Local Roundup: Tracy High alumni shine in the pool
by TP staff
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Ali Berrian and Nick Fadden, both of the Tracy High class of 2007 and former swimmers with the Tracy Tritons, competed March 3 through 6 at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ 54th annual swimming and diving championships in St. Peters, Mo.

Berrian, who swims for the Concordia University Eagles out of Irvine, became the NAIA champion in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 3.94 seconds, beating her closest competitor by five-hundredths of a second. She placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke and was a member of the third-place 400-yard medley relay team. She also swam as part of the 200-yard medley relay team, which finished fifth, and she finished 16th in the 200-yard individual medley.

Fadden swims with the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds and competed in the finals for the men’s 200-yard and 400-yard relays, where his teams placed third in each event. He also swam the 50-yard freestyle and placed 13th. His team finished the meet as the NAIA national champion, with 659.5 points for first place, while second-place California Baptist University recorded 488.5 team points. Concordia’s women’s team finished fourth at the meet.

Volleyball player headed to Junior Olympics

Tracy volleyball player Destiny Haldi, a member of the Vision 13 Gold team out of Los Gatos, took the gold medal at the Colorado Crossroads Junior Olympic Qualifier the last weekend of February in Denver.

Vision went 5-1 in pool play, its only loss coming to the Nebraska Elite 13 Thunder in three sets. Vision then won four in a row in its bracket, taking the championship in three sets over Arizona Sky. The win qualifies the team to play in the Junior Olympics in Reno this summer.

Gymnasts compete in Sacramento

Vinnesa Narvaez of Tracy competed with the Edge Gymnastics team of Dublin March 5 through 7 at the Byers Invitational meet in Sacramento. Narvaez finished second all-around at the meet in the Level 9 middle age group. Her all-around score of 36.250 included fifth place on the vault, 8.9; second on the uneven bars, 9.225; first on the balance beam, 9.275; and fifth on the floor exercises, 8.85.

Teammates and Tracy residents Alicia Woo and Elizabeth Higa, members of the West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy of Pleasanton, also competed in the Byers Invitational meet, where 11-year-old Woo competed in the Level 8 younger age group, and 14-year-old Higa competed in the Level 8 middle age group. Higa took fourth all-round with a score of 35.075, including fourth on the vault, 8.575, and fourth on the bars, 9.0. Woo was fourth all-around with a score of 37.175, taking third on the bars, 9.55, and fourth on the beam, 9.35. Their team also won second place in Level 8.

Blaze gets another win in Livermore

Tracy Futbol Clubs Blaze U10 girls recorded a 6-3 win in their latest game against the Goal Getters at Cabernet Indoor Soccer in Livermore. Megan Perry scored four goals and Megan Johnson and Sam Serrato each scored one. Goalies Alissa Gallaher and Madison Sanders recorded saves, with defensive support from Brittani Edwards, Karina Rodriguez and Giana Jong.
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