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Manteca takes double-dual meet; now 7-2

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POSTED April 17, 2010 2:32 a.m.
PATTERSON — Manteca High’s boys and girls swim teams each improved to 7-2 in the Valley Oak League after defeating Patterson and Ripon Friday.

The closest contest was between the Manteca and Ripon boys, with the Buffaloes prevailing, 97-64. The Buffalo boys also dispatched Patterson, 104-64. The girls had an easier time, beating Ripon, 118-36, and Patterson, 125.5-43.5.

“I am so proud of all the swimmers today,” Manteca coach Elyce Silva said. “They have been working really hard in practice and they are feeling great about the results they are getting.

“Before the meet I told the kids they had the chance to be 7-2 by the end of the day, and they were really excited about that.”

Davina Bennett (50-yard freestyle, 100 breaststroke) and Cari Carl (200 individual medley, 100 butterfly) were the Manteca girls’ big point-getters, winning multiple events, including contributions to the winning 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams, against both opponents.

Also turning in first-place efforts were Sierra Roberts (200 freestyle), Amanda Christensen (100 freestyle) and Meghan Donaghy (100 freestyle).

Kaile Hunt chipped in a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke in her first varsity race, and Lyndsey Silva swam the 200 IM for just the second time and added second-place points while shaving four seconds off her best time.

Joey Grijalva (200 IM), Kevin Craighead (500 free) were the lone first-place individual finishers in Manteca’s head-to-head scoring against Ripon but had the advantage in depth. They also helped the 400 freestyle relay team capture first.

Against Patterson, Joseph Brandi (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke), Grijalva and Craighead each won two events, and Michael Guillory was the victor in the 100 free.

Manteca will cap the regular season at home next Friday against Sierra, which will host the VOL Championships May 1.

East Union 128, Lathrop 6 (G)
East Union 101, Weston Ranch 28
At East Union, the Lancers took advantage of their superior depth against two fledgling programs.

Katy Benedetti was one of the highlights for EU after cutting 2 seconds off her time in the 100 backstroke. Kim Lamar took second against Lathrop and set a personal best time in the 50 free.

East Union 129, Lathrop 10 (B)
East Union 120, Weston Ranch 28
The Lancer boys had three swimmers set season-best marks Friday.

Frank Ciccarelli took first while shaving 3 seconds off his previous-best time in the 100 butterfly. Jackie Chen placed second in the 100 breast stroke and cut 5 seconds, while Tyler Clayton beat his best time in the 500 free by a second.

— Jonamar Jacinto
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