By Joe Naiman
With two of 11 events remaining, the girls swim teams of Ramona High School and Poway High School were tied in their Palomar League opener at Ramona.
Poway subsequently took the top two positions in the 100-yard breaststroke and first place in the 400-yard freestyle relay to win the meet on March 27 by an 89-81 score.
“It was an exciting meet,” said Ramona Coach Jolyn Yanez.
Poway won six races while Ramona took first place in five of the events.
“Earlier in the meet we dropped points in certain places, and that ultimately was what cost us the meet,” Yanez said.
A school may enter up to three swimmers in each of the eight individual events and up to two quartets in each of the three relay races. Scoring for individual events gives a school six points for first place, four for second place, three for third, two for fourth, and one for fifth. The top three relay race finishers earn eight, four, and two points respectively.
After Poway won the meet-opening 200-yard medley relay, Ramona freshman Danielle LaRosa won the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 2:05.78. Although position points maintained the Titans’ lead, junior Gina Lucas gave Ramona first-place points in the 200-yard individual medley; her time of 2:15.60 is also