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Local swimmers shine for Pitman and Turlock
Bulldog girls swimming take second in CCC meet
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The Turlock High varsity girls swim team placed second at the Central California Conference tournament this past weekend. They finished third in league standings.




The Central California Conference hosted the varsity swim meet this past weekend from Buhach Colony High, with the finals on Saturday. Turlock and Pitman were among the seven schools competing and by the end of the day, the top result came from the Bulldog girls, who took second, and finished third in the league standings.

The Turlock High junior varsity boys won the meet and were named co-CCC champs with Buhach. THS’ junior varsity girls won the meet and were crowned CCC champs.

“Turlock made huge improvements on personal bests and in standings within the CCC,” said Turlock coach Anne Cornell. “I am really proud of the commitment they made to the swim program and their hard work paid off.”

The varsity boys for Turlock finished in fourth place.

Pitman’s girls finished in fifth place at the meet as well as fifth overall. On the boys’ side, the Pride capped off the day with a fifth place finish and sixth overall.

Buhach and Merced tied first place for boys in league and Merced girls took first in league

“We did amazing. The scoring might not have shown that but my kids all swam their best times and did everything I asked,” said Pitman coach Erica Crain.

The Pride standouts included Nolan Lok placing third in the 100 fly and first in the 100 back.  Pitman’s Josh Hamby also won the varsity boys’ diving event.

Audrey Morgan finished in first in the 500 free and second in the 100 breaststroke. Leah Trainor took fourth in the 200 free and third in the 100 back. Gaby Sotomayor placed fifth in the 200-individual medley and fifth in the 100 back.

For the girls on the Turlock side, the medley relay took third and consisted of Allison Serratos, Emmerson Stempson, Lindsey Amos and Jacqueline Vierra.

The 200-free relay took first after Amos, Nicole Groteguth, McMillan and Izzy Romeo swam well. In the 400-free relay, Turlock took fifth with Romeo, Serratos, McMillan and Vierra.

Serratos also placed third in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 back.

Amos placed fourth in the 100 fly, while Vierra placed third in the 100 free.

McMillan took fifth in 100 free and Stempson placed third in 100 breast.

Sydney Chiesa finished third in diving for the ‘Dogs.

For the Bulldog varsity boys, Trent Yandell placed second in the 50 free and second in the 100 free, while Andy Lawson finished second in the 500 free and fifth in the 200 free.