Shark attack claims Naches swim team


Lala Campos of Sunnyside competes last night in the girls 10&U, 50-yard backstroke. The race was won by her teammate, Ashlee Maldonado.

NACHES - Not yielding a single point to Naches in the boys 8&U and girls 10&U age divisions, the Sunnyside Sharks made mincemeat of the Barracudas last night, 575-225.

All told, Sunnyside's 8&U boys and 10&U girls outscored their Naches counterparts by a 123-0 margin.

Thursday evening's victory boosted the Sharks' Mid-Valley Summer Swim League record to 4-1.

Sunnyside also dominated the host Barracudas in their 25-yard pool at girls 8&U and girls 14&U.

Naches picked up just one point in the girls 8&U races, that coming from Krista Freeze via her fourth-place finish in the 25-yard butterfly. Sunnyside piled up 51 points in that age bracket.

At girls 14&U it was a similar story, as the Sharks again only yielded a single point to Naches. The Barracudas' Emily Paulinsky averted the sweep by swimming to a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard individual medley.

Girls 8&U

Reese Gray of Sunnyside took charge by winning all four of the 25-yard competitions. Her margin of victories ranged from 3.94 seconds in the butterfly to 1.92 seconds in the backstroke.

Teammates Arianna Sanchez ('fly and free) and Abigail Albrecht (breast and back) each notched a pair of runner-up finishes. Sanchez also picked up two team points with a third-place finish in the breaststroke.

Also coming through for Sunnyside were Addy Barcenas (3rd in the 'fly and fourth in the back); Aline Anderson (3rd in the free and 4th in the breast); Elissa Hill (3rd in the back); and Sydney Banks (4th in the freestyle).

Boys 8&U

Sunnyside's Logan Rodriguez dominated by nailing down three top finishes. He won the 25-yard breast, back and freestyle events. His largest margin of victory came in the breaststroke, where he slapped the wall 6.19 seconds ahead of the next closest finisher.

The one other victory was claimed by Sunnyside's Cesar Vargas, that coming in the butterfly. Vargas, too, had a second-place finish in the back, as well as two third-place showings in the breast and freestyle.

Earning another 13 team points for Sunnyside was Erick Vergara with three runner-up placings ('fly, breast and free), and a fourth-place showing in the backstroke.

Also for the Sharks, Reid Weaver was third in the back and Benjamin Anderson placed fourth in the free.

Girls 10&U

Ashlee Maldonado of Sunnyside remained the Valley's swimmer to beat in this age division, winning all four 50-yard races last night. Thus far, Maldonado has been the most dominant this summer in the butterfly, and last night was no exception. She won going away in the 'fly, clocking a time of 38.72 seconds, 10.71 seconds ahead of the runner-up.

Also picking up team points for the Sharks were Janessa Frank (2nd in the 'fly, breast and freestyle, and 3rd in the back); Gentri Gray (1st in the IM, 3rd in the 'fly and breast, and 4th in the back); Kylah Bunch (2nd in the IM and back, 3rd in the free and 4th in the 'fly); Kameron Rodriguez (3rd in the IM); Bailey Hazzard (4th in the breast); Emily Broersma (4th in the free); and Mary Clough (4th in the IM).

Boys 10&U

Parker Van de Graaf proved to be Sunnyside's workhorse, winning four of the five individual events. His only blemish came in the 50-yard breaststroke, where teammate Johnny Heffron got to the wall first with a clocking of 51.56 seconds. Van de Graaf was second in a time of 55.72 seconds.

Heffron also had a pair of runner-finishes for the Sharks, in the 50-'fly and free.

Also for Sunnyside, Clay Schilperoort was third in the 'fly, back and freestyle, and placed fourth in the breast; and Logan Rodriguez garnered a third-place showing in the individual medley.

The Barracudas' top performer was Austin Meluskey, who placed second twice (back and IM), was third in the breast and fourth in the butterfly.

Girls 12&U

With the exception of Kaley Roberts of Naches, a two-time winner (back and free) and twice a runner-up ('fly and breast), Sunnyside picked up the rest of the team points in this age bracket.

Scoring points for Sunnyside were Aydan Harrington (1st in the 'fly and breast, and 2nd in the back and free); Jolissa Mendoza (3rd in the 'fly, breast, back and free); Emilee Maldonado (4th in the 'fly and free); and Emily Banks (4th in the breast and back).

Individual results from the 100-yard IM were not readily available this morning.

Boys 12&U

The Baracudas' Aaron George got the best of Sunnyside by winning three of the five individual events ('fly, back and IM).

The two other first-place finishes were claimed by Sunnyside's Adrian Heffron (breast and freestyle). Heffron, too, was second in the 'fly.

Also for Sunnyside, Skylar Gray had three third-place finishes ('fly, back and free); Mak Shergill was second in the breast and fourth in the 'fly; Carlo Rodriguez was fourth in the breast, back and freestyle; and Jace Ziegler was second in the IM.

Girls 14&U

The Sharks picked up every single team point available, with the exception of the one point Emily Paulinsky earned for Naches with her fourth-place showing in the IM.

Sunnyside's leaders included Payton Sample (1st in the 'fly and freestyle, 3rd in the breast and back); Katelyn Banks (1st in the breast, 2nd in the 'fly and back, and 4th in the free); Lindsay Schilperoort (1st in the back and 3rd in the 'fly); Summer Hazzard (1st in the IM); Kalie Bestebreur (3rd in the breast and free and 4th in the 'fly); Katelyn Hazzard (2nd in the breast and 3rd in the IM); Tiana Perez (2nd in the free and 4th in the back); and Jordan Rodriguez (2nd in the IM).

Boys 14&U

Alex Perez of Sunnyside was nearly untouchable last night, winning four of the five individual events. Justin Stanton of Naches got the top finish in the individual medley.

Sunnyside gained other team points from Fox Rodriguez (2nd in the IM and 3rd in the 'fly and breast); Mathew Marquez (4th in the breast); Christopher Martin (2nd in the back, 3rd in the free and 4th in the IM); and Nate Scheenstra (4th in the freestyle).

Girls 16&U

Brittany Broersma of Sunnyside came out on top in all four 50-yard races.

The one other individual race win went to Micaela Clark of Naches, in the 100-IM.

The other team points earned by the Sharks came from Alexandra Newhouse (3rd in the 'fly, breast and back); Tara Van Corbach (2nd in the IM, and 4th in the 'fly, breast and free); and Madi Marquez (3rd in the free and 4th in the backstroke).

Boys 16&U

Naches proved its mettle in this age bracket, claiming first-place finishes in all five individual events. The Whitmore brothers, David and Daniel, accounted for all the victories.

Sunnyside earned its team points from Giovanni Rodriguez (2nd in the breast and IM, 3rd in the 'fly, and 4th in the back and freestyle); John Newhouse (4th in the 'fly); and Drew Scheenstra (4th in the breast and IM).

Girls 18&U

With only two competitors entered in this age bracket, it was clearly the Marisa Broersma show. The Shark was never seriously challenged by Naches' Mylisa McGill, as Broersma won going away in all of the competitions.

Boys 18&U

Cristian Vargas kept Naches from winning all five of the races, as the Sunnyside swimmer averted a shutout by coming out on top in the 50-yard butterfly. He edged his teammate, Omar Vergara, by six-tenths of a second for the win.

Garrett Rice picked up three of the Barracudas' wins (breast, free and IM), with Naches' Aaron Schmitt getting the other one (back).

Vergara, besides being the runner-up in the 'fly, had a third-place finish in the breaststroke and came in fourth in the back and freestyle.


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