PROSSER - Prosser's Piranhas - thanks to the quartet of William Burgett, Haden Hicks, Sophia Gourley and Shannon Whiting - were able to take a few nibbles out of Sunnyside's swimmers last night. The visiting Sharks bared their teeth mightily in the rest of the match-ups, however, and swam off with a convincing 308.5-189.5 victory.
Thursday evening's win improved the Sunnyside summer swim club's league record to 8-2.
Last night's meet, as has been the case lately, was cut short due to nearby lightning flashes. But because four of the seven events were completed before the bad weather set in, the remainder of the races do not have to be made up and the results will officially go into the league record books.
Sunnyside had three swimmers who registered wins in all four events staged last night...the Broersma sisters, Brittany and Marisa, and Emily Banks. The Sharks also had two athletes who got in on three victories...Fox Rodriguez and Katelyn Banks.
The younger of the Broersma sisters, 16&U swimmer Brittany, was most impressive in the 50-meter breaststroke. She won by a 4.84-second margin over Prosser's Danielle McKiernan, the runner-up.
The elder of the two Broersma sisters, 18&U competitor Marisa, was never seriously challenged in any of her races. Her margins of victory were 5.73, 7.19 and 6.69 seconds in the butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke, respectively.
Emily Banks, at girls 12&U, also easily withstood her challengers. Her margins of victory in the three individual events ranged from a third of a second to 3.20 seconds.
Prosser's top two standouts were Burgett, at boys 16&U, and Hicks, at boys 10&U. Each of them won all three of the individual races in their age divisions, and both swam on the winning relay squads in their respective age groupings.
Piranha teammates Gourley (girls 10&U) and Whiting (girls 8&U) came away with wins in the butterfly and backstroke events.
One of the closest races of the night occurred in the girls 12&U, 200-meter medley relay. Less than two-tenths of a second separated the Sunnyside and Prosser squads. The photo finish went the Sharks' way, as the foursome of Emily Banks, Esmi Cerda, Brielle Newhouse and Emily Broersma clocked a time of 2:34.81. Finishing with a time of 2:34.95 were Prosser's Jenna Brown, Ali Cox, Leah Blakney and Kaylyn Sanders.
Another eye-blinker came in the girls 14&U, 50-meter backstroke. Sunnyside teammates Katelyn Banks and Lindsay Schilperoort battled it out for top honors, with Banks prevailing by just five one-hundredths of a second. In the same event, Sunnyside's Aydan Harrington and Jaiden Hamilton of Prosser tied for third-place honors, only three-quarters of a second back of the winner.
Sunnyside's final two league meets of the season are scheduled for next Tuesday at home against Toppenish and next Thursday at Othello. The July 27-29 Mid-Valley Swim League Championships in Naches will then close out the summer's action.
200-METER MEDLEY RELAY
1st-Sunnyside (A. Rodriguez, K. Rodriguez, R. Bonzi, B. Hazzard) 3:26.65
1st-Prosser (J. Channel, H. Hicks, C. Wright, I. Moreno) 2:59.28
1st-Sunnyside (E. Banks, B. Newhouse, E. Cerda, E. Broersma) 2:34.81
1st-Sunnyside (P. Van de Graaf, J. Heffron, C. Rodriguez, A. Gallagher) 2:48.23
1st-Sunnyside (L. Schilperoort, K. Bestebreur, K. Banks, A. Harrington) 2:15.06
1st-Sunnyside (Ma. Gallagher, Mi. Gallagher, F. Rodriguez, A. Heffron) 2:21.06
1st-Sunnyside (B. Broersma, M. Broersma, P. Sample, A. Newhouse) 2:07.98
1st-Prosser (S. Kawakami, C. Baker, W. Burgett, J. Wildman) 1:54.81
1st-Shannon Whiting (P) 22.45, 2nd-Halle Wright (P) 25.73, 3rd-Daniella Duran (S) 27.16, 4th-Brea'lle Berry (P) 27.69
1st-Myles Newhouse (S) 23.77, 2nd-Logan Rodriguez (S) 24.00, 3rd-Chase Yanez (S) 30.85, 4th-Cesar Vargas (S) 30.93
