Dolphins impressive in BHC meet

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Marco Narvarte works on his breaststroke technique during the Kingman Dolphins Swim-o-rama on June 12 at Centennial Park pool. Narvarte placed first in three events for the Dolphins last weekend in Bullhead City.

RODNEY HAAS/Miner<br> Marco Narvarte works on his breaststroke technique during the Kingman Dolphins Swim-o-rama on June 12 at Centennial Park pool. Narvarte placed first in three events for the Dolphins last weekend in Bullhead City.

The Kingman Dolphins recreation team had 23 first place finishers last weekend at the Bullhead City Invitational, as the Dolphins placed third behind Needles and Bullhead City with a combined score of 560.

The Dolphins placed third in boys with a team score of 256 points and finished fourth in girls with 164 points.

Becca Ramirez and Marco Narvarte led Kingman with three first place finishes while Nic Depner and Diego Narvarte had two first place showings.

Ramirez placed first in the girls (9-10) 100-meter individual medley with a time of 1:46.31, the 50 butterfly (49.47) and the 50 backstroke (52.96). Marco finished first in the boys (11-12) 100-meter individual medley with a time of 1:21.67, the 50 butterfly (35.21) and the 50 backstroke (38.39).

Depner placed first in the boys (9-10) 100 individual medley with a time of 1:36.68 and the 50 freestyle with a time of 37.20. Diego Narvarte won in the (9-10) butterfly (43.76) and the 50 backstroke (49.22). Bryce Shuffler also finished first in the girls (9-10) 50 freestyle with a time of 43.84.

"The Narvarte brothers had a huge meet and have been working really hard this summer," Dolphins recreational swim coach Michael Perrine said. "In fact, all of the swimmers had a tremendous meet."

Marco Narvarte also broke pool records in the 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly and 100 individual medley.

The Dolphins had three relay teams take first including the mixed (9-10) 100 medley relay team of Diego Narvarte, Kade Juelfs, Ramirez and Depner, finishing with a time of 1:30.53. The same relay team also captured the 100 freestyle relay with a time of 1:14.18.

The other relay team to place first was the mixed (11-12) 100 freestyle team of Brady Cowin, Ross Crain, Avery Moon and Marco Narvarte with a time of 1:08.56.

The Dolphins traveled to the Sedona Invitational this weekend and will host the Dick Tomlin Invitational Saturday at Centennial Park Pool.