Ella De La Cruz

Ella De La Cruz, 9, rips through the 100 yard individual medley event on the way to scoring 21 points on three wins and two seconds when Needles’ Sandsharks hosted the Summerlin Seals on July 6.

NEEDLES — The Summerlin Seals brought 21 swimmers to the Needles Aquatic Center on July 6, capturing 87 points to the hosting Sandsharks’ 489.

It’s very difficult for a visiting team to win a meet simply because of the greater numbers of local swimmers.

Summerlin’s Dylon La Rue won the 100 yard individual medley and 50 yard butterfly for boys 15 through 18; Hannah Johnson won the 50 yard butterfly for girls of that age group; Colten Geurink won the 25 yard back stroke and free style events for boys seven and eight years; Zoey Johnson won the 50 yard back and free for girls nine and 10; and Wesley Ventura won the 50 yard back, breast and free for boys nine and 10. The ’Sharks won everything else, including all the relay events.

The ’Sharks travel to Summerlin on July 13; then head for the Verde Valley invitational at Cottonwood, Ariz., on July 20. The season finals are set for July 27 in the ’Cuda Tank in Bullhead City.

Look for more details of the July 6 event in the July 10 print edition of the Needles Desert Star.

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