October 28, 2018
Nine Manta Ray Aquatics’ swimmers recently traveled to Wenatchee to participate in the Very Scary Meet. Every Manta Ray swimmer had a time drop in one or more events. Melody Lake dropped a whopping 25 seconds in her 200 freestyle to finish in the second spot and finished first in both the 50 breaststroke and 100 breaststroke for her age group. Her teammate Julia Heaps was the top finisher in her age group in the 500 freestyle, and she also dropped six seconds in her 50 breaststroke. Lennox Leeder set a new team record in the 100 backstroke for 8 & under boys. He was also first in the 50 breaststroke for that age group. Noah Heaps finished in the second place in both the 50 butterfly and 200 backstroke. Payton Leeder cut 16 seconds from her 50 backstroke and placed 3rd in the 50 breaststroke. Jenna Mchargue was 7th in the 50 fly. Marcus Quezada shaved five seconds from his 100 freestyle to finish in 2nd place. He was also the winner of the 500 freestyle for the 9-10 boys. Kyla Tate was the second place finisher in both the 200 free and 50 breast. The Manta Rays are now preparing for their home meet, the Thankswimming Open, taking place November 17 & 18 at the Tony St. Onge Pool of Dreams.