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Ripon boys hold off East Union; girls cruise
Carson Morrow swims his way to a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle for Ripon Friday. - photo by JONAMAR JACINTO

RIPON — Ripon High’s lack of depth on its boys team nearly cost it in an 87-80 win over East Union Friday at Ervin Zador Aquatic Center.

Colin Scholl was East Union’s lone winner for the day, as he claimed the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events. The Lancers still nearly pulled out the win on the strength of their numbers.

The girls contest was more one-sided, as the Lady Indians had winners in all 11 events and outpointed EU, 118-52.

Corey Winter (100 fly, 200 free), Justin Park (200 IM, 100 back) and Zach Scudder (500 free, 100 breast) each won two individual events and were part of two winning relays. Carson Morrow took first in the 200 freestyle and helped the 200 freestyle relay win.

Jordan Collins (100 fly), Jose Duenas (100 free), Tommy Wong (500 free) and Elijah Salas (100 back) were individual runners-up for East Union.

The Ripon girls were led by multi-event winners Hannah Sweet (200 free, 500 free), Erika Brown (100 fly, 100 breast) and Emma Lewis (100 free, 100 back). Simone Gagnon (200 IM) and Maddie Hawes (50 free) each claimed one individual event, and all keyed winning efforts in the relays.

Janelle Macedo placed second in the 200 individual medley, 100 breast stroke and 200 medley relay to lead East Union point scorers.



Sierra 106, Lathrop 39

Sierra 124, Weston Ranch 43

The Timberwolves dominated their double dual at Weston Ranch. The only event Sierra did not win was against Lathrop, which captured first-place points in the 100 breast stroke.

John Buonauro (100 fly), Nic Perez (100 back), Scott Tolman (50 free) and Zach Thomas (100 free) were all individual winners and teammates on the triumphant 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relays.

Brandon Castro contributed with victories in the 200 free and 500. Simon Marquez took first in the 200 individual medley.


Oakdale 115, Manteca 51

The Buffaloes didn’t come up with any first-place points but had a handful of swimmers clock personal-best times, most notably Stephen Ruble in the 100 freestyle and Sterling Roberts in the 100 breast stroke and 100 freestyle.



Sierra 150, Lathrop 13

Sierra 136, Weston Ranch 36

Sierra did not lose a race and swept nearly every event.

The Lady Timberwolves boasted eight different individual winners: Rachel Holmstrom (200 free), Marissa Machado (200 IM), Ashley McKinney (50 free), Vanessa Flores (100 fly), Jennifer Tewell (100 free), Allyson Walker (500 free), Amy Windschitl (100 back) and Katie Bender (100 breast).


Oakdale 116.5, Manteca 51.5

Julia Saling was the lone Manteca swimmer to record a win, claiming the 100 back stroke. Lauren Helsley shaved nine seconds off her previous best time in the 500 freestyle and placed third.