NORTH COAST, Calif. – The combined swim team made of swimmers from Kelseyville High School and Clear Lake High School competed in a double-dual meet on Thursday, April 10, against Sonoma High School and New Technology High School.
The girls team beat New Tech but lost to Sonoma by just two points.
“This was the closest the girls have ever come to beating Sonoma – one of the strongest teams in our league. If we weren’t missing two of our swimmers we would have won both meets. The girls are proving to be a team to watch this season,” according to coach Agustin Merodio.
The boys, swimming with only four swimmers, lost to both New Tech and Sonoma.
“We have struggled to field a full team every week. If we weren’t traveling every week, and had had the opportunity to compete at home, we would have a better record. It is hard to travel every week. Our hope is that the Westshore Pool will be available next year so that we can once again compete on our home turf,” Merodio added.
For the girls, taking home first place honors were Sarah Merodio in the 200 Freestyle, Lauren Rudnick in the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Butterfly, Shannon Fronsman in the 100 Freestyle, Allison Hanson in the 500 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke, and Liz Fricker in the 100 Breaststroke.
The relay team of Liz Fricker, Sarah Merodio, Lauren Rudnick and Allison Hanson won both the 200 Medley Relay as well as the 400 Freestyle Relay.
“Championships are in less than a month and I’m looking forward to seeing how well this relay team can do,” Merodio said.
For the boys, Diego Tejeda continued to show his strength by finishing first in both the 200 Freestyle and the 100 Freestyle events.
Tim Peterson finished first in the 200 Individual Medley and the 500 Freestyle, and the relay team of Eric Miller, Tim Peterson, Diego Tejeda and Andres Tejeda finished first in the 200 Freestyle Relay and the 400 Freestyle Relay.
The team has a bye this week but will be back in the water for a double-dual against St. Helena High and Analy High the following week.
The team also would like to mention that they are teaming up with the Kelseyville Lions Club to host a Pancake Breakfast on May 11 at the Kelseyville Lions Club. Given that it will be Mother’s Day, all moms will get a carnation at the breakfast.