by Joe Naiman
Although Rancho Bernardo High School won the dual swim meet against Ramona by a 92-77 score last week, Ramona swimmers posted best times in 13 of their 24 individual swims.
“All in all I’m not disappointed with the loss,” Coach Jolyn Yanez said of the April 10 meet. “The girls went out and raced, and that’s pretty important.”
Yanez noted that experience in the Rancho Bernardo pool might be parlayed into fast times at the league meet. Rancho Bernardo High will be the site of the Palomar League championship swim meet next month.
“I was encouraging the girls that this was going to be a prelude to league,” she said. “I was encouraging them to go out and really race this week.”
The Bulldogs took first place in three of the 11 races. Gina Lucas won both of her individual races with times of 2:10.48 in the 200-yard individual medley and 53.82 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle. Danielle LaRosa, Rachel Hogervorst, Ashlee Holabird, and Lucas won the 400-yard freestyle relay race in 3:57.19.
Although Paulina Bernd finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke race, her time of 1:18.67 is a consideration mark for the CIF meet.
The Bulldogs will swim at Saturday’s Ironman Relays hosted by Del Norte High School and will have a league meet April 24 at Westview.