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Turlock Seadogs continue win streak, beat Ripon
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The wins just keep on piling up.

After three meets, the Turlock Seadogs summer swimming program is undefeated tallying up 57 first place finishes in last Saturday’s dual meet against the always tough Ripon squad.

Turlock accumulated 1,936 points across 102 events while Ripon was right on their trail with a score of 1,743.

“In each age group we have some stand out all stars, you can tell by points and scores. We are pretty deep in all age groups, everyone swam well and we are undefeated as of now,” Seadogs head coach Michaela Solario said.

It was a day where the wins were spread-out across all age groups from the ages of 6 to 18, but with plenty of convincing wins for the more experienced swimmers.

The relay team consisting of Allan Quinn, Joshua Buck, CJ Cossey and Zach Glidden took home two first place finishes. First, in the 200 yard free relay from the age group of 15-18. The second win for the team was in the 200 medley where they trounced over the second place team by over 10 seconds finishing with a time of 1:56.30.

Glidden topped out with three individual first place finishes in the 50 free, 100 back and also the 100 free.

Cossey also saw success in individual events taking home three first place results in the 100 individual medley, 100 breast and 100 fly. Quinn came away with two top finishes in the 50 free and 100 back.

“For sure the older kids stood out the most in the Ripon dual meet,” Solario said. “Our younger kids also had some good swims as well though.”

Meg Hall, Madison Ngo and Jordan Garcia, who are all younger than the age of 10, managed to each achieve three or more first place results for the ‘Dogs.

From the age group for girls from 7 to 8, Hall finished with four first place finishes in the 25 free, 25 fly, 50 free and was part of the 100 medley relay.

Ngo competed in three individual events and topped out in first place in the 50 back, 100 free and 100 IM.

For the boys division from 7 to 8, Garcia took home four, first place finishes in the 25 free, 25 fly, 50 free and part of the 100 IM team.

“The nerves are there, but we have done our best to prepare all of our athletes,” said Solario.

The Seadogs will host their home Invitational today at Pitman High with the time yet to be determined and all five of the league teams will be present.

 “We will be missing some of our big guns this weekend at our invitational due to a Junior Olympic qualifying tournament for water polo, but this will affect all teams so we are hoping to have a good showing on Saturday,” Solario added.