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Records fall at Championship meet


By ERIC LUCERO
Express sports

Performing at your highest level at the championship meet is what every coach works for and last weekend the Winters Swim Team did just that.
Winters played host to the Golden Valley Swim League Championships that brought nearly 800 people to the Bobbie Greenwood Pool and broke five meet records along the way.
It was a busy weekend for everybody and a very successful meet for the Winters Swim Team overall, but some stood high above the rest.
It’s a great day to place at the championship meet and an even better day to win your event. But when you do it in record-breaking style, it doesn’t get any better.
Winters broke five different meet records over the weekend four individuals and one relay.
Jules Jiminez broke the 50 yard breaststroke in the 15-18 girls with a time of 33.98. In the same age group, Casey Cox broke the 50 free with a time of 26.28.
Lane Brown set a new record in the boys 7-8 50 free with a time of 36.09 and Lyla Anello broke the mixed 6 and under 25 free kickboard record with a time of 30.80.
In the girls 9-10 medley relay, Kalyssa Grinbergs, Amelia Doran, Emily Dodic and Anne Rodriguez teamed up to break the meet record with a time of 1:12.23.
The meet started on Saturday, July 23, with Winters taking one, two, three in the mixed six and under kickboard.
Anello won gold with her record-breaking time followed by Avary Brown in second and Grace Mariani in third.
In the girls 9-10 100 IM Emily Dodic took third place. Trevor Grinbergs took third for the boys 9-10 group. In the boys 11-12, Diego Valencia won gold.
Darian Lopez placed third for the boys 13-14. Cox won gold in the girls 15-18 and Alec Matheson placed second in the boys 15-18.
Christopher Rodriguez won gold in the boys 6 and under 25 free with Joseph Hawkins placing third.
In the girls 7-8 group, Maci Dodic took third place. Lane Brown won gold for the boys 7-8 with Zachary Rodriguez following at second. Emily Dodic and Anne Rodriguez both tied for second in the girls 9-10 group and Grinbergs took second for the boys 9-10.
Valencia took gold in the boys 11-12 50 free. Madison Duarte placed second in the girls 13-14 group.
Lopez won the boys 13-14 group with Dominic Rodriguez placing third. Cox broke the record in the girls 15-18 for gold, followed closely by Jiminez at second and Matheson took second for the boys 15-18.
Lane Brown won gold in the boys 7-8 25 backstroke with Chase Gibson placing third. Emily Dodic took second for the girls 9-10 and Colton Brown won gold for the boys 9-10.
In the 50 backstroke, Valencia won gold again in the boys 11-12 age group. Madison Duarte and Paige Davis took second and third respectively in the girls 13-14 age group. Lopez took third for the boys 13-14, Cox and Jiminez placed one and two respectively for the girls 15-18, while Matheson took gold. Kyle Gardiner was bronze in the boys 15-18 age group.
Saturday’s meet finished up with the relays starting with the girls 7-8 100 medley relay. Winters took second with Lillie Warren, Lena Passantino, Maci Dodic and Ava Muir-Vickey teaming up for team A, while team B with Eliana Mariscal, Katie Rodriguez, Isabella Rodriguez and Grace McLaughlin took third place for the bronze. In the boys 7-8 age group, it was JP Mariani, Lane Brown, Zachary Rodriguez and Chase Gibson taking the gold for Winters. The girls 9-10 age group broke the record as mentioned above.
In the 200 medley relay, it was Marcus Lopez, Eithyn Mello, Valencia and Matt Jurado teaming up for a first place finish in the boys 11-12. Winters girls 13-14 team of Daleah Walker, Madison Duarte, Nina Jurado and Paige Davis took second place, while the boys 13-14 team of Jacob Barry, Dominic Rodriguez, Garrett Matheson and Lopez won gold for Winters to finish off the day.
Lane Brown picked up right where he left off on Sunday, July 24, when he won gold in the boys 7-8 50 free with his record time. Zachary Rodriguez placed third in the event. Anne Rodriguez took third for the girls 9-10 age group. Colton Brown took silver for the boys 9-10.
In the 100 free, Valencia collected another gold with Jurado placing third in the boys 11-12. Madison Duarte took third in the girls 13-14. Lopez won gold in the boys 13-14 with Dominic Rodriguez placing third. Taylor Davis won gold in the girls 15-18 with Cox and Jiminez following at second and third respectively. Jacob Roberts won gold for the boys 15-18 with Gardiner at third.
In the boys 6 and under 25 breaststroke, Christopher Rodriguez won gold and Hawkins won silver. Maci Dodic took second place for the girls 7-8 age group. Zachary Rodriguez won gold in the boys 7-8 with Lane Brown at second place. Amelia Doran took second in the girls 9-10 and Anne Rodriguez was third. Colton Brown placed third in the boys 9-10.
In the 50 breaststroke, Valencia once again won the boys 11-12 with Montgomery MacMahon placing third. Paige Davis took second in the girls 13-14 with Madison Duarte at third. Dominic Rodriguez took second for the boys 13-14 age group. Jiminez broke the record for the girls 15-18 with Cox placing third and Roberts won the boys 15-18 age group.
For the 6 and under boys 25 butterfly, Christopher Rodriguez won gold again with Hawkins taking the silver. Maci Dodic won silver for the girls 7-8. Lane Brown took silver as well for the boys 7-8 and Emily Dodic did the same for the girls 9-10.
In the 50 fly, Valencia took the gold again in the boys 11-12. Paige Davis took third in the girls 13-14 age group. Winters took one, two, three in the girls 15-18 with Taylor Davis in first, Cox in second and Jiminez in third, while Gardiner took second for the boys 15-18 age group.
The championship meet ended with more relays starting with the 100 free. In the 7-8 girls, Muir-Vickey, Isabella Rodriguez, Katie Rodriguez and Maci Dodic took second place. Winters boys 7-8 team A with Nikolas Garcia, Lane Brown, JP Mariani and Zachary Rodriguez took first place, while the team of Logan Anello, Hawkins, Sean Wojan and Harper Brown took third. For the girls 9-10 group, Anne Rodriguez, Kalyssa Grinbergs, Amelia Doran and Emily Dodic took second place. The boys 9-10 group of Joel Barrera, Jordan Wojan, Colton Brown and Grinbergs took second place as well.
Gavyn Walker, Grayson Roberts, Jurado and Valencia won gold in the boys 11-12 200 free relay. In the girls 13-14 group, Daleah Walker, Nina Jurado, Lillian Wirth and Madison Duarte took second place, and the girls 15-18 team of Jiminez, Paige Davis, Taylor Davis and Cox won the gold to finish off the meet.