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Youth roundup: Monster improvements by local swimmers

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From page B8 | July 05, 2013 |

Late last month, the Davis AquaMonsters youth swim team sent a small contingent to Rocklin. Though the larger host squad got the win, many of the local swimmers set new best times or posted strong individual wins.

The Davis boys’ 200-yard medley relay team in the 15-18 event got speedy performances from Ben Hedman, Fernando Echeona, Henry Burke and Chris Irish to win its race handily, while Echeona added a victory in the 50 freestyle. Heldman took second place in the 100 individual medley then was third in the 50 butterfly.

On the girls side, the AquaMonsters 15-18 crew got points from Karenna Hunt (second place in the 100 free and 100 IM) and Fiona Buck, who swam to third in the 100 backstroke.

The younger AquaMonsters helped out as well, with Blake Fuchslin, Benjamin Feyrer and Remo Mann going 1-2-3 in the 6U boys 25 free race. Fuchslin also touched the wall first in the 25 back, a feat nearly matched by Carli Schulz, who finished second in the girls 6U 25 back.

When it came to setting new personal bests, the Davis group was paced by Fuji Guo, whose swims in the 9-10 boys 100 IM and 50 free were dramatic improvements.

A long list of other AquaMonsters followed suit, among them Maria Ardrade, Clara Ault, Zach Ayers, Alexa Bercutt, Christian Blair, Caroline Brennan, Molly Burke, Lucas Cardenas, Stella Cardenas, Lukas Crawford, Noah Crawford, Lindsay Dimitri, Erik Echeona, Linday Feyrer, Ada Freese, Ashleigh Hahn, Hawker Hechtl, Carson Lavellee, Chloe McClain, Maya McClain, Elle Motekaitis, Megan Mullin, Ryan Pheifer, Noel Riely, Keegan Ruiz, Skylar Schouten, Henri Schulz, Scott Soderquist, Vanya Soshnikov, Patrick Stodden, Jake Taylor, Lindsay Taylor, Audrey Teresi, Emma Teresi, Joshua Thompson, Mateo Thompson, Julia Thompson, Alexander Waterson, and Malaya Wright.

AquaStarz swimming

The Davis’ AquaStarz synchronized swimming team topped the rival Sunrise Swans in nearly every category in a recent dual meet at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights.

This is only the second time Davis has outperformed the Swans, who are always heavy favorites in league competition. But the AquaStarz, who have grown to become one of the largest in their conference, are quickly making their case to be considered just as powerful.

Davis came out on top in all four of the intermediate age groups and in two of the four novice groups. Davis swimmers Clara Riggle, Jessica Hughes, Madeleine Peauroi, Tess Van Schoor and Mia Unger swept the first five places in the intermediate 15-16 grouping, and were nearly matched in the intermediate 17-18 category with Alexandra Wong, Emma Meads and Molly Thomas claiming the first three places.

Other first-place AquaStarz finishes came from Joanna Hughes in the intermediate 11-12 event and Tara Christensen in intermediate 13-14.

In addition, Audrey Portello and Alexandra Barth took home the top two honors in the novice 8U group, a feat matched by Daryn Kuhlman and Kaz Angell among the novice 15-18s.

For more information about the Davis AquaStarz, visit www.aquastarz.org.

AYSO soccer

The deadline to register and guarantee placement on a fall AYSO team has been extended through Wednesday according to organization officials.

Families can register now at www.eayso.org or at a walk-in event set for Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the AYSO building in Community Park behind the Stephens Branch Library.

All walk-in and mail-in registration fees are now $165 ($75 for under-5), and players who register at the walk-in event will be entered into a raffle for a free registration. A family that also applies to coach will receive an additional raffle ticket and the organization will pick three winners that night.

Families are asked to bring two copies of the printed registration form to the event, along with the fee (cash or check only) and a copy of the child’s birth certificate or passport if this is their first time playing with AYSO. Remember to electronically sign the online pre-registration and click the submit button before printing.

Mail-in registrants should send all of that paperwork to Davis AYSO, Attn: Fall Registration, P.O. Box 1602, Davis, CA 95617.

Kids’ triathlon

Get Fit Davis and the El Macero Country Club are joining forces this summer to host the second annual triTRAINed kids’ triathlon event.

The triathlon, which is for children and youths ages 5 to 15, is set for July 27.

At the triathlon, which begins at 8 a.m. at the El Macero Country Club, 44571 Clubhouse Drive, kids will be divided into three age groups, each with different distances to swim, bike and run.

For more information and to register, visit www.getfitdavis.com and click on the “Registration Form” link under the kids triathlon logo.

Youth lacrosse camps

The Davis Lacrosse Association is offering summer boys’ and girls’ camps run by former high school and college head coaches Lorne Silverstein and Suzanne Isidor.

Designed for players of all skill levels in grades two through nine, who are interested in developing and refining their playing skills, the camps will feature fun, focused instruction.

The events are sprinkled throughout the summer, with a boys beginning and intermediate camp running from 8 a.m. to noon July 15-18. A girls beginning and intermediate camp is set for Aug. 12-15 and the cost for each is $135.

Club officials announced recently that the July 15-18 camp will feature two days of focused goalie training from local goalie guru Alex Gannon, as well as focused session on conditioning and agility with sports science specialists from the Fitness Garage.

For advanced boys players, an Aug. 12-16 camp will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and cost $260.

To register go to www.davislax.org and click “Register Online.” For more information, visit the website or contact Dave Ceppos at dceppos@ccp.csus.edu.

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