Updates from state swimming finalsFebruary 16th, 2013 by Annette Griffus
The 2A boys session is underway at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Klahowya finished eighth in the 200-yard medley relay while Thor Breitbarth, a freshman from North Kitsap won the consolation finals (ninth) of the 200 freestyle in one minute, 57.05 seconds.
For the first time in the 2A class, medals will be given to the top eight finishers.
Kellen Meyers finished third in the 50 freestyle, posting a personal-best time of 22.33 seconds. Meyers was also sixth in the 100 free. Teammate Quaid Williams finished seventh in the 100 with the 100 backstroke coming up.
Also, Austin Clement of Sequim, the defending state diving champ, finished a disappointing ninth.
In the consolation finals of 200 free relay, North Kitsap battled hard with Selah all four legs. The Vikings led by a small margin for three legs before Selah came from behind to out-touch NK at the wall. NK finished 10th. Great swim in 1:37.57. Selah was 1:36.98.
In the backstroke, Williams finished fifth with a best time of 56.85. It was a very fast race with the top three swimmers going 54 seconds or better.
The 2A session is over and Archbishop Murphy won the team title. Klahowya finished just out of the top 10 in 11th, its best finish.
UPDATE: The 3A session has started the Bainbridge 200 medley relay finished fifth in 1:39.73. Spencer Alpaugh, who has dropped an incredible amount of time from yesterday’s prelims and his entry time will be up next in the 200 IM.
Alpaugh finished fifth in 1:56.38 in the IM. He also placed seventh in the 500 free in 4:47.59.
The Spartans’ 200 free relay won the consolation finals in 1:31.08. CJ Waite also won the consol finals of the 100 breast in 1:00.93.
Bainbridge finished eighth in the team standings. Lakeside of Seattle beat Mercer Island 274-271 to end the Islanders six-year stranglehold on the championship.
The 4A session starts at 6:30 p.m.
UPDATE: In the 4A, South Kitsap’s Damien DeRego finished eighth in 22.57 in the 50 free.
In the 100 free, DeRego placed seventh in 49.22.
That’s it from Federal Way. Swimming is done for the year.