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State swimming: updates from day 2

Hunter Parini, front, celebrates along with teammates Tim Gallagher, Ethan Fox and Bryce Hoffer, the Bucs' 200-yard medley relay state championship in the Class 2A meet at KCAC in Federal Way on Saturday. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
Hunter Parini, front, celebrates along with teammates Tim Gallagher, Ethan Fox and Bryce Hoffer, the Bucs’ 200-yard medley relay state championship in the Class 2A meet at KCAC in Federal Way on Saturday.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

Kingston proved they could walk the walk after all.

The Buccaneers earned their first state championship in school history on Saturday when the 200-yard medley relay won the Class 2A event in 1 minute, 43.08 seconds.

The boys program split off from North Kitsap in 2008-09 and has been progressing each year. The Bucs won the Olympic League and district meet titles this year, also firsts for the program.

The school opened in 2007 and co-oped its swimming program with North Kitsap that first year.

 

It’s been quite a meet so far for the peninsula . Kitsap has been on the medal podium in every event.

Olympic freshman Ross Burchell receives his second-place medal from Les Schwab representative Lonnie Nunley Saturday for the 200-yard freestyle. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
Olympic freshman Ross Burchell receives his second-place medal from Les Schwab representative Lonnie Nunley Saturday for the 200-yard freestyle.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

Kitsap wound up with three second-place finishers in Olympic’s Ross Burchell, Bremerton’s Nathan Rubie and Kingston’s Tim Gallagher.

Burchell finished second in the 200 freestyle in 1:45.86, a personal best and the 500 freestyle in 4:42.39.

Bremerton’s Rubie finished second in the 100 butterfly. Rubie touched the wall in 52.93, closing in on Elliott Hofferth of Anacortes in the final 10 yards to make it entertaining.

Gallagher, a freshman, was second in the 100 backstroke in 53.54.  In total, West Sound walked away with 22 medals in 12 events.

Kingston finished in fourth place in the team standings, giving the Bucs their first state trophy. North Kitsap placed seventh while Olympic was 12th. Klahowya was 24th and Bremerton 28th.

Kingston and North Kitsap celebrated their fourth place and seventh place finishes, respectively, at the Class 2A boys state swimming championships Saturday at KCAC. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
Kingston and North Kitsap celebrated their fourth place and seventh place finishes, respectively, at the Class 2A boys state swimming championships Saturday at KCAC.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

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Bainbridge swimmers celebrate their second-place team finish at the Class 3A boys state swimming and diving championships Saturday at KCAC. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
Bainbridge swimmers celebrate their second-place team finish at the Class 3A boys state swimming and diving championships Saturday at KCAC.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

The 3A session saw the Bainbridge Spartans earn a second place finish overall with 288 points to Bellevue’s 349.5. It’s the Spartans best finish since 1980, when they also finished second.

The Spartans’ 200 medley and 200 free relays placed second while the 400 free relay was third.

Individually, Garrett Waite had two top four finishes to lead the Spartans. Waite was third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 backstroke.

Other top finishers for Bainbridge were junior Parker Bushey who finished fifth in the 200 freestyle, freshmen Kevin Houseman, fifth in 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Makai Ingalls placed sixth in the 100 butterfly and eighth in the 50 free, and Carter Hall was eighth in the breast.

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The 4A meet is underway and South Kitsap’s Dylan Macabitas, who opened the session by singing the national anthem, placed fourth in the 100 backstroke in 52.67, just off his personal best from prelims (52.28). Macabitas also finished 12th in the 200 freestyle.

South Kitsap's Dylan Macabitas waves to the crowd after receiving his fourth-place medal in the 100-yard backstroke Saturday at the Class 4A state boys swimming and diving championships. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)
South Kitsap’s Dylan Macabitas waves to the crowd after receiving his fourth-place medal in the 100-yard backstroke Saturday at the Class 4A state boys swimming and diving championships.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

South diver Jason Gleason finished seventh in his first meet. He’s a junior and is determined to improve on that ranking next season.

State boys swimming & diving: Day 1

The Kingston Buccaneers are off to a hot start at the state Class 2A boys swimming and diving championships Friday morning at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

The Buccaneers won their heat in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:43.22 and are the top seed heading into Saturday’s finals.

