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Dolphin swimmers to compete at prestigious meet
Sacramento Valley Meet of Champions being held this weekend in Woodland
Emma Silveria and 29 other Ceres Dolphin swimmers will compete at the Sacramento Valley Meet of Champions this weekend in Woodland. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

A large contingency of Ceres Dolphin swimmers will be competing at the Sacramento Valley Meet of Champions this weekend in Woodland.

“This is the third year we’ve gone to it,” said Tracy Bull, head coach of the recreational swim club. “We’re taking 30 kids. We’ll swim against the very best.”

Reuven Denton (15-18 boys), Daniel Hagens (15-18 boys), Logan Kier (15-18 boys), Tristan Freitas-Scott (15-18 boys), Donnie Cook (13-14 boys), Gary Dodd (13-14 boys), Elliott Lewis (13-14 boys), Jordan Browning (11-12 boys), Jeremy Kier (11-12 boys), Diego Armas (9-10 boys), Nicholas Campbell (9-10 boys), Oliver Kidd (9-10 boys), Iain McCarthy (9-10 boys), Taylore Bentley (15-18 girls), Katrina Guevara (15-18 girls), Gurpreet Singh (15-18 girls), Marysa Duncan (15-18 girls) and Ciana Sather (15-18 girls), Kassandra Armas (13-14 girls), Riley Geary (13-14 girls), Cassandra Carranza (11-12 girls), Aryanna Jimenez (11-12 girls), Alyvea Olanolan (11-12 girls), Emma Silveria (11-12 girls), Erin Geary (9-10 girls), Abigail Gonzalez (9-10 girls), Rebecca Reyes (9-10 girls), Monse Rios (9-10 girls), Kaydence Bispo (7-8 girls), Savannah Gonzalez (7-8 girls), Bianca Najera (7-8 girls), Madeline Staley (7-8 girls) and Leilani Olanolan (6-and-undergirls) will represent Ceres.

Dolphin athletes earned invitations to the prestigious event.

“You had to finish in the top 10 at your league championships or meet a qualifying standard,” Bull said.

Ceres placed seventh as a team at the 14th Annual Sacramento Valley Meet of Champions.

“We were pleased with our showing,” Bull said.

The 15th-annual competition will be staged on Saturday and Sunday at the Roseville Aquatics Complex. Trials and finals will be held both days.

“The level of competition is so good,” Bull said. “It’s a great opportunity for our kids.”