Williams, Pighetti pace DP to Channel League swim titles

Emily Rose Williams and Josh Pighetti turned in big-time performances to lead the Dos Pueblos boys and girls swim teams to championships at the Channel League swim finals at Ventura High on Friday.

Williams, who is headed to Texas, won the 50 and 100 freestyles in automatic CIF qualifying times (24.35 and 53.58) and swam on victorious 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams.

Pighetti captured the boys 200 IM (2:00.65) and 100 back (54.89), was the leadoff swimmer in the 200 medley relay and the anchor on the 400 freestyle relay.

The Dos Pueblos girls scored 401 points to run away with the team title. Santa Barbara was second with 259 points. San Marcos was fourth.

DP’s boys also dominated with 406 points, Ventura took second with 286 and Santa Barbara was third with 242. San Marcos finished fifth.

USC-bound Kevin Cappon led a sweep in the boys 100 butterfly with a winning time of 52.79. Vincent Dodero and Jared Rassler followed in second and third.

UCSB commit Chase Racich won the 50 freestyle (22.08) and led a 1-2 finish in 100 freestyle with Theo Coyne. Racich’s winning time was 48.10.

“It was pretty fantastic,” said DP boys coach Chris Parrish.

For the DP girls, Stanford-bound Kiley Neushul was a double winner in the 200 free and 100 backstroke, swam the lead leg on the 200 medley relay and the anchor leg on the 400 freestyle relay.

Emily Swindle captured the 100 butterfly and was on the 200 and 400 free relays.

Maelyn Adornetto was runner-up in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke and Madison Faulkner placed second in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Both grils were on the 200 medley and 200 free relay teams.

Cayley Cruickshank swams the second led on the medley relay.

Sarah Jamieson had her best day swimming for DP, according to coach Leslie Wiggins Roth. She won consolation heats in the 50 and 100 free in CIF consideration times and was part of the winning 400 relay team.

DP also won the JV girls team title.

Santa Barbara’s Sophie Trabucco captured the 500 freestyle in a personal best time of 5:13.26, and also finished second in the 200 free at the Channel League finals.

Kelsey O’Brien came in second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 free.

Lizzie Casier finished behind Trabucco in the 500 free and was third in the 100 fly.

Freshman Jessica Gaffney placed in two events, taking fourth in the 200 IM and fifth in the 500 free in personal best times.

Tarry Burkhardt won the 100 breaststroke in a personal best 1:04.34 for the Santa Barbara boys.

In other results for the Dons, Mark Davis finished third in the 100 free and fourth in the 200 Free; Michael Van Wickle (200 IM), Nic Johnson (500 free), and Cristian Bridley (100 back) all finished fourth and Grayson Delgado finished fifth in the diving competition.

The San Marcos girls 200 medley relay team (Ashley Wagner, Megan Riley, Dasha Depew, Sara Thwing) placed third with a CIF consideration time of 1:57.36.

Depew, a sophomore, placed third in the 200 free with a personal best of 1:58.55, and took fifth in the 100 at a 54.98. Swiming personal best times were senior Sara Thwing (56.80) and junior Amanda Underwood (58.59).
Wagner placed fourth in the 100 back (1:04.76) and fifth in the 200 IM 2:22.56.
Hannah Turk had her best meet ever, placing eighth 1:08.58 in the 100 back and 12th in the 100 breast (1:19.29). Emma Del Sol placed ninth in the 100 Fly, and 10th in the 100 back.
Seniors Rose Koper and Brittny both swam personal best times, Koper in the 500 (5:51.68), and Hummel in the 100 fly (1:07.85). Freshman Riley swam a personal best 1:15.91.
“Seniors Alex Brown, Brittny Hummel, Sarah Switzer, and Sara Thwing will be sadly missed next season. All have helped inspire and lead during their four years of hard work,” said coach Brian Roth.
In the diving, Brown placed second and freshman Emilie Mahoney placed fourth. Both girls qualified for CIF consideration and will find out on Sunday if their scores will qualify for next Thursday’s CIF finals .
The girls finished fourth in league, 50 points out of third.

On the boys side, Abbi Frandsen placed sixth in the 50 free and the Royals’ 4×400 relay finished fourth.