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THE DALLES SWIM team member Marin Alvarez cuts through the water in the 50-yard butterfly at Juniper Swim and Fitness Center for a time of 47.37 seconds. Alvarez, 14, also completed a time of 38.69 in her try in the 50-yard freestyle. For the day, TDST had eight top-10 performances in Bend.


THE DALLES SWIM team member Marin Alvarez cuts through the water in the 50-yard butterfly at Juniper Swim and Fitness Center for a time of 47.37 seconds. Alvarez, 14, also completed a time of 38.69 in her try in the 50-yard freestyle. For the day, TDST had eight top-10 performances in Bend.



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KENNEDY ABBAS performs in the 50-yard freestyle event in Bend Friday.

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LUCAS MITCHELL, 11, had a time of one minute and 38.87 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle event Friday at the Bend Open Invitational for a 24.62-second improvement. Mitchell cut down time in two of his four events.

The Dalles Swim Team capped a successful 2015 summer season with eight top-10 finishes and 12 of the 25 participants shaved off times from their previous bests in the Bend Open Invitational Meet Friday at Juniper Swim and Fitness Center in Bend.

“It was a well-run meet and a nice meet to end the season,” said co-head coach Scott McKay.

“All of the swimmers swam well, swimming personal bests,” he said.

In all, TDST competed against several of the state’s best swim teams and was still able to put forth solid efforts and personal records.

Logan Mitchell, 7, had his best run in the 25-yard butterfly with a time of 31.52 for 10th place

Rhylie Van Matre, 5, had a pair of eighth-place outcomes with marks of 41.18 in the 25-yard backstroke and 33.64 in the 25-yard freestyle.

Andrew Clifford, 17, had a time of 1:05.14 in the 100-yard individual medley, went for 1:12.59 for 10th place in the 100-yard breastroke, added a 53.81 in the 100-yard freestyle and placed ninth in the 50-yard butterfly with a mark of 28.86.

Lucille Booth, 10, placed seventh in the 100-yard freestyle with her time of 1:16.33, and she had a 33.99 in her try in the 50-yard freestyle for eighth place.

Annessa Clear, 18, was in fourth place in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.39, and she just missed a top-10 mark in the 50-yar butterfly where she timed out in 31.02.

The 200-yard medley relay team along with Brianna Webber, Maya Hernandez, Allie Wood and Clear posted a mark of 2:22.39 seconds for 10th place.

The 12-and under 200-yard medley team of Lucas Mitchell, Dillon Waddington, Samuel Clear and Logan Alvarez had a time of 3:43.34 for eighth place, and the 10-and under quartet of Waddington, Logan Mitchell, Vincent Ziegenhagen and Skyler Coburn ended up in seventh place with their combined mark of 4:02.95.

In the 13-years old and older 200-yard freestyle relay, the group of Wood, Marin Alvarez, Hernandez and Clear went for 2:06.56 to secure 12th place.

Lydia DiGennaro, Kaylie Brock, Lily Dupuis and Lucille Booth tacked on another 12th-place output in the 10-and under 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 2:49.85.

Webber, 13, shaved off times in the 50-yard freestyle (35.10), 50-yard backstroke (41.53), 100-yard freestyle (1:19.74) and 50-yard butterfly (49.02) in her full slate of nine events.

Lucas Mitchell, 11, had his best individual effort in the 100-yard freestyle for a time of 1:38.87, a 24.62-second improvement, , and Kendall Webber, 11, cut down 20.62 seconds off her previous best in the 100-yard freestyle, where she touched the wall in 1:23.03.

“We didn’t have many swimmers place in the top-16 to score points, but it was a large meet with over 650 swimmers,” Coach McKay added.

Waddington (58.14) placed 29th in the 50-yard breastroke, Samuel Clear had a 33.47 in the 50-yard freestyle, and Skyler Coburn placed 42nd in the 50-yard backstroke in 1:17.80.

DiGennaro cut down 11.87 seconds in the 50-yard butterfly where she had a time of 41.84 for 13th place overall. She also dropped times in the 100-yard individual medley (1:43.93) and 50-yard freestyle (39.96).

Dupuis, 9, had a 9.40-second improvement in the 50-yard freestyle with a 58.06, Grace Haskin had a mark of 53.15 in the 50-yard backstroke, and Hernandez dropped 13.04 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle with her time of 1:13.70.

Mac Abbas, 13, had a full card of nine completed events and shaved time down in seven of them.

He placed 32nd in the 100-yard individual medley with his 1:17.92, he added a 1:31.36 in the 100-yard backstroke, went for 1:26.42 in the 100-yard breastroke and he went for 1:10.01 in the 100-yard freestyle.

Logan Alvarez, 11, had an individual time of 57.46 in the 50-yard freestyle, Marin Alvarez had a 47.37 in the 50-yard butterfly and Maisie Bandel-Ramirez clocked in at 38.25 in the 50-yard freestyle.

Hadassah Benson, 14, competed in the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 1:18.05, Kendall Webber, 11, had a 1:23.03 in the 100-yard freestyle, Kaylie Brock added a 1:06.86 in the 50-yard backstroke and Allie Wood placed 14th in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 31.44.

Egan Ziegenhagen, 8, had a time of 1:27.49 in the 50-yard freestyle and 32.32 in the 25-yard freestyle, and Hanna Ziegenhagen went for 1:23.33 in the 100-yard freestyle, 2:03.70 for her day in the individual medley and she placed 56th in the 50-yard freestyle in 38.33.

In his 50-yard freestyle event, Vincent Ziegenhagen, 8, had a time of 1:05.24 and he finished in 25.68 in the 25-yard freestyle.

Zackary Ziegenhagen, 14, had a time of 40.89 in the 50-yard freestyle and he placed 26th in the field after turning in a 46.22 in the 50-yard breastroke.

At 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, the North Wasco County Aquatic Center is hosting a Dive-In Movie where swimmers can take a dip and watch a movie on a large screen.

Regular admission rules apply.

For more information on this event, call 541-298-2020.



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