Tri Valley Aquatics star in Nevada meet

Two local swimmers take 1st overall in age groups

Nearly two-dozen Tri Valley Aquatics swimmers made the trek to Carson City, Nevada late last month for the annual Intermountain Classic meet.

Local swimmers Hunter Rohovit and Ryan Ridosko earned the highest number of points overall in their divisions by finishing in the Top 3 in every one of their races.

Rohovit, swimming in the 8-and-under group, broke team records in six of his eight races. In total, he notched seven victories and one second-place finish.

Ridosko, top in the 9-10 years old division, earned 10 Top 3 finishes, including six team records. His times also qualified him for the Far Western Championships in four events: 50 and 100 backstroke, and 50 and 100 butterfly.

Other local results included:

* Caroline Gjerde, age 12, swam the 100 backstroke in 1:17.75, breaking a team record set in 2008. She came in first in the 50 backstroke and second in the 100 backstroke.

* Caleb Bitting, 13, swam Junior Olympic-qualifying times in the 200 back (2:37.85) and 200 fly (2:45.52).

* Patrick Ren, 14, swam the 100 fly in 1:01.32, qualifying him for the Junior Olympics.

* Grant Yap, 13, finished in the Top 3 in four of the eight events in which he swam. He set a new team record in the 800 freestyle (10:02.89).

* Cole Reznick, 14, broke team records in the 400 free (4:44.03) and 200 individual medley (2:31.72) and qualified for the Junior Olympics in the 200 free (2:16.10) and 200 IM.

* Jordan Wagner, 14, finished third in the 1500 free, swimming it in 19:52.56, a new team record.

* Katherine Tsui, 16, came in first in the 200 breaststroke and second in the 100 breast.

* Wolfgang Lachance, 14, finished first in the 100 back (1:08.19) and 200 Back (2:29.35), and third in the 200 fly (2:39.79).

* Elizabeth Reimer was second in her age group (13-14) in the 100 free (1:05.86).

* Cole Reznick, 13, was a Top 2 finisher in four events: 400 free (4:44.03), 100 breast (1:15.72), 200 breast (2:45.26) and 200 IM (2:31.72).

* Farel Harimawan,14, earned a second-place ribbon in the 100 breast (1:17.74).


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