By The Bakersfield Californian
2013 All-Area Girls swimming team
Co-Swimmers of the Year
Taylor Solorio, sr, Highland
She won Central Section Division II championships in the 200 IM (2:05.41) and 100 butterfly (56.63), both in meet-record times that would have easily won D-I titles. She swam every event at least once during the season and went unbeaten. Signed to swim at San Jose State.
Jorie Caneta, jr, Frontier
For the third straight year, Caneta broke her own section record in the 100 breaststroke, this time lowering it to 1:02.89. She was the only Kern County girl to register an automatic All-American time and was also fourth in the D-I finals in the 100 freestyle (53.26).
All-Area Diver of the Year
Carlee Burks, Centennial
Chandler Bullman, sr, Frontier
Besides Caneta and Solorio, Bullman was the only Kern County swimmer to win a section title, doing it in the 100 butterfly (58.54) for the second straight year. She also won Southwest Yosemite League titles in the 200 IM and 100 fly.
Tatum Collatz, soph, Stockdale
Area's top backstroker was seventh in the D-I section finals (1:03.53). She won the SWYL meet in the event in even faster time (1:02.30) and also qualified for the section meet in the 50 freestyle.
Emily Cruz, sr, Centennial
The SWYL champion in the 200 freestyle took 10th in the section meet in the 100 butterfly (1:03.13) despite a torn muscle in her shoulder. Cruz is a two-time first-team All-Area selection.
Sara Klang, jr, Garces
Klang was second to Solorio in the 100 and 200 freestyle at the Southeast Yosemite League finals, and she won the B Final at the D-I section meet in the 200 free (2:02.36). She also was 13th in the 100 free (56.97).
Symantha Lazerson, fr, Bakersfield Christian
Her 25.44 in the 50 freestyle took third at the D-II section finals and was the fastest postseason sprint time in Kern County. She also was third in D-II in the 100 free (54.94). Both of those were school records, and Lazerson helped the Eagles set school records in all three relays, too.
Audrey Willoughby, jr, Liberty
She collected four silver medals from the SWYL meet (200 medley relay, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay) and then won the B Final in the 500 free at the D-I meet (5:29.58) and was 11th in the 200 free (2:04.85).
Lexi Zimmerman, sr, Tehachapi
She was sixth in the section in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.14) and 13th in the 200 IM (2:25.32) after winning the breaststroke title at the SEYL championships.
Sara Baldridge, jr, Highland
Joie Garcia, sr, Garces
Melissa Gore, sr, Taft
Amber Khieralla, fr, Garces
Claryce Lazerson, jr, Bakersfield Christian
Kendall Rudie, soph, Garces
Lea Salcido, fr, Independence
Annie Shambaugh, sr, Garces
Bakersfield: Lauren Clarksean
Bakersfield Christian: Victoria Adee, Delaney Goltry, Amy Petris, Liz Steele
Centennial: Kori Banducci, Annie Bardet, Kat Hargis, Kathryn Johnston, Angela Kendrick, Paola Izquierdo, McCall Miller, Addyson Peters, Bree Smith
Frontier: Taylor Ash, Angela Mudge, Paige Richardson, Taylor Urmston, Amanda Whaley
Garces: Noelle Farrer, Katerina Gardella, Allison Gonzalez, Caroline Kerwin, Jaclyn Morris, Jordyn Pavletich
Highland: Hannah Hargestan, Elizabeth Nakagawa
Independence: Corin Hall, Allison Johnston, Meredith Miller, Morgan Regan, Jenny Williams
Liberty: Tara Brock, Makayla Bussman, Kristen Laverty, Katelyn Matejka, Elizabeth McMurray, Madi Olinger, Niquelette Rimer, Bailey Slayton, Megan Zaletel
Mira Monte: Caryann Evett
Ridgeview: Paige Oliver
Shafter: Heidi Lederhos
Stockdale: Lindsey Paulson, Justine Yu
Taft: Madison Elick, Sophie Paggi, Allison Ross, Julia Ruiz