PROSSER - The Sunnyside Sharks summer swim team hit the road on Tuesday of this week and came away with a loss at Prosser by a score of 490-334.
The match was close early on, with Sunnyside trailing by just 48 points at one time, down 219-171-led by a pool record from Kaitlyn Broersma. The Piranhas then dominated in the backstroke and freestyle events to pull away.
Alyssa Martin was the highest individual placer for the Sharks in this category, finishing in third place in the butterfly in 1:03.90. The event was won by L. Blakney of Prosser in 46.77.
B. Wildman of Prosser won the breaststroke in 43.64 and teammate S. Perkins won the backstroke in 44.94. Blakney earned the top spot in the freestyle with a time of 36.95.
Lyndsee Anderson led Sunnyside with a pair of first-place finishes and two runner-up clockings.
Anderson brought home first-place honors in the breaststroke and freestyle with respective times of 37.72 and 27.77. She was also second to Prosser's M. Forsyth in the IM with a time of 2:52.82. Forsyth finished in 2:43.4. Anderson's other second-place finish came in a time of 34.59 seconds in the butterfly. Forsyth was first in the event in 31.15.
Forsyth also won the backstroke in 34.68, with Sunnyside's Allyson Weddle taking second in 37.13.
Katelyn Banks of Sunnyside was third in the backstroke in 37.66 and in the IM in 3:09.33.
Weddle was also third in the freestyle in 31.96.
Brittany Broersma sparked the Sharks with first-place finishes in the breaststroke (30.95) and IM (2:20.85). Broersma was second in the butterfly (28.78), freestyle (25.46) and the backstroke (30.82).
K. Watts of Prosser won the backstroke and freestyle, with respective times of 29.56 and 24.75 seconds. The Piranhas' H. Rankin won the butterfly in 27.52.
Marisa Broersma and Alissa Martin led Sunnyside in this age classification.
Martin was first in the butterfly in 27.19 seconds, followed close behind by teammate Jackie Rodriguez in 27.45. Broersma and Martin then went one-two in the breaststroke, with respective times of 28.71 and 31.98.
Broersma was second to Prosser's K. Crawford in the backstroke in a time of 28.74 to Crawford's 28.47.
Broersma and Martin took the top two spots in the freestyle, with times of 23.03 and 23.88, respectively. The duo did the same in the IM in respective times of 2:15.63 and 2:26.63.
The Sharks also swept the relays, with Martin, Broersma, Rodriguez and Emily Hutchins winning the medley relay in 1:57.03. The team of Martin, Rodriguez, Hutchins and Broersma captured first in the freestyle relay in 1:43.99.
Martin was third in the backstroke in 29.77.
Kaitlyn Broersma of Sunnyside set a Prosser pool record in the breaststroke with a first-place time of 25.70 seconds.
Broersma also claimed victory in the IM with a time of 2:02.65. Prosser's B. Beierle was second in the event with a time of 2:19.77.
In addition, Broersma claimed second-place finishes in the butterfly (25.13), the backstroke (27.82) and the freestyle (22.23).
Prosser's M. Elliott won the butterfly in a pool record 22.88 seconds, the backstroke in 26.02, and the freestyle in 21.78.
Sunnyside's Megan Tyler was third in the butterfly in 27.02, the breaststroke in 31.58, the IM in 2:23.31 and the freestyle in 24.27.
Katie Knee was second to Prosser's R. Watkins in the butterfly with a time of 24.19 to Watkins' 23.49.
In a virtual dead heat, Sunnyside's Rachelle Durfey nipped her teammate Knee in the breaststroke with a winning time of 29.74 to 29.77.
In another close race, Durfey and Prosser's R. Watkins tied for first in the freestyle with a time of 22.56. The Sharks' Crystal Moore was third in 25.46.
Watkins and Durfey also went one-two in the IM, with respective times of 2:10.49 and 2:23.81.
The Sharks' quartet of Megan Tyler, Kaitlyn Broersma, Knee and Durfey won the medley relay in 1:44.53.
Durfey was third in the butterfly in 25.55 and the backstroke in 30.14. Moore was third in the IM in 2:29.69.
Tavian Valenzuela led the Sharks with a second-place finish in the butterfly, posting a time of 49.22 seconds. Valenzuela was also second in the breaststroke in 48.25. Prosser's S. Blakney was first in both events with times of 40.13 and 41.88, respectively.
Bryce Murphy earned a second place nod for the Sharks in the backstroke in 56.68. Blakney was again the winner in that event in 38.94. Valenzuela was third in the event in 57.84.
Blakney and Valenzuela were also one-two in the freestyle, with respective times of 32.26 and 37.40.
Sunnyside's highest individual finish in this category came in the freestyle, where Alex Perez was third with a time of 29.71. Prosser's R. Lusk won the event in 26.19.
The Sharks came away with one victory, winning the medley relay in 2:55.56 behind the team of Joel Martin, Fox Rodriguez, Perez and Christopher Martin.
Rodriguez was also third in the breaststroke with a time of 41.81. Perez was third in the freestyle in 29.71.
Sunnyside's Giovanni Rodriquez set the tone for the Sharks, winning the breaststroke in 30.95 seconds and placing second in the backstroke (33.58), freestyle (26.49) and the IM (2:50.83). All three of those events were won by Prosser's T. Hobbick in respective times of 30.13, 25.09 and 2:18.12.
Rodriguez was also third in the butterfly in 34.68.
Brad Luff claimed top honors for the Sharks in the butterfly, posting a time of 23.07 seconds. Luff was second to Prosser's C. McKinney in the breaststroke, losing by less than half a second. McKinney and Luff also went one-two in the freestyle, with respective times of 20.44 and 22.31
Tim Stiteler also earned runner-up honors for Sunnyside in the backstroke with a time of 28.91, finishing second to McKinney, who posted a time a little more than half a second faster at 28.39.
Luff and McKinney swapped places in the IM, with the Shark swimmer coming out on top with a first-place finish of 2:07.94 to 2:19.81.
The Sunnyside boys won both relay events in this category.
The quartet of Stiteler, Cristian Vargas, Luff and Edgar Vargas teamed the medley relay in 1:50.67 and the freestyle relay in 1:36.81.
Stiteler was third in the IM in 2:23.31 and Edgar Vargas was third in the freestyle in 22.86. Luff captured third place honors in the backstroke in 29.21, while Cristian Vargas was third in the butterfly in 25.95.
Prosser's B. Hobbick won all five individual events. He took home the top prize in the butterfly (23.06), breaststroke (28.30), backstroke (25.63), freestyle (20.56) and IM (2:04.69).
Sunnyside's Jakob Anderson was second in the butterfly in 25.88 and the breaststroke in 32.01. Matt Hatfield was second for the Sharks in the backstroke in 28.64 and in the freestyle in 23.13.
Hatfield was third in the butterfly in 26.81 and the IM in 2:35.13. Teammate Spencer Jaquish was third in the backstroke in 30.53.
Anderson was third in the freestyle in 23.20.
Zile Wagner of Sunnyside was second to Prosser's K. Crawford in the butterfly, with a time of 25 seconds to Crawford's 23.85.
Crawford was also first in the breaststroke in 27.70, followed by the Sharks' David Knee in 29.13.
Prosser teammates T. Contreras and Crawford were one-two in the backstroke with times of 26.67 and 29.24, respectively. Crawford also won the freestyle in 20.13.
Wagner was third in the freestyle in 22.27, the breaststroke in 31.88 and the backstroke in 32.49.