Several PAC 8 swim teams competed at the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 Prelims in Riverside on Friday.
Arroyo Grande’s Trent Schachter was third in the 200 freestyle in 1 minute, 40.41 seconds and was second in the 100 butterfly (49.62), and will advance to the finals in both events. Chris Dichmann was 16th in the 200 free (1:44.33) and 20th in the 100 free (47.95).
The 200 medley team of Charlie Watkins, Peter Fletcher, Schachter and Josh Smith placed sixth in 1:37.23 and will advance to the finals. Watkins also placed 15th in the 100 fly (52.07).
San Luis Obispo sophomore Galen Penvenne advanced to the finals in two events: the 100 free, where he is seeded fifth, and the 200 individual medley, where he is seeded ninth. His time in the 100 free (46.77) is a consideration time for the state meet.
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Atascadero’s Sean Mylan was 14th in the 100 free (47.67) and 17th in the 50 free (21.80).
Paso Robles’ Zac Brown was 10th in the 500 free (4:39.77) and advanced to the finals, and teammate Josh Dewhurst was 20th in the 100 backstroke (53.77), breaking his own school record.
The team of Dewhurst, Brown, Mitchell Iunker and Grant Scheiffele set school record in the 200 free relay for the second time in as many weeks, finishing with time of 1:29.68
The Tigers girls were led by Tyra Popovich, who was 23rd in the 50 free (25.82), and teammate Adelynn Peterson, who was 34th in the 100 fly (58.89) and 23rd in the 500 free (5:16.28).
For Arroyo Grande, the 200 medley team of Paige Leonard, Sarah Parson, Hannah Parson and Mikayla Pock was 19th at 1:53.48 and will be the first alternate in the race. Hannah Parson placed 22nd in the 100 free (53.98) and was 34th in the 200 free 1:59.22.
Sarah Parson, Emily Sonny, Pock and Hannah Parson placed 20th in the 200 free relay, a season best, and Sarah Parson went on to place 24th in the 100 breaststroke.
Valencia 9, Arroyo Grande 9 (98-89)
The Eagles fell in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs. The Eagles won eight out of nine sets in singles, led by Greg Hayden, who won 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4) and senior Andrew Arcangel, who won 6-3, 6-3, 7-5.
“They all gutted out some close sets there,” coach Lori Hollister said. “ Those tiebreakers were the difference.”
Five matches of the 18 came down to tiebreakers. The Eagles will lose two seniors to graduation, Archangel and Joseph Goryance.
“This a fairly young team,” Hollister said. “I saw a lot of improvement (over the course of the year), they really worked really hard to win the PAC 8 title. I’m looking forward to working with them next year.”
The Eagles had an undefeated regular season (14-0) and finish 21-4 on the year.
The doubles team of Goryance and Tyler Tencati will play in the CIF-Southern Section sectionals in Carpinteria on May 26.
Paso Robles 13, Righetti 2
Kyosuki Yoshiware had two hits and four RBI, and Christian Erickson had a pair of hits and two RBI for Paso Robles in a game that decided third place in the PAC 8 standings.
Jeff Giroux, Nolan Binkele and Justin Davis each had two hits and an RBI on the day.
Binkele went six innings on the mound and gave up two earned runs. The Bearcats (19-10, 13-8 PAC 8) will learn their opponent Monday, and will play either Wednesday in a wildcard game or Friday.
Mission Prep 6, Pioneer Valley 3
The Royals (8-22, 3-18 PAC 8) halted a 17-game skid, ending the season with a win. Freshman Dylan Beavers was 3 for 3 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored. Renn Duncan was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored, and senior Andy Boncich had an RBI double.
Junior Bryce Fledderman made his first start of the year on the mound after breaking three fingers in Mission Prep’s final playoff football game of the year. He went five innings and allowed one earned, a leadoff home run.
Martin Salas picked up the save, striking out three in two innings. The Royals will return 11 players next year.
Templeton 11, Orcutt Academy 0 (five innings Thursday)
Ashley Daugherty struck out 10 and gave up one hit and a walk in the win for the Eagles.
Daugherty finishes the regular season with 262 strikeouts. All nine players for Templeton had a hit.