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Grandview's Micah Binfet comes up for a breath in the boys 10U medley relay.

GRANDVIEW - Swimming on their home turf Tuesday evening, the Grandview Neptunes swim team was defeated by the Toppenish Tarpons, 625-263.

The Grandview girls earned 182 points, while the boys contributed 81.

In the girls 17-18 category, the competition appeared to be strictly among Neptunes Allison Grow, Brittnee Sanchez and Alexiis McLean. Grow earned first-place finishes in the butterfly, backstroke and individual medley, while Brittnee Sanchez claimed first in the breaststroke and the freestyle.

In girls 13-14, Grandview's Tiffany Owens claimed a first place finish in the breaststroke by four-tenths of a second over Tarpon Beth Klingele. Competition was fierce between the two swimmers, with Owens trailing behind Klingele in the butterfly for a second place finish. Toppenish's Arial Valdez came in third in the butterfly, but edged out Klingele and Owens in the backstroke and individual medley.

Between Grandview's Hailey Walker, Tiana Perez and Taylor Hall, the Neptunes were top finishers in all five events in girls 10U. Perez earned first place finishes in the backstroke and individual medley, Walker earned first place in the butterfly and Hall took first in the breaststroke and freestyle.

Grandview's Martin Stuber earned first place finishes in the butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle in the boys 17-18 category.

In boys 11-12, Grandview's Jared Churchill squared off against Toppenish's Jeremy Klarich. Churchill was the victor in the butterfly by four-tenths of a second, placing Klarich in second. When it came to the individual medley, Klarich came in first in 2:20.60, with Churchill trailing behind at 2:24.31 for a second place finish. Klarich also earned a first place finish in the freestyle, while Churchill took third. Churchill also finished first in the backstroke, an event in which Klarich placed third.

In boys 8U, Toppenish's Joe Clark got the best of Grandview's Micah Binfet by two-tenths of a second in the breaststroke for a first place finish. Grandview's Tito Lopez took first in the butterfly, but Tarpon Alex Davalos trailed close behind, earning a second place finish just one second behind Lopez. When it came to the individual medley, Davalos took first, while Lopez came in third.



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