San Clemente swimmer Weston Rowan continued his rise as a cancer cells survivor by placing in two finals at the CIF-Southern Section Department 1 champions over the weekend in Waterfront.
The UC Santa Barbara-bound senior took fourth in the 200-yard specific medley with a touch of 1 min, 51.15 secs and sixth in the 100 backstroke with a 50.23. Both were All-America consideration times.
Weston likewise won both occasions in meet records (1:50.70, 50.25) at the Sea View League finals to assist the Tritons record the title.
He missed his entire student season during a battle versus non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Rowan was simply beginning his comeback last springtime.
“This is the real resurgence,” he stated last week. “I’m still not completely satisfied.”
Rowan’s journey likewise was acknowledged recently by the Orange Area Youth Sports Foundation, which awarded him the Jim Valentine Nerve award on May 9.
“It was fun,” he said of the honor reception. “I fulfilled some amazing kids.’
Rowan continuouslies undertake follow-up blood examinations as well as scans. His type of cancer, recognized as Burkitt lymphoma, started in the immune cells and also spread quickly.
JSerra football/soccer gamer Sam Guinane likewise gained the courage award from the structure.
The foundation’s scholar-athlete winners were:
Foothill football player Jenna Borovinsky, JSerra football player Peter Esparza, Valencia runner Ethan Frisone, Yorba Linda basketball player/runner Sarah Heckel, El Toro jogger Ashley Messineo, Beckman wrestler Daniel Murray, Brea Olinda basketball gamer Nico Natividad, Yard Grove wrestler/runner Isabel Ortiz, Troy basketball gamer Alec Sinek, Vacation home Park basketball player/track athlete Sydney Toand Trabuco Hills runner Natalie Regalado.
Regalado additionally won the Paul Salata Social work award.