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Riverbank's Barracudas Shine In First Home Meet
Strong relays and brilliant individual performances led the Riverbank Barracudas youth swim program to an impressive showing against the visiting Patterson Pirates on Friday, July 22 during the Barracudas' first home meet of the year at the Riverbank Community Pool.

"All the swimmers did an outstanding job at our first home swim meet," Riverbank Parks and Recreation Supervisor Kerrie Web said. "The relays did great."

Riverbank's 6-10 year-old relay teams swept first and second place honors in both the 100 freestyle relay and 100 individual medley relay. Abigail Neeley (11-12) was also one of five individual champions after nabbing top times in both the 50 butterfly and 50 free.

Brenna Barfield (11-12) was first in the 50 back and fourth in the 50 free while Azsja Mack (eight-and-under) claimed first in the 25 breast and second in the 50 free.

Brylan Finley (9-10) won the 50 breast and was second in the 50 back while Mylan Kahlon (11-12) touched first in the 50 breast and was fourth in the 50 free. Stephen Hutchins (13-18) claimed second in the 100 I.M. and 200 free.

The meet also saw Madalyn Madrigal (11-12) finish second in the 50 back and Lily Kahlon (9-10) second in the 25 fly.

Tristin Magallon (13-18) was third in the 100 back and fourth in the 100 breast while Hannah Neeley (11-12) ended fourth in the 50 back and Ally Rawe (11-12) third in the 50 fly.

Elliot Hutchins (13-18) touched second in the 100 free while Aden Simas (13-18) was third in the same race. Spencer Howard (9-10) was third in the 50 breast, while 11-12 division swimmers Morgan Barfield, Samaira Casillas, Ken Miyakawa, and Sydney Howard took second to fifth respectively in the 50 breast.

Morgan Barfield was also third in the 50 free while Mia Caporgno (9-10) touched fifth in the 50 free.

The Barracudas will hop back in the pool for their next home meet on Friday, July 29 at the Riverbank Community Pool.

Events begin at 5 p.m.