Individual victories by Ryan Randall and Connor Greene helped the Merced College men’s swimming team open the Bay Valley Conference Championships with a solid showing on Thursday at Solano College.
Randall captured the 500-yard freestyle title and Greene went 1-2 with teammate Luke Baum in the 200 individual medley.
The Blue Devils also added a second-place showing in the 200 freestyle relay, putting them in good shape in their pursuit of a sixth straight BVC title.
The MC women’s title defense got a decent start as well with Kellie Ketchum taking second place in the 100 individual medley.
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The quartet of Ketchum, Courtney Frampton, Emily Heindel and Anjele Kapeghian also took second place in the 200 free relay.
The action continues today and concludes on Saturday.