Dolfins compete at pentathlon meet
Special to The R-C
The Carson Tigersharks hosted the three-day Blizzard Blast Pentathlon last weekend in Carson City. Distance events took place on Friday, then the younger Dolfins competed in their five events Saturday and the older Dolfins on Sunday.
In the 8-and-under girls age group, Sydney Ingram improved by 2.47 seconds in the 25-yard freestyle and 1.21 in the 25 breaststroke. Ella Martin set times to beat in her first 100 freestyle and 25 breaststroke. Hadley Peck had a strong meet, dropping 9.88 seconds in the 100 freestyle, 2.38 in the 25 backstroke with a new B time of 26.94, 6.02 in the 25 butterfly and set a time to beat in her first 25 breaststroke. Caitlin Taylor improved by 4.41 seconds in the 100 freestyle and 2.97 in the 25 butterfly.
In the 9-10 girls, Eslie Clifford improved in both of her races dropping 3.13 seconds in the 50 freestyle and 7.78 in the 50 backstroke. Kalia Duffy took off 4.25 in the 50 freestyle. Keira Duffy dropped 3.06 in the 50 freestyle and set a time to beat in her first 100 individual medley.
Todd Gosselin improved in four of his five 8-9 boys races and also achieved three new BB times. In the 50 freestyle he improved by 3.47 in a time of 34.83, then in the 50 breaststroke, he dropped 4.46 with a time of 47.49, and in the 50 butterfly, he took off 8.70 with a time of 40.64.
Peyton Bratcher, competing in her first meet in the 11-12 girls age group, set times to beat in the 50 freestyle, 50 breaststroke and 100 IM. Sofia DeLange showed a 2.07-second in the 50 breaststroke, 2.97 in the 50 butterfly and 6.39 in the 100 IM. Lilia Fields took off 2.64 in the 50 backstroke, 3.43 in the 50 breaststroke and 8.06 in the 100 IM. Eden Neal achieved a new B time in the 50 backstroke. Anna Northcutt had a strong meet, dropping 11.02 in the 500 freestyle in a new B time of 7:02.65, 3.54 in the 50 breaststroke, 3.63 in the 50 butterfly in a new B time of 35.61 and 8.45 in the 100 IM in a new B time of 1:20.84.
In the 11-12 boys age group, Jesse LoPresto dropped 6.76 seconds in the 50 breaststroke and 12.82 in the 100 IM. Connor Taylor had a 100 percent improvement meet, shaving off 1.11 in the 50 breaststroke and 9.64 in the 100 IM with a new BB time of 1:12.88.
Aspen Paschke, the only Dolfins 13-14 girls swimmer, dropped 27.66 seconds in the 500 freestyle and 8.51 in the 100 butterfly.
In the 13-14 boys races, Dakota Blaha set times to beat in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Justin LoPresto had 100 percent improvement in his five races including a 3.44-second drop in the 100 freestyle, 10.99 in the 100 breaststroke, 21.29 in the 100 butterfly and 13.01 in the 200 IM. Chris Manning improved by 2.36 seconds in the 100 freestyle with a new B time of 1:04.70. Jack Stevenson had a drop of 50.98 seconds in the 500 freestyle, 11.80 in the 100 backstroke, 2.66 in the 100 breaststroke and 4.67 in the 200 IM. Daniel Taylor improved by 3.58 seconds in the 100 butterfly and 3.04 in the 200 IM.
Lily Bickmore tried five events in the 15-16 girls and looked strong in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.
Emma Gray competed in three 17-18 girls races and was not far off her best in the 100 butterfly.