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Friday, July 30, 2004


An even dozen for Snake River Summer Championships

Ninth-place finish for Sun Valley

The Snake River Swim Championships in Twin Falls last weekend was the final long-course meet of the season for swimmers on the local SV5B and Sun Valley Dolphins swim teams.

A highlight of the three day meet (July 23-25) were the awards handed out for academic achievement. Swimmers who had completed ninth grade, maintained a 3.5 cumulative GPA, competed in three Snake River meets and are members of USA Swimming were eligible for the honor.

Several SV5B team members met the criteria, including Katie Bryson, Ray Bryson, Chloa Fuller, Amanda Harris, Rachael Becker, and Ben Parker. Amanda Harris and Racheal McGinnis were recognized as members of the Snake River Swimming All-Star team, and Harris also qualified for Zones in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle. The Zone team travels to Redding, California next month.

In the lanes, the 16-year old Harris stroked her way to the front in 10 events. Harris collected three gold medals and seven silver.

Other top ten swimmers were Melissa Becker, Sarah Brown, Katie Bryson, Ray Bryson, Sophia Carkonen, Grady Goodenough, Racheal McGinnis, Ben Parker, Bronwen Raff, and Esther Williams.

In a field of 12 teams, Boise YMCA topped the standings with 1,488 points. Pocatello was runner up with 925 and Idaho Falls YMCA was third with 619. Sun Valley placed ninth with 203 points.



Amanda Harris, 16, grabbed gold in the 100 Back, 200 Free and 200 IM, with silver in the 50, 100, 200, 400 and 1500 Free, 200 Back and 400 IM. Others finishing top eight in their events were Melissa Becker, 12: 3 400 Free, 6-200 Free, 7-100 & 200 Free & 100 Back. Sarah Brown, 11: 6 -100 Fly. Katie Bryson, 17: 3-100 Breast, 4-1500 Free, 5-50 Breast, 6-200 Breast. Ray Bryson, 16: 5-200 Back, 50 Breast, 7-400 Free. Sophia Carkonen, 10: 6-50 Breast, 7-100 Breast. Grady Goodenough, 15: 8-200 Breast. Racheal McGinnis, 13: 5-50 Free, 200 Back, 6-200 Free, 50 Breast, 8-400 Free. Ben Parker, 17: 6-50 Back. Bronwyn Raff, 13: 7-200 Breast, 8-50 Back. Esther Williams, 12: 6-50 Free, 100 Free, 50 Back, 7-200 IM, 100 Back.

Other best place finishes were as follows:

Rachael Becker, 15: 10-400 Free, 12-200 Breast, 14-50 Back, 100 Breast. Hannah Curran, 13: 12-100 Breast, 50 Free, 15-100 Free. Chloa Fuller, 18: 9-50 Back, 11-100 Back, 12-200 IM. Kaikoura Howe, 7: 17-100 Free, 19-50 Free. Sage Howe, 9: 19-200 Free, 20-50 Fly, 21-100 Breast. Marly Morgus, 10: 16-100 Breast, 19-50 Breast, 24-100 Free. Lindsey Pierce, 10: 27-100 Free, 31-50 Free Ashleigh Share, 13: 13-50 Breast, 14-50 Free, 17-100 Breast.

Relay team results: 14-under 400 Meter Freestyle - 5th, (A. Share, H. Curran, E. Williams, B. Raff); 14-under 200 Meter Medley 3rd , (M. Becker, S. Brown, E. Williams, R. McGinnis); 19-under 200 Meter Medley 5th (C. Fuller, K. Bryson, R. Becker, A. Harris); 12-under 200 Meter Free 4th, (M. Becker, S. Carkonen, W. Williams, S. Brown); 14-under 200 Meter Free 3rd , ( R. McGinnis, A. Share, B. Raff, H. Curran)



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