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Manteca girls, Ripon boys prevail in VOL dual meet
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The Manteca High swim program earned a split against the Ripon Indians Thursday, winning in the girls meet 90-79 and falling to the Indians’ boys 98-70.

Kaile Hunt (50 free), Julia Saling (100 breast )  and Amanda Christensen (100 fly, 100 back) were victorious for the Buffaloes, while Amy Windschitl (200 IM, 50 free) and swam to second place finishes. Saling also nabbed a second place finish in the 100 free for the Buffaloes (3-3).

“It was a real team effort today,” Manteca head coach Elyce Silva said. “We only got two first places, so it wasn’t our best swimmers that won for us today. It took every girl on this team to earn this win and I am really proud of all them.”

The boys team (2-4) swept the 50 free, with Trevor Gardner, Stephen Ruble and Isamel Torres took first, second and third, respectively. Gardner also qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Sections with his 50 free time.

Sierra 96, Kimball 74 (G)
Sierra 91, Kimball 79 (B)

The Timberwolves were able to put a tough meet with Oakdale High behind them and put together a sweep of the Kimball Jaguars Thursday.

The girls won 96-74, getting victories from Ashley McKinney (200 IM, 100 back), Rachel Holmstrom (100 fly), Sophia Ferriera (500 free) and Olivia Higby (100 breast).

“Kimball is a good program,” Sierra  head coach Dave Breitenbucher said. “Our depth was the difference for us today. It was a good bounce back from a challenging meet with Oakdale.”

The boys got wins from Matt Elliott (200 free, 100 free), Ryan Melton (50 free), Nick Janero (100 fly) and Brandon Castro (500 free).

Oakdale 96, East Union 68
Oakdale 107, East Union 57

The Lancers were able to compete, but fell short in both the boys and girls meet against a talented Oakdale High program.

Elijah Salas continued to dominate in the 100 back, winning the even with a personal best time, The Lancers got a second place finish from David Hudson in the 200 and 500 free, Chris Wells’ second in the 50 free and Lucas Romero’s second place finish in the 100 free.

“It was really good to swim against a strong team like Oakdale,” Lancer head coach Kara Andrews said. “It made our swimmers step up to the challenge.

“And they did.”

Julia de Groot swam to section qualifying times in the 200 and 500 free events. Haley Boyd was second to de Groot in the 500 free, with teammate Amanda Solowski taking third for a clean sweep.