The Ventura College men's and women's swimming and diving teams had a solid outing on day one of the three-day CCCAA State Championships at East Los Angeles College Thursday. The Pirate men were in ninth place overall and the women were in 13th out of 28 and 27 scoring teams, respectively. Combined, the teams scored in nine of the 12 events on the day. The women's 200-yard freestyle relay team of Kaitlyn Peters, Sabrina Cherfane, Kelsey Golden and Paige Treloar-Ballard posted the best finish, touching the wall in seventh in the first finals race of the evening session.
VC's men's 200-yard freestyle relay had a strong showing as Jack Pickett, David Peterson, Derek Krzyski and Jack Burleigh finished in eighth place. Thomas Bunker came in 12th in the 500-yard freestyle and the 400-yard medley relay team of Burleigh, Kaleb Rodarte, Krzyski and Pickett also earned points for 12th place. Rodarte finished the 200-yard individual medley in 13th and Deonn Crilly was 13th in the 3m diving competition.
On the women's side, the 400-yard medley relay team of Alejendra Medina, Maria Petraitis, Treloar-Ballard and Peters finished in 13th place. Brittany Oliver earned points in 14th place in the 500-yard freestyle while Petraitis was 16th in the 200-yard IM.
The championships continue Friday nd Saturday, May 5 and 6 in Monterey Park at East Los Angeles College's indoor pool.