Mermen take 1st win of season

By Joe Naiman

Ramona High School’s boys swim team won its first dual meet of the year in the Bulldogs’ final dual meet of the season at home against Classical Academy on Saturday.

The Bulldogs took a 108-60 victory over the Caimans while winning 10 of the 11 events.

“It was kind of nice,” said Coach Frank Yturralde. “Classical’s a relatively new school and they’re still building, but it was definitely about ending the season before (league) prelims on a positive note and celebrating our seniors.”

The Senior Night part of the May 5 meet honored Nathan Creswell, Ted Dean, and Zach Lane.

The win over Classical Academy gave Ramona a 1-8 record in dual meets. Ramona’s 0-5 Palomar League record was sealed May 1 following a 115-55 loss to Mount Carmel. The Sundevils’ pool was vandalized so the meet was held at Rancho Bernardo High School.

“What happened is kind of what I expected,” Yturralde said of the loss to Mt. Carmel. “They’ve just got a lot of depth.”

Ramona took first-place points in four races against the Sundevils.

Garrett Glaudini won two individual races with times of 23.44 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle and 50.86 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle. Carlo Silva had a winning time of 1:04.64 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Dean, Creswell, Cory Davison, and Glaudini won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:39.14.

Ramona won all events against Classical Academy other than the 100-yard freestyle race. Glaudini, Creswell, Dean, and Levi Vermuelen had a time of 2:05.63 in the 200-yard medley relay.

Dean, Creswell, Vermuelen, and Glaudini won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:39.99. Isaac Gross, Ian Jacoway, Carlo Silva, and Jesse Reiling needed 3:59.70 to win the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Two Bulldogs also won their first individual races. Creswell posted a time of 25.16 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle while Reiling’s time of 1:11.62 gave him first place in the 100-yard breaststroke and was also a personal best by more than two seconds.

Glaudini won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.63 and the 500-yard freestyle in 4:54.18. Dean posted winning times of 1:59.00 in the 200-yard freestyle and 1:00.85 in the 100-yard butterfly. Silva’s time of 1:04.46 gave him the win in the 100-yard backstroke.

The league meet finals will take place Saturday afternoon at Mount Carmel.

   
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