Rio swimmers keep pace

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The Spartans still rule the pool.

Rio Mesa High’s boys’ swim team broke three school records in relays this year—the 200-yard freestyle, 200 medley and 400 freestyle.

All three relay teams enjoyed top-10 finishes at the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 Swimming and Diving Championships last weekend while propelling Rio Mesa to seventh place in the team scores.

Spartan boys Nick Vallejo, Kyle Walthall, Kenny Compton and Caulin Silber secured second in the 200 medley relay in 1 minute, 35.83 seconds.

Vallejo, Compton, Silber and Andres Sandoval snagged sixth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:13.35).

The 200 freestyle relay squad of Vallejo, Compton, Silber and Tanner Markham grabbed eighth in 1:28.43.

Walthall, a senior, seized fifth in the 100 breaststroke (58.66).

Vallejo, another senior, took seventh in the 100 butterfly (52.04).

Silber, a sophomore, won the consolation title in the 100 backstroke (54.5).

Rio Mesa’s boys have gone 85-0 in Pacific View League meets. They wrapped up another league crown this spring.

Abbey Brooks of Rio Mesa was 20th in the girls’ 100 backstroke (1:03.4)

Camarillo sophomore Michael Nunn was 10th in the boys’ 100 backstroke (54.86).

Teammate Jack Richey-Luna was 14th in the 50 freestyle (22.14) and 17th in the 100 freestyle (48.48).

For the Scorpion girls, Kaleigh Smith was 17th in the girls’ 100 backstroke (1:01.48) and 20th in the 100 freestyle (55.99).

Smith and teammates Anna Petrinec, Nancy Chen and Alicia Lewsadder were 16th in the 400 freestyle relay (3:48.79).

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