Talent from 15 different schools, including Ceres High, Beyer, Buhach Colony, Downey, El Capitan, Enochs, Gregori, Johansen, Los Banos, Merced, Modesto High, Oakdale, Pitman, Sonora and Turlock, competed at the 12th Annual Southern Section Swim Meet on April 16 at Johansen High School.
“It was a great opportunity for the kids to have a little glimpse of high-caliber swimmers,” Ceres High head coach Sue Garcia said. “It was a good experience for everyone. It’s still nothing compared to sections.”
Julia Pata paced Ceres High’s varsity girls team.
Pata finished first in the 50 free and second in the 200 free.
Ciana Sather finished third in the 100 fly.
Paige Connolly finished 19th in the 100 back and 31st in the 100 free.
Jullissa Arreola finished 20th in the 100 free and 23rd in the 100 back.
Kiera Brownlee finished 21st in the 200 IM and 25th in the 50 free.
Rhiannon Wynne finished 29th in the 100 breast.
Melissa Duarte finished 30th in the 200 IM.
Taleyna Sengsoury finished 31st in the 100 breast.
Lindsey Reedy finished 34th in the 200 free.
Monae Decamera finished 36th in the 200 free.
Jade Dominquez finished 37th in the 200 free.
Gurpinder Bahia finished 38th in the 100 free.
Ceres High’s 200 medley relay team of Ciana Sather, Kiera Brownlee, Julia Pata and Taylore Bentley finished seventh.
Ceres High’s 200 free relay team of Kassandra Armas, Paige Connolly, Taleyna Sengsoury and Jullissa Arreola finished eighth.
Ceres High’s 400 free relay team of Arreola, Connolly, Armas and Gurpinder Bahia finished eighth.
Elliott Lewis led Ceres High’s varsity boys squad.
Lewis finished 12th in the 100 breast and 24th in the 50 free.
Caleb Bishop finished 14th in the 200 IM.
Gary Dodd finished 18th in the 100 free and 23rd in the 50 free.
Logan Kier finished 20th in the 500 free.
Michael Barnes finished 25th in the 100 back and 34th in the 200 free.
Connor Mills finished 28th in the 100 free and 30th in the 200 free.
Adam Rantz finished 33rd in the 100 breast.
Noah Rantz finished 40th in the 200 free.
Ceres High’s 200 medley relay team of Caleb Bishop, Logan Kier, Tristan Freitas-Scott and Bobby Baranski finished eighth.
Ceres High’s 400 free relay team of Kier, Gary Dodd, Adam Rantz and Connor Mills finished 11th.