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Gator Swimmers Impress At Oakdale Invitational
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A personal best time of a minute, 34 seconds in the 13-14 100 meter individual medley is completed by Gators swimmer Kinsey Ollis during the Oakdale Invitational on Saturday. - photo by IKE DODSON/THE LEADER

It was swimming-room-only at the Oakdale Aquatic Center on Saturday as cap-donning competitors across the region migrated to Oakdale High for the 2012 Oakdale Invitational.

The Oakdale Gators proved a gracious host, but didn’t shy away from competition with four event championships and an impressive 25 top-five finishes across the age divisions.

Brooklyn Gonzales showed off her skills with a third place touch in the 25 back. Annaliese Stueve was fifth in the same event. Oakdale’s mixed 100 free relay team was fifth as well.

The boys 100 free relay team ended fifth while Victoria Blanc touched third in the 25 back. Maia Masnight was also fourth in the 25 breast while Zachary Rivera ended fourth in the 25 breast. Andrew Copeland (25 back) and Carson Stueve (25 free) also took fifth.

The division was led by Oakdale talent Hayley Rivera, who was first in the 100 IM (1 minute, 21.81 seconds), third in the 100 free and third in the 50 fly. David Terwilliger was also fourth in the 100 IM while the girls finished fifth in the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.

Garrett Allan (50 breast) and Madison Blanc (50 breast) also ended fifth.

The speed of Dustin VandenBosch proved too much for opposing swimmers to overcome. He was first in the 100 IM (1 minute 14.09 seconds), 50 fly (31.66) and 50 breast (35.74).

Thomas Torres stayed tough by landing third in the 50 free, fifth in the 50 back and fifth in the 100 free. Kate Allen was also third in the 50 breast.

A good time left Cameron Elswick fifth in the 100 back.