Channel League Championships go down at Buena

After the Jesusita Fire forced a late venue change for the Channel League Swim & Dive Championships on Friday, the Dos Pueblos boys still put together a title-worthy meet at Buena High School while the three local girls teams lost out to Buena and Ventura.

The Charger boys, who beat out their Don counterparts 355-319 for the title, got an early boost by sweeping the diving competition. Toby Reaper, Alfred Scott and Dewey Ledbetter went 1-2-3 for DP.



Junior Nolan Gardner and senior Drew Casier were the common threads in two winning relay team for the Chargers. Austin Cappon and Nolan Starczak joined up to win the 200 freestyle relay while Darrell Eacret and Christian Terpening combined with Gardner and Casier to win the 200 medley relay. 

The Dos Pueblos girls team, undefeated in league meets during the regular season, decided not to attend Friday’s meet.

The Santa Barbara girls finished third overall but collected plenty of impressive wins. 

Lindsay Parrish and Lolo Blair both won four events. Individually, Parrish won the 50-free and 100-butterfly in near league record times. Blair placed first in the 200-free and 100-backstroke.

Both combined with Samantha King and Amanda Wilson to champion the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay. 

Karl Boscacci won two events, including the 500 free in which he won by more than 10 seconds. Boscacci’s mark of 4 minutes, 35.96 seconds was eight seconds off the meet-record pace set in 1998 by olympian Mark Warkentin. 

San Marcos’ Emily Wheeler returned from a 5-week absence to take 3rd in the 100 butterfly while Jade Fitzgerald swam to consideration times in both the 50 and 100 free.

CIF prelims are Wednesday at Long Beach’s Blemont Plaza and finals will follow on Friday.