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By: Journal Sports Staff
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The Bear River High swim team dominated the relays, then spread out and claimed much more hardware as individuals last weekend at the Pioneer Valley League swimming championships. The Bruins claimed the PVL boys and girls titles for a second straight year in their home pool. The Bear River boys scored 492 points to beat out second place Colfax (344) and third place Placer (291. On the girls side, Bear River won with 564 points while Placer was second (493) and Colfax was third (255). Josh Cutter will lead eight Bear River boys to next week?s Sac-Joaquin Section Championships in Lodi. The junior won the 200-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 58.18 seconds before beating out his freshman brother Tyler to win the 500 freestyle in 4:48.59. Senior Garrat Johnson geared up for what he hopes will be a strong showing at the section meet with a win in the 100 butterfly in 51.68. Senior Travis Marks took the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.59. Freshman Jack Herron won the 200 free for Bear River in 1:49.94. Placer senior Alec Burnett raced to first place in the 100 backstroke, clocking in at 58.03. Colfax sophomore Jack Baldoni had a big day in winning the 50 free (23.16) and the 100 free (50.51). Sophomore Hayley Winters led the Bear River girls with a win in the 200 free (1:58.64) and the 500 free (5:13.80). Senior Haley Jungers was outstanding in winning the 50 free (26.41) and the 100 free (58.48). Colfax star Presley Wetterstrom tuned up for the section meet with victories in the 200 I.M. (2:14.73) and the 100 breaststroke (1:08.94). Placer senior Libby Machado picked up a win in the 100 fly (1:02.58). In the 100 back, Placer freshman Kiri Rao took first in 1:06.88. The top three finishers in each event earned trips to the section meet, beginning next Thursday at Tokay High in Lodi.