SELAH - With more swimmers at its disposal, Selah made last night's meet a bit more interesting than the first time the Dolphins took on the Sunnyside Sharks this season.
In the end, however, the Sharks again came out on top, winning 441-386. Three weeks ago when the Dolphins trekked to Sunnyside's pool, the Sharks won by a whopping 175-point average.
Last night's victory by Sunnyside improved the team's Mid-Valley Summer Swim League record to 5-1, 6-1 overall. The Sharks will host Othello's swim team in a non-league competition next Tuesday, July 14. Sunnyside's next league meet isn't until Tuesday, July 21, at Naches.
In claiming last night's 57-point margin of victory over the Dolphins, Sunnyside gained a 15-point advantage over Selah in the relay events. The Sharks won nine of the relay races compared to the six relay victories garnered by Selah.
Sunnyside's strength last night also surfaced in the younger age divisions. The Sharks came away with 26 victories in the 8&U, 10&U and 12&U events, compared to the nine wins Selah tallied in those three age brackets.
The Sharks' top mighty-mite performers in the individual races in those three younger age divisions included four-time winner Aydan Harrington at girls 10&U, three-time winner Parker Van de Graaf at boys 8&U, two-time winners Payton Sample at girls 12&U and Jacob Mendoza at boys 10&U, and one-time winners Ashlee Maldonado, Katelyn Banks, Lindsay Schilperoort, Johnny Heffron, Fox Rodriguez, Bryce Murphy and Alex Perez.