TURLOCK — Led by seven high-point winners, including an impressive 1-2-3 sweep in the 6-under girls division, the Ripon Sea Lions dominated in claiming the Mid-Valley Swim League Championships title Saturday at Pitman High.
Ripon racked up a whopping 1,215 points to runner-up Tracy’s 778. The Manteca Dolphins finished third with 457.
The Dolphins didn’t have any high-point award winners but did have five swimmers crack the top three.
Mallory Brubaker, who won the 7-8-year-old girls 50-yard freestyle and took second in the 25 butterfly and 25 free, led the Manteca club with 23 points to place third overall in her division.
Other Dolphins taking third were Giovanni Padilla (19 points, 7-8 boys), Vanessa Flores (21 points, 9-10 girls), Maverick Lin (21 points, 9-10 boys) and Ty Wells (21 points, 9-10 boys).
Flores was the runner-up finisher in the 100 individual medley, 50 backstroke and 50 free. Lin and Wells also took three seconds, while Padilla twice finished third.
Also contributing key double-digit points for Manteca were: Johnny Buanauro (13 points, 9-10 boys), Nancy Enriquez (12 points, 9-10 girls), Abby Kramer (11 points, 6-under girls), Nicole Mason (12 points, 7-8 girls), Connor McKee (14 points, 9-10 boys), Natalie Randolph (18 points, 11-12 girls), Amy Windschitl (12 points, 11-12 girls) and Darrel Yamamura (17 points, 11-12 boys).
Kylee Zador edged out Ripon Sea Lions teammate Rylee Beidleman by a point to earn the 6-under girls division individual title. Sydney Vieira completed the sweep with a third-place finish.
Brothers Lucas and Noah Esenwein earned titles in different divisions, with the former winning the 6-under boys championship and Noah claiming the 7-8 boys.
Andrew Britton and Zach Pratt tied for the lead in 9-10 boys, while Rosie Vaughn and Katelin Britton share the crown at 13-14 girls. Kellie Mejia was also first and tied Tracy Triton Jennifer Porter in the 15-16 girls division.
Ripon also had the top performers in the oldest of the divisions, as Annika Rigney and Wes Eisenga won at 17-18.
Other top point-getters for the Sea Lions are: Jacob Thompson (second, 7-8 boys), Andria Martin (second, 9-10 girls), Emma Lewis (third, 11-12 girls), Christian Britton (second, 11-12 boys), Corey Winter (second, 13-14 boys), Derek Price (second, 15-16 boys), Greg Cowan (third, 15-16 boys) and Shane Nunes (third, 17-18 boys).
— Jonamar Jacinto