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IV Dolphins swimming

Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 9:37 a.m. CST

PERU — The Illinois Valley Dolphins participated in their last home meet, a dual against the Belvidere Barracudas on Feb. 22. The Dolphins won the meet by a final score of 547 to 200.

Locally for the Dolphins, Michelle Arrate, 13, of Spring Valley earned a first place in the 500 yard free style (6:42.19.) She also swam to a seventh place finish finish in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:45.25.) Michelle also swam the anchor leg of the 200 yard freestyle relay (2:10.01) which took second.

Michael Arrate, 11, younger brother to Michelle earned a second-place finish in the 100 yard back stroke (1:39.97.) He then clocked in for a sixth place finish in the 100 yard free style (1:26.93.) Michael also swam the third leg of the 200 yard freestyle relay (2:15.92) taking second place.

The youngest Arrate family member, Nicholas, 9, took a second place finish in the 200 yard freestyle (3:06.04) which was a district qualifying time. Nicholas also placed fourth in the 50 yard breast stroke (58.11) and fifth in the 50 yard backstroke (49.01.) Nicholas then helped his relay team take second place in the 200 yard freestyle (2:32.97.)

Princeton's Caden Brooks, 10 swam state qualifying times in all of his events at the Feb. 22 meet. Brooks earned two, first place finishes in the 200 yard Intermediate, (2:59.60) and the 50 yard backstroke (38.42.) He swam to second place in the 100 yard freestyle (1:12.95.) He then helped launch his team to a first place finish in the 200 yard medley relay (2:26.40.) Isabelle Collins, 11, of Spring Valley bought two, fifth place finishes in for her team in the 100 yard freestyle, (1:42.29) and the 50 yard back stroke (1:00.00.) She also took sixth in the 50 yard free style (44.80.)

Jack Devert, 9, of Ladd swam to district qualifying times at the Feb. 22 meet. He earned a third place finish in the 50 yard backstroke (45.05.) He also captured two, fourth place finishes in the 100 yard free style (1:28.64) and the 50 yard free style (36.61.) He then helped his relay team, the 200 yard free style relay to a second place finish at 2:32.97, swimming the lead off leg of the event. Logan Griggs, 10, of Spring Valley swam to a district qualifying third place finish in the 50 yard breast stroke, (54.66.) He also earned a sixth place finish in the 100 yard free style (1:34.26.)

Charleigh Holmes, 12 of Spring Valley swam the anchor leg of the 400 yard free style relay, which clocked a state qualifying time of 3:57.91. She also bought home two, first place finished in individual events, each with a state qualifying time. Holmes swam in the 200 yard free style (2:05.08) and the 50 yard breast stroke (36.95.)

Gunnar Jauch, 10 of Spring Valley swam to three, first place finishes. Jauch had two, state qualifying times in the 200 yard free style event (2:24.15) and the 50 yard free style (31.82.) He also swam a district qualifying time in the 100 yard back stroke (1:17.66.) In the 200 yard medley relay, Jauch swam the second leg and helped his team to a first place finish (2:26.4).

Linnea Lee-Brown, 13, of Princeton swam state qualifying times all day at the meet. In the 50 yard free style, she earned a first place finish (26.37.) Lee-Brown also took a second, first place finish in the 100 yard back stroke (1:10.64.) In her final event she assisted her relay team in the 400 yard free style relay to a first place finish (3:57.01) by swimming the lead off leg of the event.

From Princeton, Delaney, 9 and Nolan, 15, Mallery swam well for the Dolphins. Delaney took a third place finish with district qualifying time in the 200 yard free style (3:03.87.) She earned a fourth place in the 100 yard free style (1:29.81) and a fifth place in the 50 yard butterfly (48.26.) Nolan took home a first in the 50 yard free style, (30.97) and a second in the 100 yard free style (1:13.08.) He also swam to a third place finish in the 100 yard breast strok (1:28.69.)

Samuel Tieman, 8 of Ladd swam to a fifth place finish in the 50 yard free style, (54.92.) He also took a sixth in the 25 yard free style, (24.50.) Brother Zachary, 13, took home a fourth in the 50 yard free style, (36.88) and two fifth place finishes in the 100 yard free style (1:28.57) and the 100 yard back stroke (1:45.68.) Zachary also swam the anchor leg of the first place 200 yard free style relay (2:07.53.) The next meet for the Illinois Valley Dolphins will be on March 2 in Dekalb.

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