Northgate Wins Men’s State Swimming Title
Jun 07, 2015 09:36PM
● By Jennifer Neys
Pictured (LtoR) Calvin Kirkpatrick, Erik VanBrocklin and Mason Tittle
The year 2015 will be remembered as one of historic importance for the Northgate High School Men’s swim team. When the season began they returned to the pool as defending North Coast Champions that graduated only one scoring athlete from the 2014 squad. During the season the team trained at Clarke Swim Center at Heather Farm Park while they anxiously awaited the completion of their new pool on campus.
The season was historically significant in that two weeks before the end of the season, the pool that will now be their home, was finally opened. Historic in that multiple school records were set, and historic because they not only defended their North Coast title, they also went on to win the first ever CIF California State Swimming Championship Meet held May 22-23 in Clovis CA.
Notable State meet results include:
200 Medley Relay- Calvin Kirkpatrick, Stanley Wu, Mason Tittle, Max Bottene 1:30.45 School and State meet record (1st, currently ranked #2 in the nation)
200 Freestyle Relay- Calvin Kirkpatrick, Stanley Wu, Erik VanBrocklin, Tate Lloyd 1:25.80 (8th)
400 Freestyle Relay- Mason Tittle, Calvin Kirkpatrick, Erik VanBrocklin, Max Bottene 3:00.58 School and State meet record (1st, currently ranked 1st in the nation)
Erik VanBrocklin- 200 freestyle 1:38.44 (9th), 500 freestyle 4:26.68 (2nd, school record)
Mason Tittle- 50 freestyle 20.45(3rd), 100 Butterfly 48.54 (5th school record)
Max Bottene- 100 freestyle 46.10 (8th), 100 Backstroke 51.01 (14th)
Stanley Wu- 100 Breast 56.11 (5th)
Calvin Kirkpatrick- 100 Backstroke 50.09 (11th)
Many of the athletes participating in this seasons success will be graduating and moving on to swim in college next year, Mason Tittle, Calvin Kirkpatrick and Erik VanBrocklin will all be teammates at UC Santa Barbara and Stanley Wu will attend the University of Florida.