WOODLAND — The Ripon Sea Lions swim club concluded its successful 2018 season in the 19th annual Sacramento Valley Meet of Champions held at Charles Brook Community Pool on Aug. 4-5.
Buoyed by four points contributors all in the 9-10 age group, the Sea Lions totaled 239 points for a seventh-place finish in the small division. The Johnson Ranch Barracudas (509) topped the small-division field, while the Elk Grove Piranhas (2,049) ruled the large division.
The Manteca Dolphins had two high-point finishers and ended up 32nd with 26 points in the small division.
Keira Brink was the top performer from the area, placing second in the 9-10 girls overall individual points standings while accounting for 74 of the Sea Lions’ points.
She qualified for five championship finals, taking second in the 50-yard freestyle (29.11 seconds), third in the 25 breaststroke (17.71), fourth in the 100 individual medley (1 minute, 15.91 seconds), fifth in the 25 butterfly (14.99) and seventh in the 25 free (13.91).
Giolanna Loretelli and Faith Fasani joined Brink in the 9-10 girls individual standings, scoring 54.50 and 10 points, respectively. Loretelli wound up sixth on points and third in the 25 fly (14.94), third in the 25 free (13.34), fifth in the 25 breast (17.92) and ninth in the 100 IM (1:18.26). Although she won the consolation final in the 100 IM, she clocked the fifth fastest time overall.
Loretelli competed in two consolation heats and took 11th in the 25 backstroke (17.81) and 13th in the 50 free (31.79).
Ashley Garcia teamed up with Brink, Loretelli and Fasani to race in the 100 free relay, and the Ripon quartet finished third in 56.97 seconds.
Ben Corgiat also played a key part for the Sea Lions, accumulating 68.50 points for fifth place in the 9-10 boys division. He turned in the top time in the 100 IM preliminaries and finished as the final-round runner-up in 1:12.94. He also placed tied for third in the 25 back (16.61), third in the 50 free (29.41), eighth in the 25 fly (15.78) and ninth in the 25 free (13.85).
Michael Chavez paced Manteca with 17 points and finished 14th in 13-14 boys. He swam in three consolation finals, taking 10th in the 100 free (54.30), 11th in the 50 free (24.40) and 13th in the 50 fly (27.58).
Mo Silva chipped in nine points from the girls 6-under division, where she came in 14th place. She won the 25 back consolation final but turned in the fifth best time overall in 24.53.