May 6, 2019
Congratulations to the 30 Manta Ray swimmers who competed at the IMX Dual Pentathlon Meet over the weekend. Teams from around the state traveled to Moses Lake to compete at the Tony St. Onge Pool of Dreams in a Manta Ray Aquatics hosted pentathlon event. The top five swimmers of each gender and age group were awarded medals each day of the meet based on having the fastest cumulative time for their 5 events. While best times were achieved by nearly all of the Manta Ray swimmers in their individual events, several were able to outswim the competition over their five events and win pentathlon medals. In addition to the pentathlon scoring, swimmers had the opportunity to achieve an IMR (Individual Medley Ready) or IMX (Individual Medley Extreme) score. These scores are used to show swimmers how they rank within their club, LSC, zone, and nationally. To achieve an IMR or IMX score, swimmers participate in a designated combination of five or six events and based on the power points scored for each of those swims, earn a combined score that is called the IM Ready or IMX score.
On Saturday, the medal winners were: Olivia Alamos 3rd in the 8 & under girls, Lennox Leeder 1st in the 8 & under boys, Kendall Vance 2nd in the 9-10 girls, Marcus Quezada 3rd and Iver Miner 4th in the 9-10 boys, Julia Heaps 3rd in the 11-12 girls, Payton Leeder 5th in the 13-14 girls, Brittney Richeson 2nd and Savannah Alamos 3rd in the 15 & over girls.
Sunday’s winners were: Lennox Leeder 2nd in the 8 & under boys, Kendall Vance 2nd in the 9-10 girls, Marcus Quezada 4th in the 9-10 boys, Kathryn Duvall 3rd,and Aline Davis 4th in the 11-12 girls, Annika Burke 3rd and Payton Leeder 4th in the 13-14 girls, and Savannah Alamos 2nd in the 15 & over girls.
Most of the Manta Rays will now start to train for the long course season (50-meter pool instead of 25 yard) and be on the road at away meets until their Sizzlin’ Summer meet at the Surf n’ Slide Water Park in mid-July.