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Dolphins place 3rd in Tracy invite
Robles is high-point winner, Ballews set new meet records
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Manteca Dolphin Christian Robles competes in the 50-yard butterfly and won the high-point award in his age group during the Tracy Invitational on Saturday. Photo by ROBERT ROBLES

The Manteca Dolphins edged out the Modesto Mavericks to finish in third place in the Tracy Tritons Invitational held Saturday at West High’s Pinkie Phillips Aquatic Center in Tracy.

The River Otters Swim Team out of Discovery Bay took the title with 1,694.50 points. Meet host Tracy Tritons Swim Club was the runner-up with 1,468. Manteca outpointed Modesto 775-766, and the Ripon Sea Lions finished fifth with 518.50.

Christian Robles-Fernandez was among the Dolphins’ top performers, as he claimed the high-point title in the 11-12 boys division. He competed in eight events, totaling 86 points while placing first in the 100-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 25.22 seconds. He was also second in the 100 freestyle, 50 butterfly and 50 backstroke and was part of the second-place 200 free relay and third-place 200 medley relay.

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Tyler Laney of the Manteca Dolphins competes in the 9-10 division 50-yard butterfly Saturday during the Tracy Invitational while wearing a cap commemorating former Dolphins standout Ty Wells. Photo by ROBERT ROBLES

Bianca Fraser also entered eight events and eclipsed four previous meet records in the 15-16 division, though she was not the winner in any of the races. She ended up second in the 100 fly, 100 IM, 100 breaststroke and 50 free and tallied 68 points.

Dominic Bossen contributed 63 points from the 13-14 boys division, winning the 100 IM (1:10.86) and 50 breast (36.02).

Brothers Bayan and Erfan Ballew each claimed three individual events and left their marks in the meet record books.

Bayan is the new meet record holder in the 13-14 division 100 free (53.76) and 50 fly (26.22). He also won the 50 back (31.30) and was on the second-place 200 medley relay, netting 51 points.

Erfan set new records in all three races he competed in: 100 free (54.32), 100 fly (1:01.45) and 100 back (1:02.76).

Jiana Sanchez racked up 49 points in the 17-18 girls division with wins in the 100 IM (1:17.97), 100 breast (1:30.26) and 50 free (30.64). She was also on the third-place mixed 200 free relay.

Randa Silva chipped in with 32 points in the 7-8 girls division. She won the 25 breast in 27.08 seconds.

Jayde Taylor-Slater won the 6-under girls 25 fly (30.10) and 25 back (29.59).

The Dolphins are back in action June 10 in a dual meet against Ripon.