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SWIMMING: Getting their feet wet
Ripon opens with sweep of EU; Sierra boys edge Kimball
Bulletin swimming 2020
Ripon's Michael Chaves won the 200 individual medley in 2:08 at East Union. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

Ripon started off the Valley Oak League swim season with a pair of convincing wins over host East Union, winning the boys 94-72 and girls 137-33.
The Indians girls swept every individual event but one with Ashtyne Topie winning the 100 free and 200 free. Other winners for Ripon were Taylor Blair (200 IM), Haven Fasani (50 free), Elenor Tran (100 fly), Lauren McGowan (500 free), Madyson Valencia (100 back) and Darrian DeLeon (100 breast).
Cheyanne Sanchez finished third in the 100 breast for the Lancers.
Michael Chaves and Nolan Boger won two events each for the Ripon boys with Chaves winning the 200 IM and 100 fly and Boger the 50 free and 100 free. Kai West won the 200 free, Hunter Adams the 100 breast and Maka West the 500 free. 
Brian Lagua won the 100 back for East Union and was second in the 50 free. Lagua led a sweep of the 100 back with James Enos finishing second and Alex Hernandez third. 

Sierra 83, Kimball 81 (B)
Jacob Martin won the 100 breastroke by 0.19, and the Timberwolves got a third-place finish from Gabriel Lujan in the event to get enough separation for the narrow home win.
Kimball went on to tally a 1-2 finish in the 400 free relay, the final race of the meet, but it wasn’t enough.
Gabriel Monasterio took first in the 100 back, second in the 100 fly and was part of the winning 200 medley relay to lead Sierra. Jordan Shinn, Craig Randolph and Zach Van Zwaluwenberg joined Monasterio on the winning relay, and Shinn contributed a win in the 50 free.

Kimball 110, Sierra 59 (G)
2019 state qualifier Meghan Tolman paced Sierra with first-place finishes in the 200 IM and 100 breast.
Monique Ochoa (200 free), Rebecca Thomson (50 free), Molly Fadeff (500 free), the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay chipped in second-place points.

Junior varsity
Kimball 73, Sierra 43

Stepfany Perez and Maddi Munoz highlighted the Timberwolves’ lower levels, winning the 50 fly and 50 breast, respectively.
Moises Alvarado (50 back, 50 free) and Raymond Martinez (100 free) won events, but Kimball did not field a JV boys team.