By Joe Naiman
The Palomar League swim meet at Rancho Bernardo High School was tied after the 100-yard butterfly event, but the Broncos outscored Ramona in subsequent races to take a 94-69 victory.
“Halfway through the event we were still all tied up,” said Coach Frank Yturralde. “They just had more swimmers than us.”
A team may enter up to three swimmers in each of the eight individual races and up to two quartets in each of the three relay races. Since each swimmer is limited to two individual races and two relay races for one meet, at least 12 swimmers are needed for teams to have full scoring opportunities. Ramona had nine varsity swimmers in the April 10 meet.
“I was very happy with the way they swam,” Yturralde said of his team members.
The Bulldogs began the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. Garrett Glaudini, Carlo Silva, Zach Lane, and Ted Dean had a time of 1:49.61.
Rancho Bernardo won eight of the other 10 events. Glaudini had a winning time of 2:04.96 in the 200-yard individual medley while Silva won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.27.
Tanner Williams of Rancho Bernardo took first place in the 100-yard butterfly, but Glaudini finished second while Dean had the third-place time of 59.70 seconds, Dean’s first butterfly race under one minute.
“That was actually a pretty good race. They were neck and neck coming down,” Yturralde said.
Dean also finished second in the 200-yard freestyle and took 1:59, his first time under two minutes in that event.
Fourth place in the 200-yard freestyle went to Ramona freshman Cory Davison, who made his varsity debut in the Bulldogs’ previous league dual meet. Davison had a time of 2:04.89 against Rancho Bernardo.
“I was very impressed with his 200 time,” Yturralde said. “I’m very happy with the kids. They tried to swim smart. They’re giving it their all, so I can’t argue with that. I can’t complain.”
The Bulldogs will spend Saturday at Del Norte High School for the Ironman Relays.