Sports: Water Polo, Swimming
Water nearly runs in the blood of the Brown family. As the third Ugly Eagle alumni from the Brown boys, Cal Brown has proved himself to be a special student athlete. With three years on varsity water polo and four years on varsity swimming, he has accomplished numerous goals in both sports. Throughout his years at CVCHS, he was awarded first team all-league in both water polo and swimming, as well as qualifying in his best events, the 50- and 100-yard freestyle, at North Coast Section multiple seasons.
Growing up, Brown was on the Springwood Swim Team and then swam year-round for Terrapins Swim Team and Walnut Creek Aquabears. The Clayton Valley freestyle relays of Brown, Niklas Weigelt, John Parker and Anthony Vizental broke the 200 and 400 school records. In addition, Brown placed in the top 12 at NCS in both the 50 and 100 freestyle and his relays also were both Section finalists as the Ugly Eagles boys took sixth overall. “My favorite part of being an athlete and representing Clayton Valley is the meaning that comes with it. There are many past legends in all of CV’s sports and it’s an honor to be participating in programs that these former Eagles did as well,” Brown says.
He was also very involved at school as a member of CSF, Senior Men and part of ASB Leadership and the yearbook staff. Brown received the Presidential Education award for maintaining a 4.0 or above GPA throughout his years at CVCHS. He will attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to study kinesiology and swim for the Mustangs. Brown is “very thankful for these past four years” and wishes “present and future Eagles good luck in their future athletic and academic endeavors.”
CVCHS student journalist Sydney Skow wrote this Spotlight.
The Pioneer congratulates Cal and thanks Athlete Spotlight sponsors Dr. Laura Lacey & Dr. Christopher Ruzicka who have been serving the Concord and Clayton area for 25 years at Family Vision Care Optometry. www.laceyandruzicka.com
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