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UMHS Jason Williams. 200 yard freestyle. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

UNION MINE'S Jason Williams won two events Saturday. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

Sports

D’backs host Sierra Valley Conference swim finals

By From page A6 | May 05, 2014

EL DORADO — The Sierra Valley Conference converged at the Union Mine pool last weekend to determine its varsity league champions and crown its league champ.

Titles went to the Vista del Lago girls and the Cosumnes Oaks boys. The Lady Cougars took second with the D’backs, fourth, while in the boys competition, host Union Mine was fourth and El Dorado, fifth.

Shade tents ringed the pool as did swimmers cheering on teammates. The top finalist from Friday’s trials were serenaded with a rock-an-roll introduction prior to Saturday’s race finals.

In winning both the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly races, D’back Jason Williams was the sole double event winner. Williams won the 200 comfortable but was pushed in the fly race by Cougar Matt Coen (54.46-56.36).

Union Mine had an individual distance winner in Devlen Whisler who took the 500 meter freestyle event by over 18 seconds.

El Dorado had one individual and one relay team place first. Individually, Marissa Garcia won the 100 backstroke and also teamed with Kyle Covington, Hannah Covington and Katryna Holifield-Helm to win the 200 free relay by less than a second over a team from Cosumnes Oaks.

Swimmers with qualifying times will race next at sections.

Below are the top finishers in each event from El Dorado and Union Mine.

Girls — 200MR: 2-ED (Kyle Covington, Haley Owens, Marissa Garcia, Kaela Marcus), 1:55.40; 4-UM (Kaitlin Lishman, Brionna Schafer, Savannah Day, Caffrey Lynch), 2:08.30. 200 free: 2-Hannah Covington, ED, 2:08.06; 7-Kaitlin Watkins, UM, 2:25.69. 200IM: 2-Marcus, ED, 2:14.52; 7-Day, UM, 2:37.24. 50 free: 5-Maddie Salerno, ED, 28.22. 100 fly: 2-Garcia, ED, 1:02.81; 8-Day, UM, 1:10.73. 100 free: 4-Lynch, UM, 58.62; 7-Marcella Jacquemain, ED, 1:00.96. 500 free: 2-H. Covington, ED, 5:40.80; 7-Watkins, UM, 6:45.77. 200FR: 1-ED (K. Covington, H. Covington, Katryna Holifield-Helm, Garcia), 1:47.69; 5-UM (Lishman, Shayna Weiner, Bianca Zuniga, Watkins), 1:58.33. 100 back: 1-Garcia, ED, 1:03.34; 5-Lynch, UM, 1:07.43. 100 breast: 2-Owens, ED, 1:07.13; 6-Schafer, UM, 1:19.10. 400FR: 2-ED (Jacquemain, H. Covington, Owens, Marcus), 4:03.42; 3-UM (Day, Lynch, Watkins, Schafer), 4:09.17.
Boys — 200MR: 3-ED (Cameron Neeley, Dylan Thompson, Matt Coen, Marcus Holifield-Helm), 1:50.85; 5-UM (Sean Verbitsky), PJ Repetto, Devlen Whisler, Hank Hasemeier), 1:55.93. 200 free: 1-Jason Williams, UM, 1:49.19; 6-Keefe Pesko, ED, 2:10.23. 200IM: 2-Whisler, UM, 2:09.81. 50 free: 6-Wyatt Hasemeier, UM, 24.20; 8-Neeley, ED, 24.59. 100 fly: 1-Williams, UM, 54.46; 2-Coen, ED, 56.36. 100 free: 2-Coen, ED, 51.70; 7-W. Hasemeier, UM, 54.37. 500 free: 1-Whisler, UM, 5:05.33. 200FR: 3-ED (Thompson, Neeley, Chris Sota, Coen), 1:37.06; 4-UM (Williams, W. Hasemeier, Marcos Warda, H, Hasemeier), 1:37.47. 100 back: 4-Neeley, ED, 1:01.11. 100 breast: 4-Thompson, ED, 1:09.40; 7-Repetto, UM, 1:15.04. 400FR: 2-UM (Whisler, W. Hasemeier, Warda, Williams), 3:34.60; 5-ED (Sota, M. Holifield-Helm, Pesko, Jarrod Tart), 4:07.51.

Jerry Heinzer

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