Sonoma swim squads shine
Dragon boys, girls sweep St. Vincent’s in SCL dual road meets
Senior Chase Campion (left) pulls away from his El Molino opponent en route to winning the 100-yard butterfly event during a recent SCL win by the first-place Dragon boys at the Sonoma Aquatic Center’s pool.
Keeping their Sonoma County League unbeaten streak alive in dominating fashion, the Sonoma Valley High School boy swimmers left St. Vincent’s far in their wake with a triumphant 103-27 performance last Thursday in Petaluma.
Also forging a one-sided swim win in their, so far, one-loss SCL season were the visiting Lady Dragons, who glided to a 123-27 dual-meet victory over St. Vincent’s.
Leading the SCL first-place Sonoma boys were the winning 200-yard medley relay team of seniors Sebastian Amara, Chase Campion and Arthur Morgan, and freshman Jack Lewis in 2 minutes 4.28 seconds; the victorious 200 freestyle team of Amara, Morgan, Campion and sophomore Adam Curry in 1:47.54; and the triumphant 400 free relay team of Curry, Lewis and frosh Cian Lacy and Max Shepard in 4:44.21.
Sonoma was also led by Campion’s 200 and 100 free first-place finishes in 2:03.56 and 52 seconds, respectively; Amara’s 50 free and 100 backstroke firsts in 26.41 and 1:10.91, respectively; Morgan’s 500 free and 100 breast-stroke firsts in 6:22.03 and 1:19.05, respectively; Shepard’s 100 butterfly first in 1:39.10 and 200 individual medley (IM) second in 3:17.12; Curry’s 200 and 500 free seconds in 2:26.29 and 6:40.83, respectively; Lacy’s 50 free and 100 fly in 28.48 and 1:39.12, respectively; Lewis’ 100 breast second in 1:21.80 and 500 free third in 7:28.62; and sophomore Rowan Todd’s 200 and 100 free thirds in 3:04.12 and 1:20.16, respectively.
Leading the Lady Dragons were the victorious 200 medley relay team of senior Allison Cogbill, junior Madeline Cline and sophomores Amanda Gillion and Ella Mighell in 2:24.06; the triumphant 200 free relay team of Cline, Cogbill, senior Caroline Knef and junior Gina Peil in 2:04.03; and the winning 400 free relay team of Knef, Peil, Gillion and junior Maria Hawing in 4:46.83.
The Sonoma girls were also led by Cogbill’s 50 free and 100 back first-places in 29.55 and 1:23.61, respectively; Gillion’s 100 fly and 100 free firsts in 2:10.78 and 6:18.84, respectively; Knef’s 200 free first in 2:41.49 and 100 free second in 1:11.72; Hawing’s 100 free frist in 1:10.77 and 100 back second in 1:26.80; Mighell’s 100 breast first in 1:36.10 and 200 free second in 2:51.33; Cline’s 200 IM first in 2:44.88 and 50 free third in 29.88; Peil’s 50 free second in 29.65; junior Abigail Van Kirk’s 500 free second in 7:44.29; frosh Natalie Baker’s 100 breast second in 1:40.69; and frosh Mariela Mendoza’s 200 IM second in 3:11.62 and 100 breast third in 1:44.27.
Sonoma’s swim teams are currently on spring break.