SWM: Warren, Visser lead Vaqueros to WSC victory

Katherine Warren set a school record in the 1000 freestyle on Saturday and also won the 500 free, leading SBCC to first place in WSC No. 2 at Paul Nelson Pool in Santa Maria.

The Vaqueros totaled 391 points to beat Bakersfield (335) and Ventura (325), Cuesta (257) and Hancock (227). It was the first WSC meet ever hosted by Hancock.

Warren, a freshman from Hightstown, N.J., swam 11:29.40 to win the 1000 by nearly 21 seconds. She won the 500 in 5:32.34. Rachelle Visser was also a two-time winner in the 100 free (54.82) and 200 free (1:59.21). Warren and Visser also swam on the victorious 400 free relay, along with Autumn Lovett and Katerina Cummins.

“We swam very well today,” said coach Chuckie Roth. “We had the hardest two weeks of training leading into the meet and the girls responded well. This meet gave our girls a lot of confidence as we have just about a month to go until the WSC Championships.”

Roth said he was “tremendously proud” of Alaina Chela, who captured the 200 IM in 2:19.16, then came back four minutes later and placed third in the 100 butterfly.

Ashley Macedo also swam well, posting personal bests with a second in the 100 fly (1:04.59) and a fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.73).

The Vaqueros will host WSC No. 3 on Saturday, March 28 at San Marcos High, starting at 11 a.m.