If there will be champion from Kitsap county at the boys state
swimming and diving meet later this week, it will be an upset.
Bainbridge’s CJ Waite is the top local qualifier in the Class 3A
meet. Waite, a senior, is seeded third in the 100-yard breaststroke
at the King County Aquatic Center. Friday’s prelims are at 9:45
The 4A prelims are at 2:30 and the 2A starts at 6:15 p.m.
Saturday’s finals are at 10 a.m., 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.,
Looking across the Hood Canal bridge, John Macias of Port
Angeles has West Sound’s best chance of not only winning one, but
two state titles in 2A. Macias is the top seed in the 100
backstroke in 53.17 seconds. He’s seeded second in the 100
freestyle in 48.71, just behind Eric Olsen of Anacortes in 48.37.
The Roughriders 400 free relay is seeded second.
Here’s a look at who qualified from West Sound:
Class 3A: Bainbridge, Parker Bushey (200 free, 100 free),
Henry Bacon (200 free), Gabe Emert (diving), Dylan Garthwaite
(diving), David Jenkins (100 fly), James Bullock (500 free), Sam
Alpaugh (100 back), CJ Waite (100 breast), 200 medley relay, 200
free relay, 400 free relay.
Class 4A: South Kitsap, Dylan Macabitas (100 back), Yoshi
Iwakawa (100 breast), 200 medley relay.
Class 2A: Bremerton, Nathan Rubie (200 IM, 100 fly), 200
medley relay, 400 free relay; Kingston, Quincy Walker (200 IM, 100
back), Hunter Parini (50 free, 100 free), Nolan Platz (100 breast),
200 medley relay, 400 free relay; Klahowya, Isaiah Snow (50 free,
100 free), North Kitsap, Thor Breitbarth (100 fly), 200 medley
relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay; Olympic, Erik Hirt (200
free), Ziven Meyer (100 free, 100 back), 200 medley relay, 400 free
relay; Port Angeles, Milo Atwater (200 free, 500 free), Karsten
Hertzog (200 free, 500 free), Tristin Butler (200 IM, 500 free),
Jay Liang (200 IM, 100 breast), Wei-Yan Fu (50 free, 100 fly),
Lucas DeFrang (diving), Vincent Ioffrida (diving), John Macias (100
free, 100 back), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay;
Sequim, Eric Prosser (100 back).