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New meet records set in Turlock
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Rachel Watson, 10, of the Manteca Dolphins darts through the water during the 50-yard breaststroke at the Sea Dog Invitational on Saturday, June 27, at Pitman High in Turlock. Photo contributed

Bulletin staff reports


Manteca Dolphin Hayden Beier and a trio of Ripon Sea Lions broke meet records at the Seadog Invitational at Turlock’s Pitman High on Saturday.

Beier was the lone high-point winner for Manteca, as he earned 33 points in the 9-10 boys division with wins in the 100-yard individual medley (1:20.26), 50 backstroke (36.61) and 50 free (29.24). The 50 free time is a new standard for the meet, as he shattered a 7-year-old record mark previously held by former Sea Lion Christian Britton.

The Dolphins placed fifth overall with 739 points. Host Turlock Sea Dogs was the runaway winner with 1,938 and were followed by the Ceres Dolphins (1,458.5), Ripon (1,414.5 and Tracy Tritons (751).

Luke Watson (13-14 boys) was the Dolphins’ next highest points producer with a win in the 100 IM and runner-up finishes in the 50 butterfly and 50 breaststroke. Donovan Armstrong (11-12 boys) took second in the 100 free and 50 back. McKeane Beier (7-8 boys) chipped in first-place points in the 25 breast.

Ripon had six high-point champions and was led by Rylee Beidleman, who set two new records in the11-12 girls division. She won the 100 IM in 1 minute, 9.11 seconds, beating former Turlock standout Rebekah Muller’s mark (1:09.96) set in 2007. Beidleman also broke teammate Andria Martin’s 2012 record (30.28 with a time of 29.58 in the 50 fly. She completed her day of dominance with a win in the 50 breast (35.13).

While Martin (15-16) had one of her records erased, she shattered another by winning the 50 back in 29.81. The previous record belonged to former Sea Lion Annika Rigney (2008, 30.10). Martin also took first in the 50 free (26.14).

Nate Slikker obliterated a 25-year-old record in the 25 fly with a blistering time of 19.71 seconds. The previous mark of 23.15 was established in 1990. Slikker also cruised to wins in the 50 free (39.85) and 25 breast (26.14).

Sam Branco (7-8 boys), Reese Hansen (9-10 girls) and Jacob Thompson (13-14 boys) were other three-event winners for the Sea Lions. Adri Dorn (6-under girls) won two events and placed second in another.