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  • Taft Tigersharks continue strong start in B meet

  • Three swimmers each win two races
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  • Just a couple of days after basking in the success of their meet at home, the Taft Tigersharks did it again early Tuesday evening when a number of Taft swimmers won multiple races in a B meet at Taft High School.
    Mason Gratt, Bryson Vega, Alli Swearengin and Daniel Velarde each won two races.
    Gratt’s victories came in first in the five and under 25 yard freestyle and the 25-yard breaststroke where he finished in times of 31.10 and 31.14 respectively.
    Swearengin won the five and under girls 25-yard freestyle and the 25-yard backstroke with times of 28.41 and 31.09 while Vega took first in the eight year old boys 25-yard freestyle and the 25-yard backstroke with times of 21.08 and 24.56.
    Velarde finished first in the nine year old boys 50-yard freestyle and the 50-yard backstroke with times of 43.43 and 53.86.
    Leonardo Morales and Breanna McDonel each won a race. McDonel won the nine year old girls 50-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:02.88 while Morales was first in the eight year old boys 25-yard backstroke with a time of 38.24.  Morales was also third in the 25-yard freestyle with a time of 25.21 and second in the 25-yard backstroke with a time of 28.62.
    Sabrina Tack had a pair of second place results. Tack was second in the 13-18 year old girls 50-yard breaststroke and the 50-yard freestyle with times of 48.28 and 35.19.
    Callie White also had a pair of second place finishes with one coming in the nine year old girls 50-yard butterfly with a time of 59.16. The other was in the 50-yard breaststroke where she had a time of 1:06.31. White was also third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 46.62.
    Kylie Nance was third in the nine year old girls 50-yard backstroke with a time of 59.19 while Mia Aquirre was third in the seven year old girls 25-yard breaststroke with a time of 43.72.
    Emily Ellis was second in the eight year old girls 25-yard breaststroke with a time of 29.16 while Chase Gratt was second in the nine year old boys 50-yard freestyle with a time of 45.08.  Ellis was also in a tie for fourth with Bakersfield Swim Academy’s Samantha Cooper. Both had a time of 22.32.
    Seth Usrey was second in the six year old boys 25-yard freestyle with a time of 28.56. Reanna Rowland was third in the 10-year old girls 50-yard backstroke with a time of 58.17 while Zayn Herrera was third in the 13-18 year olds 50-yard backstroke with a time of 49.12.
    Herrera was also fifth in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 38.09. Julian Morales was third in the seven year old boys 25-yard backstroke with a time of 36.47.
    Ashley Nance was fourth in the 11-year old girls 50-yard breastroke with a time of 1:01.59. Baylie Lyon was fourth in the 13-18 year old girls 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.89.
    Page 2 of 2 - The Taft Tigersharks return to action Saturday when they compete in the Lakeside meet at Shafter. The meet begins at 8:30 a.m. 
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