Swimming team takes second in WSC relays
Nestor Fernandez, Reporter
February 15, 2012
Filed under Sports
The Bakersfield College swim team started their season on Friday, Feb. 10 in the WSC John Joseph Relays at L.A. Valley College. The meet featured teams within their conference, and going into it, coach Charlie Pike considered this meet to be a low-key type of event, and a chance to see how his team is developing.
The coach discussed the results of their first competition.
“It was a mixed medley relay, one of our better relays.
That’s when you combine both four boys and four girls,” said Pike.
The pairings for BC combined Jordyn Hammett/Mattew Prasser (Breast Stroke), Brandelyn Storms/Joshua Delarosa (Back Stroke), Catherine Lugo/Ryan Farrer (Butterfly), and Franchesca Wyatt/Jake Reed (Freestyle).
The coach stated that the meet featured men and women pairings in each stroke and that they took second place overall for the relays, “It was one of our stronger relays. Our men’s medley relays was also second, and so it was a pretty solid performance.” The men’s second place team consisted of Mattew Prasser (Breast Stroke), Joshua Delarosa (Back Stroke), Ryan Farrer (Butterfly) and Jake Reed (Freestyle).
“Our girls 800 free relays, which each girl swims a 200 free, was another strong performance, they were second in that one, second to Ventura.”
The girls squad was made up of Jordyn Hammett, Daniela Miramontes, Brandelyn Storms and Franchesca Wyatt.
The strength of the Ventura team was well recognized by coach Pike.
“Ventura won most of the relays, they’re pretty stacked again this year.
They’re contending for a state title every year usually. Our girls beat them last year in the state meet, this year I don’t know if we’ll be able to pull that off. I think they’ll probably beat us at depth in conference, but we have a good shot at state, see how we finish up.”
The BC meet against College of Sequioas on Feb. 17 was canceled due to transportation issues.
In its place, the Renegades will feature an intra-squad meet at BC.