Royals unable to keep pace with Ventura

The San Marcos swim team lost both the boys and girls meets at home against Ventura on Thursday.

The boys lost 123-47 while the girls were defeated 97-85.

For the Royals, Abhi Sarkar-Frandsen had an excellent day in the pool, wining both the 50 yard freestyle (23.02) and 100 yard freestyle (51.15) races. Spencer Kemp finished second in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:11.51) and Austin Howard won the diving competition.

In the girls meet, the 12-point margin was the closest the girls have been to Ventura in the last eight years. Sophomore Dasha Depew helped the Royals earn the impressive result by wining the 50 yard freestyle (25.58) and finishing second 500 yard freestyle (5:14.15).

Freshman Riley Heiduk also had a productive meet, setting personal bests in the 200 yard freestyle (2:09.81) and the 500 yard freestyle (5:43.21). She finished third in both races.

Both the boys and girls teams dropped to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the Channel League. San Marcos will swim next on April 5 against Santa Barbara at home.