1st-Sophia Gourley (P) 43.47, 2nd-Chloe Bolstad (P) 49.32, 3rd-Arizona Rodriguez (S) 50.49, 4th-Bailey Hazzard (S) 51.09
1st-Haden Hicks (P) 39.48, 2nd-Coleman Wright (P) 45.29, 3rd-Clay Schilperoort (S) 46.81, 4th-Ian Moreno (P) 47.63
1st-Emily Banks (S) 35.51, 2nd-Jessica Scheenstra (S) 37.35, 3rd-Ali Cox (P) 38.05, 4th-Esmi Cerda (S) 39.87
1st-Carlo Rodriguez (S) 41.15, 2nd-Parker Van de Graaf (S) 41.91, 3rd-Clay Camp (P) 43.78, 4th-Jace Ziegler (S) 47.54
1st-Lindsay Schilperoort (S) 30.16, 2nd-Katelyn Banks (S) 31.25, 3rd-Aydan Harrington (S) 32.51, 4th-Jaiden Hamilton (P) 33.70
1st-Fox Rodriguez (S) 30.66, 2nd-Levi Russell (P) 35.30, 3rd-Mathew Gallagher (S) 35.91, 4th-Adrian Heffron (S) 38.13
1st-Brittany Broersma (S) 29.19, 2nd-(tie) Danielle McKeirnan (P) & Payton Sample (S) 32.25, 4th-Kassidy Burnett (P) 32.47
1st-William Burgett (P) 25.87, 2nd-Alex Perez (S) 28.45, 3rd-Sam Kawakami (P) 29.50, 4th-Nate Scheenstra (S) 31.32
1st-Marisa Broersma (S) 28.56, 2nd-Tara Van Corbach (S) 33.29, 3rd-Alexandra Newhouse (S) 33.78, 4th-Charley Beth Rollinger (S) 41.78
1st-James Wildman (P) 26.74, 2nd-Giovanni Rodriguez (S) 28.53, 3rd-Chase Baker (P) 31.84
1st-Halle Wright (P) 28.43, 2nd-Shannon Whiting (P) 29.47, 3rd-Abby Fitzgerald (P) 30.32, 4th-Elissa Hill (S) 33.66
1st-Easton Wright (P) 32.63, 2nd-Chase Yanez (S) 34.69, 3rd-Myles Newhouse (S) 40.91, 4th-Noah Moreno (P) 41.46
1st-Bailey Hazzard (S) 47.38, 2nd-Kameran Rodriguez (S) 48.57, 3rd-Arizona Rodriguez (S) 52.03, 4th-Lala Campos (S) 55.09
1st-Haden Hicks (P) 46.27, 2nd-Coleman Wright (P) 47.63, 3rd-Clayton Robert (S) 51.59, 4th-Clay Schilperoort (S) 54.79
1st-Emily Banks (S) 40.99, 2nd-Brielle Newhouse (S) 41.33, 3rd-Leah Blakney (P) 42.13, 4th-Esmi Cerda (S) 44.91
1st-Johnny Heffron (S) 41.15, 2nd-Jace Ziegler (S) 43.72, 3rd-Parker Van de Graaf (S) 47.15, 4th-Daniel Fitzgerald (P) 47.68
1st-Katelyn Banks (S) 39.15, 2nd-Kalie Bestebreur (S) 39.24, 3rd-Becky Wildman (P) 39.40, 4th-Kaylee Perkins (P) 41.29
1st-Fox Rodriguez (S) 36.61, 2nd-Camden Baker (P) 37.18, 3rd-Adrian Heffron (S) 38.33, 4th-Levi Russell (P) 41.43
1st-Brittany Broersma (S) 34.66, 2nd-Danielle McKiernan (P) 39.50, 3rd-Payton Sample (S) 40.90, 4th-Kassidy Burnett (P) 42.41
1st-William Burgett (P) 31.19, 2nd-Alex Perez (S) 34.09, 3rd-Sam Kawakami (P) 34.41, 4th-Nate Scheenstra (S) 39.40
1st-Marisa Broersma (S) 33.67, 2nd-Alexandra Newhouse (S) 40.86, 3rd-Tara Van Corbach (S) 42.49, 4th-Charley Beth Rollinger (S) 49.69
1st-Giovanni Rodriguez (S) 32.94, 2nd-Chase Baker (P) 35.41
1st-Shannon Whiting (P) 24.37, 2nd-Daniella Duran (S) 24.79, 3rd-Sierra Gourley (P) 26.45, 4th-Bianca Aguilar (S) 28.20
1st-Logan Rodriguez (S) 25.01, 2nd-Myles Newhouse (S) 25.87, 3rd-Logan Shultz (P) 31.66, 4th-Leif Van Doren (S) 31.73
1st-Sophia Gourley (P) 47.89, 2nd-Arizona Rodriguez (S) 50.49, 3rd-Chloe Bolstad (P) 51.63, 4th-Bailey Hazzard (S) 54.00
1st-Haden Hicks (P) 42.51, 2nd-Clay Schilperoort (S) 44.25, 3rd-Coleman Wright (P) 48.52, 4th-Ian Moreno (P) 49.36
1st-Emily Banks (S) 39.77, 2nd-Kylah Bunch (S) 42.97, 3rd-Teagan Bynum-Schab (P) 43.63, 4th-Jessica Scheenstra (S) 44.37
1st-Daniel Fitzgerald (P) 42.62, 2nd-Andrew Gallagher (S) 46.63, 3rd-Carlo Rodriguez (S) 47.49, 4th-Parker Van de Graaf (S) 48.34
1st-Katelyn Banks (S) 35.38, 2nd-Lindsay Schilperoort (S) 35.43, 3rd-(tie) Aydan Harrington (S) & Jaiden Hamilton (P) 36.15
1st-Levi Russell (P) 34.95, 2nd-Fox Rodriguez (S) 35.93, 3rd-Bryan Smith (P) 37.63, 4th-Adrian Heffron (S) 38.05
1st-Brittany Broersma (S) 33.22, 2nd-Danielle McKiernan (P) 36.37, 3rd-Kassidy Burnett (P) 37.02, 4th-Payton Sample (S) 39.25
1st-William Burgett (P) 30.81, 2nd-Christopher Martin (S) 32.69, 3rd-Sam Kawakami (P) 33.20, 4th-Alex Perez (S) 34.47
1st-Marisa Broersma (S) 32.06, 2nd-Alexandra Newhouse (S) 38.75, 3rd-Tara Van Corbach (S) 43.73
1st-Giovanni Rodriguez (S) 35.20, 2nd-Chase Baker (P) 43.91