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Prosser Piranhas chew away at Neptunes for dominating 541-259 win

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Grandview's Fabian Ruiz competes against Prosser last night in the 160-yard medley relay. The 14&U competitor completed the breaststroke leg of that event.

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Neptunes swim team last night lost 541-259 to the visiting Prosser Pirahnas to open the 2009 season.

Tiffany Owens of Grandview, however, won all five of her 16&U individual events, clocking 26.86 in the 40-yard butterfly, 30.82 in the 40-yard breaststroke, 30.60 in the 40-yard backstroke, 24.18 in the 40-yard freestyle and 2:20.51 in the 160-yard individual medley relay.

She helped her 160-yard freestyle relay team, which included Jessica Hall and Amanda McLean, garner top honors with a time of 1:48.22.

The Grandview team had several top finishers in their individual events.

Grandview's Cassandra Ruiz won top honors in the 8&U 40-yard butterfly, clocking 52 seconds flat. The closest Pirahna was Marin Bender, with a time of 53.07. Ruiz also garnered top honors in the breaststroke with a time of 1:00.28. She was the runner-up to Prosser's Jenna Knight in the freestyle.

In the boys 8&U events, Neptunes Nicolas Cortez and Treyton Parrish each garnered runner-up honors in the backstroke and freestyle, respectively.

In the 10&U events, Reagan Colson (37.82) was runner-up to Prosser's Leah Blakney (37.70). Grandview's Areesa Trevino earned third place honors with a time of 39.02.

Colson clocked 3:44.21 in the 160-yard individual medley relay for third place honors.

Trevino won runner-up honors in the 40-yard breaststroke with a time of 38.33, following Blakney's time of 37.49.

Neptune Natalee Oxley was runner-up in both the backstroke and freestyle, clocking 36.81 and 30.50, respectively.

For the 10&U boys, Luis Jose Valdez of Grandview earned runner-up honors in the 40-yard breaststroke, clocking 47.40 behind Prosser's Scott Blakney's time of 39.32.

Grandview's Tavian Valenzuela and Maurice Prieto earned third and fourth place honors in the event, respectively.

Prieto also garnered third place honors in the butterfly.

Valdez earned runner-up honors in the 160-yard individual medley relay and Prieto garnered a third place finish.

Neptune Tiana Perez earned a win in the girls 12&U backstroke, finishing in 30.71. She and teammates Taylor Hall, Aliyah Graham and Hailey Walker garnered top honors in the 160-yard medley relay, clocking 2:08.60.

Perez earned runner-up honors in the 160-yard individual medley relay, clocking 2:45.61. Walker earned runner-up honors to Piranha Annie Brouwer, with a time of 31.20 in the butterfly, and Hall earned top honors in the breaststroke, clocking 33.20.

For the 12&U boys, Grandview's Micah Binfet earned top honors in the breastroke. He clocked a time of 29.49 and the closest Piranha was Sam Kawakami with a time of 32.61.

Binfet also earned third place honors in the butterfly and third place honors in the individual medley relay.

Samanta Castaneda earned another top performance for Grandview with her time of 31.72 in the girls 14&U 40-yard backstroke, and boys 14&U swimmer Fabian Ruiz clocked 19.80 for top honors in the boys 40-yard freestyle race. Ruiz earned runner-up honors in the 40-yard backstroke behind Ty Hobbick of Prosser.

Madison Trevino earned runner-up honors for the 14&U girls in the freestyle and the breaststroke, and third place honors were won by Jessica Hall of Grandview in the freestyle and the backstroke.

Aaliyah Fonseca, Hall, Jessica Morales and Tawnya Francis garnered top honors in the 14&U 160-yard medley relay, clocking 2:09.59.

Dominic Garza of Grandview earned runner-up honors in the boys 16&U backstroke, clocking 31.42, behind Prosser's Chris McKinney. Garza also garnered third place honors in the freestyle event.

For the 16&U girls Jenalee Mariotti earned runner-up honors in the freestyle with a time of 26.53 behind Tiffany Owens, and teammate Jessica Hall clocked a time of 27.41 for third place honors.

In the 18&U boys events Spencer Blanshan (25.04) earned runner-up honors in the backstroke. He earned third place honors in the butterfly, clocking 22.93.

Grandview will host Toppenish next Tuesday, June 23.

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