North Kitsap is seeded seventh in the same event and will get a medal tomorrow.

Solid first day for 2A. Kingston qualified all 13 of their swimmers into the finals, a first for coach Mark Van Huis he said. Kingston’s Ethan Fox is seeded fourth in the 200 IM after winning his heat in 2:01.10 while teammate Tim Gallagher is seeded fifth. Gallagher is also eyeing a state title in the 100 backstroke as he is the second seed. Fox is seeded third in the 100 breast. Kingston’s 400 free relay is the third seed.

Klahowya’s Mason Heaman is into the finals in the 200 freestyle as the fifth seed.

Olympic’s Ross Burchell is seeded fourth in the 200 free, but is the second seed in the 500 free. The Trojans’ 400 free relay is seeded sixth.

North Kitsap’s Thor Breitbarth, coming off an illness at last week’s district meet, is seeded fifth in the 50 free and seventh in the 100 free. North’s Nathan Ramey is seeded fifth in the 100 breast and seventh in the 500 free.

Bremerton sophomore Nathan Rubie is seeded fourth in the 100 butterfly and he had to race in a swim-off for the 200 IM. He had tied with Chris Kim of Fife and wound up beating Kim in the two-man race to qualify for the consolation finals.

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The 3A state meet began this afternoon and after a couple of disqualifications early (not involving Bainbridge) the Spartans three relays qualified as the second seeds — right behind Bellevue

Freshmen Garrett Waite is seeded third in the 200 IM and 100 back. Senior Sam Alpaugh is seeded sixth in the backstroke.

Freshman Kevin Houseman is the fourth seed in the 100 breast while Carter Hall is seeded seventh.

Divers Dylan Garthwaite and Gabe Emert each made the finals as did senior distance freestyler James Bullock.

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We only had two individual qualifiers from South Kitsap as well as the Wolves’ 200 medley relay. The relay, which consisted of Dylan Macabitas, Giacomo Bressanello, Simon Martin, Matthew Martin, finished in 1:45.35. They did not qualify for the finals.

Macabitas qualified fifth in the 100 backstroke and 14th in the 200 free. Diver Jason Gleason is seeded sixth heading into the finals with a score of 253.70 after a strong performance in the prelims and semifinals. Top seed Jeffrey Goong of Bothell scored 264.80.

Indiana school wins record 30th consecutive swim title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The girls’ swimming team at Carmel High School spent all season chasing records.

On Saturday, the Greyhounds finally got the one that mattered most.

The team from the northern suburbs of Indianapolis won nine of 12 events at the state finals to cruise to a 30th consecutive state title and break a 30-year-old record for the longest championship streak by a high school team in any sport.

The previous record belonged to the boys swim team at Honolulu’s Punahou High School, which was attended by President Barack Obama. The school won every state title from 1958-86.

“It takes a lot of work to make it all happen,” coach Chris Plumb said. “To have the girls down on the pool deck and all the other girls cheering in the stands upstairs, they both feed off each other and that’s what makes our program so successful.”

As usual, it wasn’t even close.

The swimmers finished with 438 points and broke the record in style.

Hamilton Southeastern, another school form Indy’s northern suburbs, finished second with 193½ points.

Individually, the performances were just as dynamic.

Olympic Trial qualifier Claire Adams won individual titles in the 100-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke as well the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay. Adams finished her high school career by becoming the first female swimmer to capture 16 state titles — the most possible for any individual swimmer in the state.

Teammate Veronica Burchill, also a senior and Olympic Trial qualifier, won the 100 butterfly in a state record time of 51.79 seconds and was just 0.09 seconds off of the national public school record in the event. She also had wins in the 200 medley as well as the 200 and 400 free relays. She captured 15 state titles to finish second to Adams in the all-time standings.

And Plumb took home his 10th state title. The previous mark belonged to Tony Young, who also had a hand in the Carmel dynasty.

“I was nervous, I had that feeling of not having been here before,” Plumb said, acknowledging it felt like his first state meet. “But at the same time I can’t believe how much I’ve learned and am still learning. He (Young) has taught me so much. To be a part of this is so amazing.””

Kingston wins district swimming title

Kingston won the Class 2A West Central District swimming and diving champions at Hazen High in Renton.

The Bucs, who won their first Olympic League title last month, scored 195 points, barely edging out Steilacoom, which scored 194.5.

