Ramona’s mermen dominate Pirates, Caimans
By Joe Naiman
Ramona High School’s boys swim team earned convincing victories April 23 against Oceanside at Brook Street Pool and April 25 at home against Classical Academy.
Ramona prevailed over Oceanside by a 119-45 score while defeating Classical Academy by a 96-73 margin.
“They were pretty dominant,” said coach Jolyn Yanez.
Brook Street Pool has a length of 33-1/3 yards, so times were irrelevant.
“It’s all about racing. It converts to nothing,” Yanez said.
Ramona began the April 23 meet by taking the top two finishing positions in the 266-2/3-yard medley relay. Garrett Glaudini, Carlo Silva, Brandon Powell, and Matteo Franchello posted a time of 2:36.75 while Isaac Gross, Noah LaGoe, Vincent Talento, and Connor Close finished in 3:02.40.
The Bulldogs then swept the top three 200-yard freestyle relay positions. Glaudini won in 1:53.08, Spencer Schwegler took 2:14.39, and Gross completed his six laps in 2:20.37. The Bulldogs also swept the top 500-yard freestyle positions with Glaudini posting a time of 4:54.54, Schwegler completing his 15th lap 6:06.52 after the starter’s gun was fired, and Close finishing in 6:37.21.
Maximum points were also earned by Ramona’s two 400-yard freestyle relay teams. Glaudini, Cory Davison, Ian Jacoway, and Talento had a winning time of 3:52.15. Powell, Franchello, Schwegler, and Quintin LaRosa finished second at 3:59.26.
Silva and Powell had the two fastest times at in the 133-1/3-yard individual medley at 1:25.54 and 1:27.71 respectively. Silva’s time of 1:04.99 won the 100-yard breaststroke with Davison finishing second at 1:14.09. Powell won the 100-yard butterfly in 58.35 seconds. Franchello’s time of 55.69 seconds gave him first place in the 100-yard freestyle.
Ramona’s other win was in the 266-2/3-yard freestyle relay. Davison, Gross, Jacoway, and Close posted a time of 2:27.05.
Franchello spent April 25 at an outing for foreign exchange students and Jacoway was conducting a college visit that day, which allowed Yanez to test some junior varsity swimmers at the varsity level. One of those was freshman Alessio Macias, who followed Gross and Close and preceded Spencer on the 200-yard freestyle relay team whose winning time was 1:48.92.
The top three 50-yard freestyle times were the 24.46 seconds by Davison, the 25.01-second performance from Gross, and LaRosa’s 26.90-second mark.
Glaudini won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:03.67 and the 500-yard freestyle in 4:48.22.
Powell’s winning time of 52.90 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle is also a consideration time for the CIF meet. Gross was second in that race at 56.62 seconds.
Silva won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:00.62, which is a CIF consideration time. Davison finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke, but his 1:09.73 is a consideration time.
The Bulldogs conclude dual meet competition Thursday at home against Del Norte.
- Ramona boys swim team ties two meets, Silva breaks school record
- Ramona High’s Garrett Glaudini places third in two swim invitational events
- Mermen take 1st win of season
- Boys swim wins eight races in loss to Sultans
- Mermen lose close meet to Westview
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