Girls sweep Caimans in final swim meet
By Joe Naiman
Ramona High School’s girls swim team closed out its regular season Saturday by sweeping all 11 events against Classical Academy.
“It was really nice to get to finish up with a win,” said Coach Jolyn Yanez.
The Bulldogs’ 123-43 victory was also Ramona’s final home meet of the season. Pre-meet festivities included honoring Ramona’s only senior, Meredith O’Gwynn.
The May 5 result gave Ramona a 2-7 season record in dual meets. Ramona’s league dual meet record was 0-5. The Bulldogs closed out their Palomar League dual meet season May 1 against Mount Carmel, with the Sundevils winning 105-63.
“There were lots of good races throughout the day, and I wasn’t disappointed with the outcome of the meet at all,” Yanez said.
Ramona took first-place points in two of the 11 races against Mt. Carmel. Gina Lucas swam the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.10, and the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Danielle LaRosa, Paulina Bernd, Rachel Hogervorst, and Lucas finished with a time of 3:54.41. During the eight individual events, 42 percent of Ramona’s varsity swims were best times.
Ramona increased its best time performance to 63 percent against Classical Academy.
Yanez placed swimmers in events to give them opportunities to make CIF consideration cuts. Bernd’s time of 59.50 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle not only won the race but also earned her consideration status, as did her time of 27.59 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle.
Hogervorst already had a consideration time in the 50-yard freestyle, although her winning time of 27.18 seconds lowers her provisional mark. She obtained consideration status in the 100-yard backstroke, winning the race in 1:08.49.
The winning 200-yard freestyle relay team of Bernd, Podoris, O’Gwynn, and Hogervorst spent 1:52.51 racing. Schwegler, Podoris, Holabird, and Jessie Gilbert had a winning time of 2:10.01 in the 200-yard medley relay. The winning 400-yard freestyle relay team of LaRosa, Gilbert, Jocelyn Schwegler, and Lucas took 4:02.13. Schwegler also won the individual 200-yard freestyle race, taking 2:13.33. LaRosa’s time of 2:27.61 won the 200-yard medley relay. Gina Lucas won two individual events with times of 1:00.82 in the 100-yard butterfly and 5:31.85 in the 500-yard freestyle.
League finals will be Saturday at Mt. Carmel.
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