Tracy Tritons name top swimmers for the season
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The Tracy Tritons Swim Club handed out its year-end trophies at the club’s banquet Tuesday.

The team’s most valuable swimmer for the girls is Jennifer Porter, who collected 177 points for her team in the 15-16 girls division during the season. She has been with the Tritons since age 10 and also swims and plays water polo at West High, where she will be a senior this year.

The most valuable swimmer for the boys was Gage Chavez, who totaled 193 points for the season in the 13-14 boys division. He has been with the Tritons two years and will begin his freshman year at Tracy High later this month.

Other point leaders

Girls: Samantha Lieberg, 6 and under; Lindsay Price, 7-8; Alexandra Uskov, 9-10; Angela Mesgarzadeh, 11-12; Heather Porter, 13-14; and Whitney McCray, 17-18.

Boys: Samuel Payne, 6 and under; Riley Gilmore, 7-8; Nathan Hu, 9-10; Karel Kouda, 11-12; Matt Van Niekerk, 15-16; and Chris St Clair, 17-18.

Other top performers

Record breakers for the club include Justin Phelps, whose time of 52.37 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle at the Sea Dogs Invitational on June 27 beats the team’s previous record of 52.95. The relay team of Caitlin O’Neill, Malia Fernandez, Mariah Hu and Price set a new record of 1:17.46 seconds in the 7-8 girls 100-yard freestyle relay.

Most improved swimmers were: 6 and under, Liahla Fernandez and Payne; 7-8, Mariah Hu and Vincent Tejidor; 9-10, Alyssa Anderson and Bryan Walther; 11-12, Sandra Walther and Alec Fairfield; 13-14, Geraldine Vasquez and Eric Broker; 15-16, Jaclyn Fisher; and 17-18, Kacilyn Broker.

The Coaches Award went to Samantha McCain and Justin Phelps; the Rocky Coehlo Award for supportive teammates went to Samantha Phelps and Ian Hutton; the Jeff Wible Award for overall improvement went to Ashley Way and Karel Kouda; the Stuie Phillips Citizenship Award went to Matthew Dunniway and Maddy Hudson-Robertson; and the Bob Kreeft Award for love of the sport went to Mira Miles and Drake Wolfe, with additional Kreeft awards handed out this year for Alley Little, Whitney McCray and St. Clair.
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