Kingston had three titles. Quincy Walker won the 100 free title in 50.49. Ethan Fox won the 100 breast in 1:02.75. They were both part of the winning 400 free relay team along with George Dalton and Tim Gallagher in 3:27.76.

Olympic’s Ross Burchell won the 200-yard freestyle title.

Burchell touched the wall in 1 minute, 51 seconds, edging Klahowya’s Mason Heaman’s 1:51.78.

Burchell also won the 500 freestyle title in 4:55.90, just ahead of North Kitsap’s Nathan Ramey (4:58.43).

Bremerton’s Nathan Rubie won the 100 fly title in 54.32.

2A WCD psych sheets revealed

Olympic’s Ross Burchell is seeded No. 1 in the 200-yard freestyle for the upcoming Class 2A West Central District boy swim and dive meet.

The meet is at Hazen pool in Renton. Friday’s prelims begin at 10 a.m. and Saturday’s finals are at noon.

Burchell, a freshman, has a seeding time of one minute, 50.79 seconds — right ahead of Klahowya freshman Mason Heaman in 1:51.34. Burchell is also seeded second in the 500 free.

Bremerton’s Nathan Rubie is the top seed in the 100 butterfly in 54.70 while North Kitsap senior Thor Breitbarth is also seeded first in the 100 freestyle in 50.28 — ahead of sophomore Quincy Walker of Kingston and Heaman (third). Breitbarth is seeded second in the 50 free.

Kingston freshmen Ethan Fox and Tim Gallagher are seeded second and third in the 200 individual medley. Gallagher is also seeded second in the 100 backstroke and Fox is seeded second in the 100 breaststroke. Nathan Ramey, a freshman from North Kitsap, is the third seed in the 500 free.

Also, Kingston’s and North Kitsap’s 200 medley relays are seeded second and third, respectively. Kingston is the top seed in the 200 free relay as well and is the second seed in the 400 free relay.

For a look at all of our locals check out the psych sheets, which can be found here.

SK’s Macabitas top seed in WCD 4A swimming this weekend

South Kitsap juniors Dylan Macabitas and Jason Gleason are both eyeing district titles later this week.

Macabitas is seeded first in the 100-yard backstroke in 54.30 seconds for the West Central District meet, Friday and Saturday at Curtis High School in Tacoma. Macabitas has already qualified for state. He’s also seeded second in the 200 freestyle.

Diver Gleason is seeded second in the 1-meter, and has also qualified for state. The state meet is Feb. 19-20 at KCAC in Federal Way.

The top six times in each event will allocate to state even if a state time isn’t met. Right now, SK’s 200 medley relay and 200 free relays are seeded sixth according to the psych sheets.

 

More West Sound swimmers make state times

The list of West Sound swimmers who have made the cut times for their respective state boys swimming meet (4A/3A/2A) is growing.

The list also includes South Kitsap junior diver Jason Gleason. Gleason scored a 371 in his latest 11-dive qualifying meet last week.

It should be noted that the majority of West Sound’s swimmers are freshmen (nine), with just two sophomores, three juniors, and two seniors.

The state meet is Feb. 19-20 at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.

Here’s this week’s rankings as reported to the WISCA site;

Class 4A

200 freestyle—Dylan Macabitas, SK, 1:48.63

100 backstroke—Dylan Macabitas, SK, 54.63

1-meter diving—Jason Gleason, SK, 371.7

Class 3A

200 medley relay—Bainbridge 1:38.79*

200 freestyle—Garrett Waite, Bain, 1:49.72

200 IM—Garrett Waite, Bain, 1:59.68; Kevin Houseman, Bain, 2:01.39.

50 freestyle—Makai Ingalls, Bain, 22.21

100 butterfly—Garrett Waite, Bain, 53.87; Makai Ingalls, Bain, 53.92.

100 freestyle—Makai Ingalls, Bain, 48.81; Garrett Waite, Bain, 49.19.

500 freestyle—Jem Bullock, Bain, 4:58.85

200 freestyle relay—Bainbridge 1:30.24

100 backstroke—Makai Ingalls, Bain, 54.88; Garrett Waite, Bain, 54.91; Sam Alpaugh, Bain, 55.70; Kevin Houseman, Bain, 55.96.

