and Maddie Johnson both won two events on the afternoon. Macart, a Dartmouth signee, won the 200 freestyle in 1:57.53 and returned to win the 100 free in 54.49 to edge teammates Alexis Martinez (57.59) and Isabella Smith (58.28). Johnson, who signed with TCU, won the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:16.60 and then touched the wall first in the 100 butterfly in a winning time of 1:09.09.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team posted a pair
of dual meet victories over Folsom and Sheldon Wednesday at the
Jesuit High School pool. St. Francis defeated Folsom 106-64 and
Sheldon by the score of 140-27.
The Troubadours improved to 3-0 in Delta River League action.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Maddie Johnson recorded two top-three
finishes in the tri-meet with Clovis West and Granite Bay on
Wednesday, March 19.
Johnson finished second in the 200 IM in a time of 2:18.22 and
touched the wall third in the 100 yard fly in 1:00.49.
Alyssa Tambornini was sixth in the 50-yard free in 26.12 with
teammate Isabella Smith finishing seventh in 26.24. Tambornini
also was seventh in the 100 free in 57.86, the top SF finisher in
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity swimming team posted
a 96-90 victory over Rio Americano Thursday at Jesuit High
“It is always good local competition between good friends,” said
Head Coach Richard Levin of the meet against Rio Americano. “You
want to swim well against them. A lot of them are training
partners and part of the same club teams. To swim well here is a
good indicator for the rest of our season.”
Rio Americano defeated St. Francis by over 100 points and edged
the Troubadours in the standings at the section meet last season.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team opened the
2014 season with the Red-Gold meet on Tuesday. The Troubadours
competed in five events including the 50-yard freestyle, 100y
butterfly, 100y freestyle and 100y backstroke and 100y
“Our main goal is to get the team out together and get them
swimming as a group,” said Head Coach Richard Levin. “It is
important to have a good first experience before the Jesuit
Invitational and have fun as a group.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis swimming team will hold a
mandatory meeting for all students who wish to participate on the
2014 St. Francis swim team on Friday, Jan. 31 in Room 404 from
3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
California Swim Shop will be at the meeting to order swim suits
and parkas. The 2014 meet schedule and practice times will be
announced at the meetings.
There will also be a parent meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from
6:30-8 p.m. in the cafeteria.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Bumps and bruises are her specialty but
Kelly Ketcham brings much more to the St. Francis High School
Ketcham was named the Assistant AD for Sports Medicine for the
St. Francis Athletics Department staff recently after working
with the Troubadour student-athletes and teams as the school’s
athletic trainer for the last four years. The title was effective
in November 2013.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The role of performance apparel and footwear
in sports is part of everyday culture and is a significant part
of athletic branding across all levels and sports. The promoter
locally for adidas is Megan Curry.
On any given week,
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis High School had 18 student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent or commitments to play sports next fall at colleges and universities across the country. They were celebrated with a ceremony at the school today to highlight their outstanding achievement.
Assistant Coach Nick Ledoux joins the St. Francis swimming
program for the 2017 season. He began is swimming career at
Rancho Arroyo and CRA, then moved to Laguna Creek Racquet Club,
where he began coaching in 2004 as a junior coach. He moved to
Rio Del Oro Racquet Club in 2008, where he has been coaching with
Head Coach Richard Levin. .