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Last year, Erica Vong etched her name in College of San Mateo lore as the school’s first state champion in women’s swimming. This year, she was honored as the top swimmer in the state and proved CSM’s greatest women’s swimmer of all time.

The most prolific women’s swimmer in College of San Mateo history added to her legacy as sophomore Erica Vong topped the podium five times Saturday at the Coast Conference Swim Finals at Ohlone College-Fremont.

CSM headed to East Los Angeles College for the California Community Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships full of promise that this was the year the program would bring home its first-ever individual gold medal.

The Lady Bulldogs earned 10 gold medals at the Coast Conference championships last Thursday-Saturday at Las Positas College.

Year in and year out, the Bulldogs’ discus, hammer and javelin throwers, in addition to their shot putters, are among the best not only in the Coast Conference, but all of Northern California — and even the state.

Kawei Tan etched the last of his legacy with the CSM men’s swimming team over the weekend at the California Community College Swimming and Diving State Championship Meet at the East Los Angeles College Swim Stadium.

With CSM competing at the Los Positas Hawk Invite last Friday and Saturday, Tan made a splash with three first-place finishes. CSM earned four firsts overall with Tan topping the 18-team field in the men’s 100-yard backstroke with a time of 51.59 seconds, the 50 free with a 21.45 and in the 200 medley relay.

College of San Mateo’s Kawei Tan, a Burlingame graduate, won a state championship in the 100 backstroke in Los Angeles Friday in a time of 49.86.

CSM has used its legs to manufacture runs as Freshman shortstop Miles Mastrobuoni has swiped 18 bags on the season. As usual, the CSM track and field team has a number of standouts on throws. In the pool, CSM freshman Kawei Tan is seeded among the top five in the state in a quintet of events

As expected, the coast conference championship for the College of San Mateo were highlighted by a pair of standout individual performances.