Historians will remember Gregori High’s Andrew Britton as the first swimmer in Stanislaus District history to win a CIF State title, and that matters.
Britton won the 100-yard breaststroke final at the third annual CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at the Clovis Olympic Swim Complex.
He edged Ripon Aquatics teammate and best friend Ty Wells of Ripon High with a time of 54.94. Britton was the only swimmer to crack 55 seconds in the final.
“I just went for it the first half of the race,” Britton said. “I thought to myself to have no regrets coming out of the pool.”
The Stanislaus District has enjoyed a heavy presence at each of the CIF’s three state meets, but never has it returned a champion.
“It’s an amazing feeling, something cannot be taken away from you,” Britton said. “It is a feat that I can carry with me for years to come and use to continue to push myself in and out of the pool as to hopefully achieve more goals.”
Parents: Michele and Chris Britton
Where were you born? Modesto
Favorite class: Math
Favorite teacher: Mr Salazar
Favorite hobby: Surfing
Favorite athlete: Steph Curry
Favorite meal: Tacos
Favorite movie: Gladiator
Favorite app: Clash of Clans
Favorite emoji: Laughing face with tears
Can’t stop listening to (artist, track or album): Sam Hunt
Three things you’d want on a desert island: Boat, food, family
Finish this sentence: I want to be “6-foot-5 but that won’t happen.”