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Buffaloes bounce both Ceres programs

Marissa Padilla paces herself in the 500-yard freestyle during Manteca High's home meet against Ceres and Central Valley Friday.

JONAMAR JACINTO/The Bulletin


POSTED March 27, 2010 2:34 a.m.
The Manteca High boys swimming team took care of business against both Central Valley and Ceres highs, winning with ease in the school’s Valley Oak League meet Friday at Manteca High.

Against Ceres, Esaies Freeman (200-im), Kevin Craighead (500-free) and Joseph Brandi (100-back) all earned first place finishes, while Michael Guillroy (100-free) and Pablo Pfister both earned a second place finish.

The Buffaloes success continued against Central Valley, dominating the Hawks with nine first-place finishes. Freeman, Craighead, Guillory and Joey Grijalva all landed top finishes, with Freeman and Craighead earning two.

Manteca also grabbed first-place finishes in both the 200-medley relay and the 400-free relay.

Manteca 91, Ceres 79 (G)
Manteca 109, Central Valley 60 (G)
It took a valiant effort from the entire team, and that’s exactly what the Buffaloes provided in their VOL win over Ceres Friday.

Davina Bennet put together an impressive meet, winning the 50-free, 100-breast and teaming up on the 400-free relay and the 200-medley relay for four first-place finishes. The meet was an impressive follow up to a Sac-Joaquin Section qualifying performance at the Oakdale meet for the 200-medley relay.

“This was a really nice win for us,” Manteca head coach Elyce Silva said. “They worked hard in practice this week and it’s nice to be able to get four wins in one week.”

Sierra Roberts, Cari Carl, Amanda Christensen, Megan Donaghy all earned second place finishes, with Christensen earning two.

Sierra 99, Ripon 35 (B)
Sierra 101, Patterson 63 (B)
It was all Sierra in every facet, cruising to a pair of easy victories in action Friday.

Matthew Elliot (200, 500-free), Zach Holmstrom (100-breast, 200-im), Tim Cornish (50-free) and Zac DeGroot all took first place in their respective events in both meets. Nick Janero added a first-place finish in the 100-fly against Patterson.

Sierra134, Ripon 29 (G)
Sierra 131, Patterson 38 (G)
The Timberwolves dominated both Ripon and Patterson, beating both teams by a combined 102 points.

Megan Viduya (200-free), Kara Hall (200-im), Christina Ngo (50-free), and Niki DeGeorge (100-fly) all earned first-place finishes in both meets, while Marissa Machado and Jessica DeGroot added two.

Amanda Hixon (500-free) and Stephanie Davis (100-free) also took firsts.

— Jagada Chambers
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