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Beier, 9 Sea Lions seize high-point crowns at MVSL meet
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Joshua Harvey, 10, of the Manteca Dolphins loses his goggles during the medley relay at Saturdays Mid-Valley Swim League at West High in Tracy.

TRACY — Manteca Dolphins standout Hayden Beier punctuated his dominant run through the Mid-Valley Swim League season in Saturday’s championship meet held at West High’s Pinkie Phillips Aquatic Center.

He was the lone Mantecan to capture a high-point crown, winning all three of his events on a day otherwise ruled by league champion Turlock and runner-up Ripon. The Sea Dogs of Turlock stretched its run of league titles to four years by outscoring the Ripon Sea Lions 1,708.5 to 1,693.5. The Ceres Dolphins (1,322), Tracy Tritons (949) and Manteca (797) followed. Ripon had nine high-point champions who combined to shatter five meet records.

Beier, 10, cruised to wins in the 100-yard individual medley (1 minute, 17.67 seconds), 100 freestyle (1:06.37) and 50 free (29.24) for his 33 points. He also helped the 9-10 boys 200 medley relay take second and the 100 freestyle relay take fourth.

Younger brother McKeane Beier was the Dolphins’ next highest points producer and finished a point shy of sharing the 7-8 division title with Ripon’s Sam Branco. He won the 50 free, tied Ripon’s Evani Gaeta for first in the 25 fly and narrowly lost to Turlock’s Cooper Harris in the 25 breast. McKeane was also part of the third-place 100 medley relay and second-place 100 free relay.

Luke Watson (26 points, 13-14 boys) and Donovan Armstrong (25 points, 11-12 boys) both placed fourth in the points standings of their respective divisions. Watson had runner-up finishes in the 50 butterfly and 50 breaststroke and a third in the 100 IM. Armstrong was second in the 100 IM and third in both the 100 free and 50 fly.

Dakota Rodrigues was Manteca’s top female performer with 22 points for fifth place in the 9-10 age group. She had two thirds in the 100 free and 50 free and a fifth in the 50 free.

Gabriel Monasterio also broke the 20-point barrier, placing fifth in the 9-10 boys division for the Dolphins. He was second in the 50 back, third in the 50 fly and sixth in the 100 IM.

Although Ripon settled for second in the overall team standings, the girls team topped the competition thanks to its five high-point winners.

Rylee Beidleman and Amy Bacay share the 11-12 individual girls titles and were part of record-breaking efforts in relay events. They were joined by Kate Villegas and Molly Burton on the 200 medley relay, finishing in 2:09.18 to edge the 2005 record (2:09.31) previously held by Manteca. They later shattered a 21-year old record in the 200 free along with Aiko DeArth and Burton, clocking in at 1:52.57. The old record of 1:55.25 was set by a Manteca quartet in 1994.

Beidleman also established a new standard in the 50 fly (29.28) to break an 8-year-old mark.

Andria Martin (15-16 girls), Adri Dorn (6-under girls) and Reese Hansen (9-10 girls) were other three-event winners. Martin is the new record holder in the 50 back (29.54). Amber Scheid (13-14 girls) and Amelia Trejo (7-8 girls) were runners-up in the points standings.

Nate Slikker paced the Ripon boys with 33 points in the 6-under division. He also set a new meet record in the 25 fly with a time of 19.20, eclipsing a mark that stood since 1990. Noah Esenwein and Jacob Thompson tied for the top spot in the 13-14 boys division and were relay mates for the 200 free and 200 medley. Branco was No. 1 in the 7-8 group, and Lucas Esenwein placed second in 11-12.

Other top-five finishers for Ripon were: Karissa Carlson (fourth, girls 17-18), Morgan Sheaffer (fourth, girls 17-18), Kelly Ball (fifth, girls 13-14), Jadyn Franzia (fifth, girls 9-10), Jaya Fasani (fourth, girls 6-under), Morgan Franzia (fifth, girls 6-under) and Taylor Daigre (fifth, girls15-16), Matthew Lee (third, boys 6-under), Bret Crew (fifth, boys 17-18), Connor Self (fifth, boys 11-12), Ben Corgiat (fifth, boys 7-8) and Gaeta (fourth, boys 7-8).

All top-10 placers in each event — and others with qualifying times — will compete in the Sacramento Valley Meet of Champions set for Aug. 1-2 at the Roseville Aquatic Complex.