Riptides make a splash against Piper, Turner
Randy Harrison collected five first-place medals in the 14-and-under boys division and Lauren Jaqua added three golds in the 14-and-under girls division as the Leavenworth Riptides swim team turned in a strong showing at a triangular meet June 28 with Turner and Piper.
Harrison dominated his age division as he claimed top honors in the individual medley, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle races. In addition, he teamed with Pete LaMoe, Charlie Harrison and Metin DePaolis to win the medley relay. Charlie Harrison was close on Randy's heels as he placed second in the breaststroke, third in the butterfly and fourth in freestyle. LaMoe was third in the individual medley and sixth in the butterfly. DePaolis was second in the butterfly and third in freestyle. Rounding out the 14-and-under boys' solid day was the freestyle relay team of Sam Metivier, Alan Gilbert, James Morley and Tyler Heintzelman who placed second. Henitzelman added fourth-place finishes in the butterfly and breaststroke.
Jaqua's dominating day was highlighted by first-place finishes in backstroke, freestyle and the individual medley. She also placed second in breaststroke and fourth in butterfly. She wasn't the lone 14-and-under girl to turn in a strong performance, though. Ravyn Teeters placed second in butterfly, third in freestyle and the individual medley and fourth in breaststroke. She also teamed with Greer Fisher, Rachel Rice and Miranda Bradford to place second in the freestyle relay. Kassidi Livingston rounded out the top performers in the age group as she placed second in backstroke, third in butterfly, and fifth in freestyle and breaststroke.
In the 6-and-under boys and girls division, the freestyle relay team of Alissa McCarter, Bailey Rees, Ally Campbell and Brian Lee placed third. Brian Lee won the freestyle and placed second in backstroke. Ally Campbell was fourth in backstroke and sixth in freestyle. Alissa McCarter was seventh in freestyle and eighth in backstroke.
Max Campbell led the 8-and-under boys division with two first-place finishes. In addition to taking home top honors in backstroke and the individual medley, he was second in the breaststroke, fourth in freestyle and teamed with Brian Lee, Logan Lee and Ryan Jaqua to place second in the medley relay. Campbell, Jaqua, Logan Lee and Gabriel Schroeder also teamed to place second in the freestyle relay. Logan Lee also placed first in butterfly and was fifth in breaststroke. Jaqua placed fourth in butterfly and sixth in freestyle.
In the 8-and-under girls division, MeKayla DePaolis led the way with first-place finishes in freestyle and backstroke. She was second in butterfly, fifth in breaststroke, and she also teamed with Abigail Lee, Larkin Reilly and Haven Stutz to win the medley relay. Stutz joined Maisie Conrad, Abigail Eddy and Sara LaMoe to win the freestyle relay. In addition, Stutz was third in freestyle and sixth in butterfly and breaststroke. LaMoe was third in butterfly. Eddy was fourth in backstroke.
In the 10-and-under boys division, the medley relay team of Jack Bresser, D.C. DePaolis, Alex Elliott and Paul Gilbert brought home the lone first-place finish. There were a number of strong finishes, however. DePaolis, Bresser, Gilbert and Joseph Wangerin placed second in the freestyle relay. Elliott was second in backstroke, second in the individual medley and third in breaststroke. DePaolis was fourth in breaststroke. Bresser was third in backstroke and fourth in butterfly.
The 10-and-under girls freestyle relay team of Dee Dee Tisdel, Madeline Sightenhorst, Madison Eddy and Shannon Lee placed third. So did the medley relay team of Lee, Tisdel, Sightenhorst and Olivia Theus. In addition, Theus placed fourth in backstroke and fifth in the individual medley.
The 12-and-under boys' day was highlighted by its relay teams. The freestyle relay squad of Ben Fisher, Parker Henry, Elijah Wood and Alex Elliott placed first. So did the medley relay team of Elijah Elliott, Isaac Tisdel, James Bates and Paul Gilbert. Tisdel also placed third in butterfly, third in breaststroke, third in the individual medley and fifth in freestyle. Bates was fourth in butterfly and fifth in the individual medley.
Meg Lee led the 12-and-under girls as she placed second in freestyle, second in backstroke, fourth in butterfly and fifth in the individual medley. She also teamed with Mary Thorne, Jennifer Gilbert and Mary Kate Metivier to place second in the medley relay. Thorne added a third-place finish in breaststroke and fourth-place finish in the individual medley. Gilbert was fifth in butterfly and breaststroke.
No Riptides placed first in the 18-and-under division, but there were plenty of close calls. The freestyle relay team of Leah Mease, Pete LaMoe, Molly Matthews and Jessica Bradford placed second. The medley relay squad of Bradford, Mease, Sam Metivier and Tyler Heintzelman placed third. Mease collected runner-up finishes in the freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke and individual medley races. Bradford was second in backstroke, third in butterfly and third in the individual medley. James Morley was third in butterfly and fourth in breaststroke. Heintzelman was fourth in freestyle. LaMoe was fifth in freestyle. Alan Gilbert was fourth in butterfly. Charlie Harrison rounded things out with a fourth-place finish in backstroke and fifth-place finish in the individual medley.