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Dolphins to compete as all-stars
Ceres athletes qualify for Sacramento Valley Meet of Champions
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More than 40 members of the Ceres Dolphins recreational swim club will be traveling to Woodland this weekend to compete at the Sacramento Valley Meet of Champions.

"That's pretty impressive," head coach Tracy Bull said.

Dolphin standouts Reuven Denton (15-18 boys), Logan Kier (15-18 boys) Colin Ramos (15-18 boys), Julia Pata (15-18), Annie Connors (15-18 girls), Taylore Bentley (15-18 girls), Marysa Duncan (15-18 girls), Agustin Leyva (13-14 boys), Angelo Najera (13-14 boys), Daniel Hagens (13-14 boys), Tristan Freitas-Scott (13-14 boys), Hannah Denton (13-14 girls), Katrina Guevara (13-14 girls), Alexa Marquez (13-14 girls), Gurpreet Singh (13-14 girls), Donald Cook III (11-12 boys), Gary Dodd (11-12 boys), Elliott Lewis (11-12 boys), Jacob Pfanenstiel (11-12 boys), Alyvea Olanolan (11-12 girls), Camille Hartley (11-12 girls), Aryanna Jimenez (11-12 girls), Mikiela Jackson (11-12 girls), Camryn Silva (11-12 girls), Diego Armas (9-10 boys), Brett Hartley (9-10 boys), Evan Lumpkin (9-10 boys), Jeremy Kier (9-10 boys), Cameron Staley (9-10 boys), Emma Silveria (9-10 girls), Victoria Silveria (9-10 girls), Ally Feld (9-10 girls), Cassandra Carranza (9-10 girls), Tori Kelley (9-10 girls), Sofia Amaral (9-10 girls), Julian Marquez (7-8 boys), Kaydence Bispo (7-8 girls), Danika Brar (7-8 girls), Bianca Najera (7-8 girls), Abigail Gonzales (7-8 girls), Cailin Kelley (7-8 girls), Gabriella Jackson (7-8 girls), Madeline Staley (7-8 girls) and Zhaira Brar (6&under girls) qualified by meeting standard times and/or finishing in the top 10 at the Mid Valley Swim League Championships.

Olanolan finished sixth in the 100 IM, ninth in the 50 free and 25 fly, and 12th in the 25 back while competing in the 9-10 girls division at the Meet of Champions last summer. She set a personal record in the 100 IM.

Pata placed fourth in the 100 free, seventh in the 50 free, and 10th in the 50 fly and 100 IM in the 13-14 girls division. She posted personal-best times in the 100 free, 50 free and 50 fly.

The 14th-annual competition will be staged Aug. 2-3 at the Roseville Aquatics Complex.

The event will feature over 1,000 swimmers from 40-plus teams.

"It's run like an international meet," Bull said. "That's pretty exciting."