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Sea Lions set 11 new records at invitational
Manteca Dolphins place fifth at two-day event
Manteca Dolphin Taylor Blaire works her way toward the finish in the 6-and-under girls 25-meter backstroke. - photo by KIM VAN METER/The Bulletin
OAKDALE — Eighteen new meet records were set at the Oakdale Invitational swim meet this past weekend at Royse Memorial Pool, and 11 of them belong to the Ripon Sea Lions.

The Sea Lions won their second invitational of the Mid-Valley Swim League season with 904.5 points after claiming the 41st Annual Tracy Invitational over Memorial Day Weekend.  The Manteca Dolphins finished in a fifth-place tie with host Oakdale Gators with 186 points.

Ripon Sea Lion standout Andrew Britton again torched the field in the 9-10 boys division. In the Tracy Invitational, he set three new meet records and repeated the performance again in Oakdale in the 100-meter individual medley (1 minute, 22.47 seconds), 50-meter freestyle (32.82) and 50-meter breaststroke (41.17).

Four other Sea Lions broke two records apiece.

In the 11-12 boys division, Christian Britton broke records in the 50 breaststroke (38.12) and 50 backstroke (35.22). Andria Martin is the new record holder in the 9-10 girls 100 meter IM (1:27.54) and 100 freestyle (1:15.24). Rosie Vaughn staked her claim in the 13-14 girls 100 IM (1:11.30) and 50 breaststroke (35.58), and Annika Rigney set the new standard in the 17-18 girls 50 butterfly (30.92) and 50 backstroke (33.34).

All five record breakers also earned high-point honors in their respective age groups, as did Noah Esenwein in 7-8 boys, Logan Amandon in 11-12 girls and Jake Carlson in 17-18 boys.

Maverick Lin was the top points producer for the Manteca Dolphins with 26. He placed second in four events, the 9-10 boys 50 fly, 50 free, 50 back and 100 free.

Darrel Yamamura also had a big day in the 11-12 boys division, coming up with 24 points with runner-up finishes in the 50 breast and 100 free.

Other double-digit scorers for the Dolphins were: Amanda Christensen (14 points, 13-14 girls), Ashlea Green (17 points, 9-10 girls) and Ty Wells (17 points, 9-10 boys).

Earning top-three places in individual events were: Christensen (second, 13-14 girls 50 back; third, 100 free), Jaqueline Davis (third, 9-10 50 breast), Green (second, 9-10 girls 50 back; third, 9-10 girls 100 IM), Julia Saling (second, 11-12 girls 50 breast), Matthew Trejo (third, 7-8 50 free), Chris Wells (third, 15-16 boys 100 breast) and Ty Wells (second, 9-10 boys 100 IM).