Jackson Melton crushed the Carpinteria school record in the 200 IM by almost five seconds at the Citrus Coast League swim prelims on Tuesday in Malibu.

Melton’s time was 2:01.25. He then rewrote his 100 breaststroke record for the sixth time, going 1:00.85. His previous best was 1:03.44.

Both of Melton’s swims bettered the Division 3 CIF automatic time standards.  He enters Thursdays finals competition as the No. 2 seed in the IM and No. 1 seed for the breaststroke.  

The Warriors claimed the top 4 positions in the 50 free with Justin Main, Jacob Otsuki, Asher Smith and Jacob Taff.  Their times were 22:70, 23:10, 23:50 and 23:74, respectively, and all were personal records.  Main, Otsuki and Chase Glasgow take the top 3 seeds in the 100 free as well.

In the 100 backstroke, the Warriors took the top 4 positions going into Thursdays finals with Asher Smith, Matthew Endow, Jake Ehlers and Glasgow in that order. 

Senior Erin Otsuki leads the way for the Carpinteria girls, earning the top spots in the 50 free (25:40) and 100 backstroke (59:85), which are both CIF automatic qualifying times and season best.

Sophomore Giulia Piccoletti holds the fourth fastest time in the 50 free and is second in the 100 breaststroke.  Lilli Nemetz is seeded second in both the 200 IM and 500 free and senior Taylor Classen is the top seed 100 fly.

— Noozhawk sports editor Barry Punzal can be reached at bpunzal@noozhawk.com. Follow Noozhawk Sports on Twitter: @NoozhawkSports. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.