100 breaststroke—Kevin Houseman, Bain, 1:00.66; Aron Markow, Bain, 1:02.05.

400 freestyle relay—Bainbridge 3:18.72

Class 2A

200 medley relay—Kingston 1:45.16

200 freestyle—Ross Burchell, Oly, 1:50.79; Mason Heaman, Kla, 1:51.34; Tristin Butler, PA, 1:51.66; Ethan Fox, King, 1:51.97.

200 IM—Ethan Fox, King, 2:03.34; Tim Gallagher, King, 2:05.15; Tristin Butler, PA, 2:05.41; Ross Burchell, Oly, 2:06.43; Nathan Ramey, NK, 2:08.27; Nathan Rubie, Brem, 2:09.48.

100 butterfly—Nathan Rubie, Brem, 54.70; Tristan Butler, PA, 57.00; Mason Heaman, Kla, 57.27; Thor Breitbarth, NK, 57.27; Tim Gallagher, King, 57.33; Wei-Fan Yu, PA, 57.48.

100 freestyle—Thor Breitbarth, NK, 50.65; Quincy Walker, King, 50.77; Ethan Fox, King, 50.82; Mason Heaman, Kla, 50.88.

500 freestyle—Ross Burchell, Oly, 5:01.83; Ethan Fox, King, 5:05.37; Nathan Ramey, NK, 5:05.38; Tim Gallagher, King, 5:06.18; Tristin Butler, PA, 5:08.20; Mason Heaman, Kla, 5:08.42; Cameron Butler, PA, 5:12.75.

200 free relay—Kingston 1:35.01

100 backstroke—Tim Gallagher, King, 57.01; Ethan Fox, King, 58.74; Quincy Walker, King, 58.82; Nathan Rubie, Brem, 59.67; Mason Heaman, Kla, 59.70.

100 breaststroke—Ethan Fox, King, 1:03.64; Nathan Ramey, NK, 1:05.67;

400 freestyle relay—Kingston 3:30.39

*top time in state as reported to WISCA

Spartan swimmers named All-Metro

A handful of Bainbridge girls swimmers and divers were named to the All-Metro League team for the recently completed fall season.

Bainbridge’s honorees were Candice Rosen, Cammy Rouser, Ani Duni, Hannah Tonsmann and Olivia Dow. Rouser was the Spartans’ highest finisher, place second in the one-meter diving.

The Spartans finished third overall at the Class 3A state swimming and diving championships.

All-Metro League

Bainbridge—Candice Rosen, Cammy Rouser, Ani Duni, Hannah Tonsmann, Olivia Dow.

Ballard—Marquerite Devine-Mraz

Franklin—Mandolin Nguyen

Garfield—Jocelyn Crawford, Marley Cross.

Holy Names—Sophia Chien

Ingraham—Ada Meyer

Lakeside—Hannah Shabb, Isabel Chien, Lindsey Seidner, Caroline Wagner, Amber Chong.

Roosevelt—Mia Syme, Claire Schwartz.

Seattle Prep—Cameron Smith

Day two: State Swimming

IMG_5508It’s the calm before the storm here at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.

It’s championship Saturday for girls swimming and diving and the Class 2A is the first session of the three-session meet. 3A will be up this afternoon with 4A getting a bit later start at 7 p.m.

Let’s talk 2A. We have a ton of Kitsap athletes competing and its North Kitsap that is looking to put together its strongest meet in years. Coming into the meet on Friday, media scribes had pointed out the scoring and had the Vikings finishing third. That won’t happen today, but they could still finish among the top 10. NK would need its everyone to swim lights out to gain more points and that can certainly happen.

The Vikings 200 medley relay is in the finals, right now seeded eighth and can only move up. Serita Solis is into the A finals for the 50 free and the 100 butterfly, Isabel Hendryx is in the B finals of the 100 freestyle and the A finals of the 100 backstroke, the Vikings’ 200 free relay is in the A finals and Hannah Uffens is in the B finals of the 100 backstroke. Ellie Gallagher is in the B finals of the 100 breast. UPDATE: Vikings finished seventh overall. Hendryx placed fourth in the back while Solis was fourth in the fly and fifth in the 50.

