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Shreyush Shankar

Shreyush Shankar, Photographer

I'm a senior and this is my 1st year on Student Press. I'm captain of the Westwood Swim Team, and I enjoy crocheting and Taylor Swift.

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Benjamin Truong '21 wins the B-final in the 100-yard breaststroke. With a time of 59.68 seconds, he scored nine points for the men's team.

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March 10, 2021
After destroying the A-final by over 3 seconds in the 100yd freestyle, Sonny Wang ('23) looks at the scoreboard. With a time of 44.28, Wang is seeded first for the State meet.

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March 10, 2021
Grady Radcliff '23 swims a 23.55 50yd butterfly split on Westwood's 4x50yd medley relay. Westwood took first in this race by .03.

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March 10, 2021
Placing in the A-final as a freshman, Dillon Shadowen '24 swims a 54.06 100yd backstroke. This race marks a best time for Shadowen by .38 seconds, shaving time off of his own freshman record.

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March 10, 2021
Shireen Gore '23 races the 100yd backstroke, swimming to a new best time of 59.51. Gore was also an important part of Westwoods first place 4x50yd medley relay.

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March 10, 2021
The 4x50-yard freestyle team of Ayame Castel '22, Emma Bierley '22, KyAnh Truong '21, and Sadie Runeman '21 secured first by over two seconds at the regional meet. The quartet finished fourth in the state competition.

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March 10, 2021
KyAnh Truong '21 takes first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 55.02 seconds. With this time, Truong is seeded third for state, within .04 seconds of the first seed.

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March 10, 2021
Effie Castel '24 races the 100yd breaststroke to a third place finish. As only a freshman, Castel's point contribution made a huge difference.

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March 10, 2021
With a 52.92, Grady Radcliff '23 secures second in the 100yd fly. Radcliff's sprint fly also helped the Westwood 200yd medley relay secure first place.

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March 10, 2021
Racing on the 4x100yd freestyle relay, Shireen Gore '23 splits a speedy 54.81. This relay secured a spot at Regionals, placing second.

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March 10, 2021
Swimmers Sadie Runeman '21, Shireen Gore '23, Angela Ruan '23, and Ayame Castel '23 partake in their pre-relay tradition of touching fists. The Warriors had a wildly successful district meet.

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February 15, 2021
After years of hard work, Benjamin Truong '21 celebrates breaking the 1:00 barrier in the 100yd breaststroke. With a third place finish, Truong will be able to swim it again at the upcoming Regionals.

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February 15, 2021
Shaving .32 seconds off of his high school best time, Benjamin He '23 finishes with a 56.81 100yd fly. He came in 12th overall in this event.

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February 15, 2021
Sonny Wang '23 drops a monstrous 44.54 split on the 4x100yd freestyle relay, making up over three seconds. Wang also earned swimmer of the meet.

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February 15, 2021
Dillon Shadowen '24 races to a secnd place finish in the 100yd backstroke. Shadowen was also the integral backstroke leg of the winning 4x50 medley relay.

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February 15, 2021
Already up 20 points, the Warriors have a meeting while a frantic Del Valley calls a timeout. The team gathers and prepares to finish the game out strong.

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February 15, 2021
Josh Choy ('22) looks for a teammate to pass the ball to. He motions to Arjun Seth ('21) to move to his right in order to get closer to the basket.

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February 15, 2021
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February 15, 2021
Henry Chuo ('23) prepares to shoot a free throw.

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February 15, 2021
Darting away from his guard, Arjun Seth ('21) prepares to rush. He looks for any teammates to pass the ball to on his way to the basket.

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February 15, 2021
Manager Youngchan Kang ('22) takes to the field during half time, lining up three-pointers. During the game, Kang hypes the audience up to cheer on the basketball team.

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February 15, 2021
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February 15, 2021
Carson King ('22) stands on the free-throw line, preparing to shoot.

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February 15, 2021
Eric Kipper ('21) lines up for his second of two free throws. A player gets two free throws when they are fouled while attempting to shoot and their shot misses.

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February 15, 2021
Zach Engels ('22) keeps the ball away from a member of Del Valley. He looks around for a teammate to pass to or an opening to rush the basket.

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February 15, 2021
KyAnh Truong '21, Benjamin He '23 and Joshua Kang '21 relax in the warm down pool during a break.

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February 15, 2021
Coaches Matthew McBrearty and Austin Franklin attentively watch the meet. Swimmers talk to McBrearty and Franklin before and after their races for tips.

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February 15, 2021
Racing to the wall, Joshua Kang '21 finished his 100 yard fly with a time of 57.49. This time granted him 6th place overall.

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February 15, 2021
Grady Radcliff '23 celebrates his victory in the 100 yard free. Radcliff swam a time of 49.81, marking his first time under 50 seconds in the 100 yard free.

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February 15, 2021
Competing against teammates Huy Lai '21 and Robert Padurean '24, Matthew Allen '24 races the 500 yard freestyle. Allen claimed 8th place in this event, breaking his previous personal record by 3 seconds.

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February 15, 2021
Mayra Puga '21 swims the 100 yard fly against stiff competition. Puga shaved time off of her personal best and placed 9th for the Westwood Swim Team.

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February 15, 2021
Sohan Makwana '24 breaks the 1:00 barrier in his 100 yard freestyle for the first time. Makwana placed 19th overall with a time of 58.06.

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February 15, 2021
Body-lengths ahead of the competition, KyAnh Truong '21 races to 1st place in her 100 yard freestyle with a time of 51.71. Truong is set to compete in the US Open Championships next weekend against current and future olympians.

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February 15, 2021
With a 3 second lead on the next fastest swimmer, Sonny Wang claims victory in the 100 yard butterfly. Wang placed 1st in both of his individual events at this meet and brought the team's 4x100 yard freestyle relay victory as well.

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February 15, 2021
Netta Blinchevsky '23 lands just shy of her personal best in the 100 yard butterfly. Blinchevsky swam a time of 1:10.16, placing 18th overall.

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February 15, 2021
Jackie Liu '22 races breastroke for the Westwood B 4x50 medley relay. This relay went on to secure 3rd, placing above McNeil's A relay.

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February 15, 2021
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