Boys swim heads into Thursday’s meet with 3-0 league record
By Joe Naiman
A 119-51 win over Escondido Charter School gives the Ramona High School boys swim team a 3-0 Valley League record heading into Thursday’s meet.
The Bulldogs boys will compete against Classical Academy at Escondido’s Washington Park pool.
Against Escondido Charter at home on April 24, the Bulldogs took advantage of position points, finishing no lower than fourth in the seven events. Position points are given for the top five finishes in individual events and the top three finishes in relay events.
“The boys were definitely dominant,” said coach Jolyn Yanez.
Yanez, expecting a victory over the White Tigers, broke up the relay teams so that they would be competitive with each other.
“They got to kind of step up and practice racing,” she said.
The meet began with Ramona taking the top two positions in the 200-yard medley relay. Garrett Glaudini, Spencer Schwegler, Bryan Larson and Connor Close posted a time of 1:52.50. Tyler Crouch, Carlo Silva, Vincent Talento and Jacob Powers finished in 1:53.58.
Ramona then took first, third and fourth in the individual 200-yard freestyle race. Luca Pasqualini improved his CIF meet consideration time to 1:56.56, Trevor White completed the race in 2:13.99, and Eric Fink touched the finish line 2:22.57 after the start of the race.
In the 200-yard individual medley Silva’s time of 2:12.62 won the race, Close was third at 2:33.26, and Powers had the fourth-place time of 2:38.80. Glaudini won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.10 seconds, Cory Davison improved his consideration time to 22.89 seconds while taking second place, and Ethan Blackburn was fourth with a time of 25.31 seconds.
Talento completed the 100-yard butterfly in 58.92 seconds for his first varsity win and a CIF meet consideration time. Larson was third in that race at 1:07.12 and Powers placed fourth with a 1:11.98 performance. Glaudini needed 50.23 seconds to win the 100-yard freestyle with Blackburn taking second with a swim of 57.12 seconds and Talento earning fourth-place points for his time of 1:00.15.
An illness forced a last-minute Ramona scratch in the 500-yard freestyle race and left the Bulldogs with only two swimmers. They took the top two positions. Pasqualini improved his consideration time to 5:22.54 while Silva achieved a consideration time with a 5:24.95 finish.
The Bulldogs then swept the 200-yard freestyle relay preferred positions. Pasqualini, Schwegler, Fink and Blackburn had a time of 1:43.48 to beat out the 1:43.61 performance of Davison, Alessio Macias, Larson and White.
Escondido Charter’s only first-place finish was in the 100-yard backstroke, but Schwegler’s second-place time of 1:04.90 gave him CIF consideration status, Crouch was third at 1:08.37, and Thomas Schabbehar II earned Ramona’s fourth-place points for his 1:16.97 time.
Davison won the 100-yard breaststroke race in 1:04.84. Schwegler finished third at 1:19.86 and Patrik Skinner placed fourth with a 1:28.61 result.
Although one of Ramona’s 400-yard freestyle relay teams was disqualified for a false start, the quartet of Silva, Talento, Macias and Glaudini won the day’s final race with a time of 3:38.86.
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