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Melitza Sainz Ortega, at right, finished third in her division at the Cruce de Bahia Alcatraz-Kino 2022 race.

Participating in her first-ever race as a competitive swimmer, Nogales native Melitza Sainz Ortega finished third in the women’s 55-59 age division at the 15th annual Cruce de Bahia Alcatraz-Kino 2022 event in Bahia de Kino, Sonora.

The race is a 1.2-mile open water competition from the island of Alcatraz to the shore of Kino Bay. Nearly 300 swimmers competed at this year’s version of the event, held May 22.

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