The Mid-Valley Swim League’s reigning titlist showed well at the 17th annual Sacramento Valley Meet of Champions held at Roseville Aquatic Complex this past weekend.
The Ripon Sea Lions placed seventh out of 53 teams with 264 points in the grueling two-day meet and had three individuals capture high-point trophies. The Elk Grove Piranhas are meet champs with 1,150 points and were followed by the Gold River Stingrays (880) and Johnson Ranch Barracudas (521.5). The Manteca Dolphins finished 28th with 68 points.
Ripon’s Emery Biedermann was among the stars of the competition. The 6-under girls high-point champion took first in the 25-yard freestyle (16.46 seconds) and 25 backstroke (20.42), establishing new meet records in both.
Fellow Sea Lion Nate Slikker is the MOC’s top performer in the 7-8 boys division. He claimed the 25 free in 14.17. Slikker also won the 25 back (17.30) and 50 free (32.10) and was the runner-up in the 100 free, 25 breaststroke and 25 butterfly.
Adriana Dorn took second overall in the 7-8 girls individual standings after taking second in the 25 free, sixth in the 25 back, first in the 50 free (31.91), third in the 25 breast and third in the 25 fly.
Michael Chavez, the 11-12 boys MVSL high-point champ, had a strong showing representing the Manteca Dolphins. He placed third in the 50 free, sixth in the 100 individual medley, seventh in the 50 fly, 14th in the 50 back and 15th in the 50 breast.
Gabriel Monasterio, competing in the same age group, took third in the 50 back, 10th in the 50 free and 11th in the 50 fly. Young Dolphin Giancarlo Ramirez took seventh in the 6-under 25 free final.
Ripon’s Matthew Lee had three top-10 finishes in the 7-8 boys division, taking third in the 25 free, ninth in the 25 back and 10th in the 50 free.
Other Ripon Sea Lions finishing in the top 10 in individual events were Amelia Trejo (9-10 girls: ninth, 25 free, ninth, 50 free), Riley Slikker (9-10 girls: 10th, 25 free; seventh, 50 free), Brody Biedermann (9-10 boys: eighth, 25 free), Reyna Biedermann (7-8 girls: ninth, 25 back) and Ben Corgiat (9-10 boys: eighth, 25 breast, 10th, 100 IM).
The Sea Lions also had notable efforts in the relay events, as the 9-10 girls medley finished fourth, the 9-10 boys medley fifth, 7-8 girls 100 free fifth, 9-10 girls 100 free third and 9-10 boys 100 free fifth.