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For the week of July 31 - August 6, 2002


Dolphins tune up for Sagebrush finals

Wood River, Sun Valley swim teams

With a week off from Sagebrush League action, the Sun Valley Dolphins and Wood River Dolphins went their separate ways last week to keep the kids tuned up for the Sagebrush finals Aug. 3 in Jackpot, Nev.

Ben Parker, boys’ 15-18 winner in the Wood River 100, shows his strong butterfly stroke. Express photo by Willy Cook

Sun Valley Dolphins coach Ed Flory took his team to the 2002 Snake River Summer Championships Friday through Sunday in Twin Falls. For many of the kids, it was their first long course meet and they did well.

Wood River Dolphins head coach Chris Jafay and his Hailey team hosted the second annual "WR 100."

Placings of the top WR and SV Dolphins at the recent meets:


Wood River Dolphins

Ashlea Bartlett, who helps coach the Wood River Dolphins, also posted the best girls’ 15-18 times in Saturday’s Wood River 100 event in Hailey. Express photo by Willy Cook

Assistant coaches Ashlea Bartlett and Shasta Mayhew said, "The Wood River 100 brought out the dedication and true competitive edge of our 35 swimmers in the meet, including many 9-10 year olds."

Making their debut at Saturday’s meet were 15 members of the Wood River "Smokin’ Trout" Masters.

Best-of-meet placings by class:

·  Boys’ 15-18: 1—Ben Parker.

·  Girls’ 15-18: 1—Ashlea Bartlett. 2—Leslie Riemann and Kathleen Connor.

·  Boys’ 13-14: 1—Scott Bartlett, Chris Chapman and Ray Bryson. 2—Cooper Lee.

·  Girls’ 13-14: 1—Danielle Smith. 2—Mia Stearns and Brittany Barney.

·  Boys’ 11-12: 1—Reed Stokes and Scott Isaacs. 2—Daniel Husband. 3—Kevin Isaacs and Jonathan Diem.

·  Girls’ 11-12: 1—Kaitlyn Farrington and Alyssa Steinman. 2—Laura Elgee and Allie Freund. 3—Tarren Bryson.

·  Boys’ 9-10: 1—Chase Caulkins and Brendan Freund. 2—Gene Fairbrother.

·  Girls’ 9-10: 1—Kelly Chapman. 3—Daniela Stokes and Erin Burbank.


Sun Valley Dolphins

Medal winners at Twin Falls were:

·  Girls’ 13-14: Krista Detwiler 5th in 100m breaststroke, 6th in 100m free, 7th in 200m free and 100m backstroke; Calley Brown 4th in 100m back and 5th in 200m free.

·  Girls’ 11-12: McKenna Collins 7th in 100m breaststroke, 8th in 50m breaststroke; Ashley Boand 2nd in 200m free and 5th in 50m butterfly.

·  Boys’ 9-10: Niels McMahon 7th in 50m backstroke.

·  Girls’ 8-and-under: Sage Howe 7th in 50m free.

Others Dolphins placing in the top 12 in their events during the U.S. Swimming-sanctioned meet were Courtney Perry, Alexa Turzian, Mandy Alexander and Harlan Collins.



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