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Saturday, Apr 26 2014 08:51 PM

Garces second overall in its swim invitational

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Bakersfield High's Julianna Galland swims the 100 yard butterfly in the Garces Invitational Saturday at Bakersfield College.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Independence High's Tyler Bell swims the 100 yard butterfly in the Garces Invitational Saturday at Bakersfield College.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Tehachapi's Alan Michael Ayers swims the 100 yard butterfly in the Garces Invitational Saturday at Bakersfield College.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Bakersfield High's Erin Edquist swims the backstroke during the 200 yard individual medley in the Garces Invitational Saturday at Bakersfield College.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Garces' Cael Osborn takes off to start the 50 yard freestyle in the Garces Invitational Saturday at Bakersfield College.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Bakersfield High's Emily Harvey swims the 200 yard freestyle in the Garces Invitational Saturday at Bakersfield College.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Garces' Sarah Antongiovanni swims the 200 yard freestyle in the Garces Invitational Saturday at Bakersfield College.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Garces' Sarah Antongiovanni gets off to a good start in the 200 yard freestyle in the Garces Invitational Saturday at Bakersfield College.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Bakersfield High's Maria McKenna swims the 200 yard freestyle in the Garces Invitational at Bakersfield College Saturday.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Independence High's Maredeth Miller swims the 200 yard freestyle in the Garces Invitational at Bakersfield College Saturday.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Independence High's Meredeth Miller seems to fly at the start of the 200 yard freestyle in the Garces Invitational Saturday at Bakersfield College.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Garces' Sara Klang swam in the 200 yard freestyle in the Garces Invitational at Bakersfield College Saturday.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Garces' Sara Klang gets off to a good start in the 200 yard freestyle in the Garces Invitational at Bakersfield College Saturday.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Independence High's Logan Salazar swims his leg in the 200 yard medley relay in the Garces Invitational Saturday at Bakersfield College.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Bakersfield High's Victoria Von Flue swims the backstroke during her leg in the 200 medley relay in the Garces Invitational Saturday at Bakersfield College.

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    By Nick Ellis / Special to The Californian

    Bakersfield High's Dana Carrillo swims her leg in the 200 yard medley relay in the Garces Invitational at Bakersfield College Saturday.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

Sara Klang placed third in the 200-yard freeestyle and swam a leg on the third-place 200 medley relay team Saturday to help the Garces girls swim team place third among 12 schools at the Garces Invitational at Bakersfield College.

Tehachapi freshman Sean Banks placed second in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke to help the Warriors place third among 12 boys teams.

Garces, led by Andrew Farr, who was second in the 100 butterfly, third in the 50 free and swam a leg on on the second-place 400 free relay team, finished fourth among boys teams.

Klang, who finished the 200 free in 2:07.29, teamed with Katerina Gardella, Blaire Williams and Allison Gonzalez for a 2:05.65 third-place finish in the 200 medley relay.

Highland's Andrew Pike had the top day for a local swimmer, earning firsts in the 200 IM (1:59.63) and 500 free (4:50.40), helping the Scots place eighth in team scoring.

Bakersield High senior Sanni Vayrynen was the top-placing local girl, winning the 100 fly in 1:00.80 and taking second in the 200 IM (2:17.19).

Farr teamed with Cael Osborn, Chad Campbell and Jeremy Burson for a 3:44.36 finish in the Rams' second-place 400 free relay effort. Farr finished the 50 free in 23.15 and the 100 fly in 57.63.

Tehachapi's Banks finished the 200 IM in 2:13.41 and the 100 breast in 1:06.61 in his second-place efforts.

Freshman Wyatt Suburu of Independence also provided an individual one-two punch, placing second in the 500 free (5:13.26) and third in the 200 free (1:58.96) as the Falcons placed ninth in team scoring.

Visalia-Redwood High dominated team scoring, amassing 536 points to win the boys division by more than doubling the total of second-place Porterville (267) and third-place Tehachapi (223) and fourth-place Garces (222).

The Redwood girls topped the field with 385 points, comfortably ahead of second-place Maranatha (295) and third-place Garces (295).

Redwood totaled 921 team points in the combined division, and host Garces was second with 485.

"I'm definitedly proud of their work and their performance," Redwood coach Andrei Tsvirinko said of the winning Rangers teams. "A few of our guys are improving and everyone else is performing at the high level we've come to know in the past."

The lone top-three sweep for Kern County in the meet was in the boys 100 backstroke, with Tehachapi's Andrew Sparling winning in 1:00.19, folllowed by Garces' Campbell (1:01.36) and third-place Cody Kelly (1:04.23), a Bakersfield High sophomore.

The Highland girls placed sixth overall, led by a third-place finish by Brittany Lumsden, Lauren Arias, Bailey Pike and Sara Baldridge in the 400 free relay (4:02.05).

Garces Invitational

At Bakersfield College

Boys

200 med relay: PHS (Balangue, Davis, Grissom, Chapman), 1:48.64; 200 free: Petree, Redwood, 1:55.89; 200 IM: Pike, HHS, 1:59.63; 50 free: Grissom, PHS, 21.51; 100 fly: Grissom, PHS, 53.71; 100 free: Peckinpah, Redwood, 49.42; 500 free: Pike, HHS, 4:50.40; 200 free relay: Redwood (Medders, Petree, Rizzo, Peckinpah), 1:34.95; 100 back: Sparling, Tehachapi, 1:00.19; 100 breast: Davis, CE, 1:05.03; 400 free relay: PHS (Chapman, Davis, Robertson, Grissom), 3:35.80.

Team scores: 1. Redwood 536; 2. Porterville 267; 3. Tehachapi 223; 4. Garces 222; 5. Clovis East 188; 6. Bakersfield 181; 7. Hanford West 147; 8. Highland 106; 9. Independence 101; 10. Maranatha Swim Team 84; 11. Wasco 57; 12. Sierra Pacific 42; 13. South 16.

Girls

200 med relay: Redwood (Peckinpah, Vagim, Adlard, Collins), 2:00.62; 200 free: Duffy, HWHS, 2:03.89; 200 IM: Otazu, MHS, 2:14.72; 50 free: Gudmundsson HWHS, 23.74; 100 fly: Vayrynen, BHS, 1:00.80; 100 free: Gudmundsson, HWHS, 53.84; 500 free: Finchamp, MHS, 5:26.37; 200 free relay: HWHS (Duffy, Eaton, Blevins, Gudmunsson), 1:47.06; 100 back: Otazu, MHS, 1:00.30; 100 breast: Vagim, Redwood, 1:10.44; 400 free relay: MHS (Johnson, Finchamp, Acosta, Otazu), 3:51.14.

Team scores: 1. Redwood 385; 2. Maranatha Swim Team 295; 3. Garces 263; 4. Clovis East 214; 5. Hanford West 199; 6. Highland 188; 6. Porterville 188; 8. Sierra Pacific 120; 9. Bakersfield 108; 10. Independence 101; 11. Wasco 100; 12. Tehachapi 9.

Combined boys-girls scores1. Redwood 921; 2. Garces 485; 3. Porterville 455; 4. Clovis East 402; 5. Maranatha Swim Team 379; 6. Hanford West 346; 7. Highland 294; 8. Bakersfield 289; 9. Tehachapi 232; 10. Independence 202; 11. Sierra Pacific 162; 12. Wasco 157; 13. South 16.

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