Dolphins end home season with a victory

Kingman Dolphins swimmer Josh Conn wanted to keep the tradition alive.

Conn, a 18-year-old taking part in his last home meet on Saturday in a dual against Parker at Centennial Pool, false-started in his final event the 100-meter breaststroke.

"Our tradition is that in our last event in our last home meet we false start," Conn said.

"It started with my sister, and I just wanted to kept it going."

Conn, regrouped and swam to a first place in the event with a time of 1:31.42.

"The last home meet was fun," Conn said.

"There wasn't a lot of competition that was here, but it was just nice to be at home."

Conn also finished first in the 100 freestyle, the 100 butterfly and the 50 freestyle.

"This is my 11th year on the team," Conn said.

"It was kind of emotional a little bit because it was my last home meet."

"We are sad to see Josh go," Dolphins coach Kasie Juefls said.

"He really bloomed in the last couple of years.

He was a strong swimmer for us.

When he peaked for us he was awesome."

No team scores were kept in the dual.

"We didn't expect a lot of swimmers from Parker," Juelfs said.

"They are a young team and we weren't expecting a whole lot of competition."

The Dolphins are already looking forward to there last meet of the season Saturday at the Cottonwood Invitational.

"Today's meet was just kind of a practice meet before the big meet in Cottonwood which will be a lot of good competition," Juefls said.

"That is what they are focusing on."

Other Dolphins who turned in strong performances were Theresa Collins, who took part in the 13-14 girls' division and finished first in the 200 IM, the 100 butterfly and the 50 freestyle.

Britni Hafley, swimming in the girls' 15-18 division, took home top honors in the 200 IM, the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.

Gabriel Perea, competing in the boys' 9-10 age group, finished in the top spot in the 200 IM, the 50 freestyle, the 50 butterfly and the 100 freestyle.

"We have had a wonderful season so far," Juelfs said.

"The numbers are high this season and we finished undefeated again around the area.

We pretty much dominated the whole season again and that is what we like to see."