Narvarte earns Far West Regional spot

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Viviana Beltran swims out of her goggles in the 50-meter butterfly during the Dick Tomlin Invitational at Centennial Pool Saturday.

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Viviana Beltran swims out of her goggles in the 50-meter butterfly during the Dick Tomlin Invitational at Centennial Pool Saturday.

KINGMAN - Marco Narvarte qualified for the Far West Regional Meet in the 50-meter freestyle and broke two of his old team records to help lead the Kingman Dolphins at the Dick Tomlin Invitational Saturday at Centennial Park Pool.

Swimming in the 11-12 age group, Narvarte broke his old record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 29.81, qualifying him for the regional meet in San Jose, Calif., which will be a collection of some of the fastest swimmers on the West Coast.

Narvarte also broke his record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:09.05.

Two other swimmers set team records. Kael Juelfs set marks in the 200 individual medley (2:54.60) and 100 breaststroke (1:28.46). Patrick Webb set a new record in the 200 individual medley for high school-age swimmers (2:32.62).

"I was very pleased with all of the swimmers," Dolphins recreational swim coach Michael Perrine said. "They are starting to peak at the perfect moment and this weekend at the regional meet I am looking forward to amazing times."

While the Dick Tomlin meet wasn't a state or regional qualifying meet, the Dolphins did have a lot of swimmers either achieve or better their times.

Swimmers who improved their regional times are:

• Giancarlo Narvarte in the 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly and 100 breast stroke;

• Bryce Shuffler, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke;

• Kade Juelfs, 100 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 100 breaststroke;

• Victoria Depner, 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 50 freestyle;

• Becca Ramirez, 50 butterfly, 50 backstroke, 50 freestyle;

• Emerson Martin, 50 butterfly, 50 breaststroke;

• Sofia Depner, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 freestyle;

• Max Rose, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke;

• Mike Bathauer, 100 backstroke;

• Avery Moon, 50 freestyle.

Swimmers who achieved or bettered their state times are:

• Diego Narvarte in the 50 breaststroke, 50 freestyle, 50 butterfly, 50 backstroke;

• Nic Depner, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle;

• Juelfs, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 freestyle;

• Aden Dunton, 50 breaststroke;

• Giancarlo Narvarte, 50 freestyle;

• Marco Narvarte, 200 individual medley, 50 backstroke;

• Webb, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle;

• Heather Weninger, 100 and 50 freestyle.

The Dolphins will host regionals this weekend and then head to the state meet the following week.

"The swimmers have been working hard all summer and now it's time for them to reap the rewards," Perrine said. "Our state meets are coming up in the next couple of weeks and this momentum should carry right into them. All of the swimmers from our newest members to our more experienced swimmers saw time drops this weekend."