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Alaoui Keeps SCC Swimmer of Year Streak Alive For PCC

Alaoui Keeps SCC Swimmer of Year Streak Alive For PCC image

For the fourth straight season, a Pasadena City College men's swimmer was named South Coast Conference Swimmer of the Year as Sharif Alaoui earned Tri-Swimmer of the Year for his impressive three individual event wins at the SCC Championships April 22-24 at Mt. San Antonio College. 

Alaoui left Walnut as the SCC champion in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle races and 200-butterfly. In the 100, the freshman from Crescenta Valley High came from behind to defeat Mt. San Antonio's Daniel McDonald, winning with a mark of 47.11 seconds. McDonald came in at 47.34.

In the 200 free, Alaoui dominated with a 1:42.95 time, more than 2 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. In the 200 fly, Alaoui again blew away the field as he was the lone swimmer to break two minutes, winning the event at 1:56.14. 

Alaoui swims helped the PCC men's team capture fourth place overall in the conference, tying for fourth at the SCC Championships with El Camino, both 431 points. 

Alaoui joined elite company at PCC, following in the top swimmer award footsteps of Nick Lao (2007), Keisuke Yagi (2008), and Tai Nuntapramote (2009). All of those swimmers were under the tutelage of PCC Head Coach Terry Stoddard. 

The PCC women's team also placed fourth at the SCC Championships, amazingly with the exact number totaled by the men's team--431 points. 

Sophomore Merry Sanders took home SCC Diver of the Year (winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter board titles) and PCC assistant Tiffany Zupan was named SCC Diving Coach of the Year. 

[Photo--Sharif Alaoui swims his way to three event titles at the South Coast Conference Championships held April 22-24 at Mt. San Antonio College, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 04/27/10
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