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Mar. 3 - Mar. 26, 2012

Sports Mariners suit up for swim season By Natalie Way ECHO TIMES

Baseball update fter coming off of an exceptional 2011 season, finishing second in the Bay Valley Conference, the Mariners are off to a good start this season with a record of (2-3) in the conference and (7-10) overall. The team, comprised of an even split of freshmen and sophomores, has had an up and down season so far, perhaps due to the high expectations of last season. Nonetheless, Head Coach Steve Berringer says the team is dedicated to achieving the same success. “Those results will come.” said Berringer. “It’s all about working the process and sticking to the things that have worked in the past.” Berringer is satisfied with the mix of returning and new players, and is impressed with the camaraderie that has been rallied so far. “I’m pleased with the group of guys this season. They are all extremely motivated and have been working really hard on and off the field.” The upcoming schedule has the Mariners facing some of their toughest opponents of the season. But with their strong pitching roster, Berringer says that his team has stamina and can put up a fight.

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Full swimming and diving squad off to a good start his year’s swimming and diving team has 23 members, 8 of them are returners. 23 members is the biggest team in 15 years. Warren Lager, head coach, said having 23 swim and divers, “creates a great training environment”. “The conference scores to 24th place,” said Lager, “So in addition to having good swimmers, having a full squad is important. It also helps for relays.” The seventh annual Marin Invitational took place Saturday, March 10 at the Indian Valley College Swim and Dive center. Diablo Valley College, a top 10 California college in Swim and Dive, participated in the Invitational. Pasadena, a top 3 California college in Swim and Dive, also participated. Notable male finishers included Ed Foka, achieving first place in the 100 meter individual medley. A diver (ask Warren for name) achieved first place in the 3 meter dive. Top female finishers included Raquel Newman, who performs the breast stroke and Jordan Boyer, who performs the back stroke and free style.

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Jesse DeLong hustles to keep up with practice.

Photo by Sindy Smart

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