Kitsap’s best chance for a state title comes in Kira Crane. The sophomore from Klahowya is seeded second in the 100 freestyle. She’s also in the 50 free so who knows if she can pull off the double in the sprints. UPDATE: Crane DQ’d in the 50 (flinched at the start) and was second in the 100.

Kingston’s Claudia Velie is looking to give the Buccaneers a medal in the A final of the 100 breaststroke. UPDATE: Velie placed fourth

Olympic’s Chloe Partsch is in the A final of the 100 butterfly. UPDATE: She finished seventh.

UPDATE: Bainbridge won the 200 medley relay in a meet record 1:46.72. Candice Rosen finished sixth in the 200 free, Allison Murphy was fifth in the 200 IM and Ani Duni was fourth in the 50 free.

UPDATE: In the 4A, South Kitsap’s Aspen Monkhouse finished fifth in the 50 free in 24.75.

State swimming: Day One

The Class 2A preliminary session of the girls state swimming and diving championships are so far going quite well for our local swimmers Friday morning.

Here’s how it stands now about halfway through this meet. Our top finisher right now is Kira Crane of Klahowya. The sophomore is seeded second in the 100-yard freestyle in 53.91 seconds, right behind top seed Makenzie Norman of Cheney High in 53.15. Yup, that’s not much of a difference which means Crane has an excellent chance to grab her first state title — and I’m guessing many more to come — in Saturday’s finals. Crane is also seeded fourth in the 50 free along with North Kitsap senior Serita Solis who is seventh.

Speaking of North, this could be the Vikings best outcome since I started covering state swimming in 2001. North could wind up among the top four teams once it’s all said and done. Solis is also fifth in the 100 butterfly. They’ll pick up some more team points as freshman Izy Iral is among the top 10 in the 100 fly, as is fellow freshman Isabel Hendryx in the 100 free. The Vikings 200 medley relay is seeded seventh and we haven’t swam the 200 free or 400 free relays yet. NK’s 200 free is the top seed.

Olympic’s pair of freshmen are also getting it done at the King County Aquatic Center pool.  Chloe Partsch is seeded eighth in the 100 fly and 12th in the 200 IM. Danielle Snyder qualified for the B finals in the 200 free. The Trojans 200 medley relay is 16th.

Kingston’s Claudia Velie, yet another freshman, will swim in the B finals of the 200 IM.

More updates will follow…

UPDATE (12:01 p.m.): OK, here’s how the meet finished. A bit of unfortunate news for the Vikings as their 400 free relay was disqualified as the leadoff swimmer flinched at the start and she was called for it by the officials at the start. But, NK did get the 200 medley and 200 free into the finals. The 200 free is seeded fifth. Isabel Hendryx of NK is seeded fifth in the 100 back while Hannah Uffens is ninth.

Kingston’s Velie is seeded seventh in the 100 breast to give the Buccaneers a swimmer into the main event.

For Oly, its 400 free relay is seeded sixth, a good spot for the young Trojans who have two freshmen and a sophomore competing.

UPDATE: Bainbride’s 200 medley relay of Allison Murphy, Olivia Dow, Candice Rosen and Ani Duni) has the No. 1 time out of the prelims in 1:48.96, bettering its seeding time by nearly two seconds. Rosen is also seeded sixth in the 200 free and Murphy is fifth heading into the finals of the 200 IM. Duni is the seventh seed in the 50 free.

Duni came out in the 100 breast and broke her own school record and is seeded third heading into Saturday. Rosen continued her amazing afternoon by making another final, this time as the third seed in the 100 butterfly. Carina Laukaitis is seeded sixth in the 200 and eighth in the 500 to give the Spartans some points in the distance events. All three of Bainbridge relays are among the top three.

And just as a little side note, us “media” folks have scratched out the finals (remember, math is not our strong suit) but it looks like Lakeside is the favorite to win the team title with 301.5 points, followed by Mercer Island (274) and Bainbridge (251).

Of course, that’s on paper. We all know that what happens in the water is a different story … stay tuned!

UPDATE: Aspen Monkhouse of South Kitsap qualified for the finals of the 50 freestyle in the 4A session.

Monkhouse was scratched from both the Narrows League and West Central District meets the last two weeks due to an illness that also forced her to miss more than a week of school. Monkhouse suffers from Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) as well as a vocal chord dysfunction that closes her airway, but SK coach Cliff Rousell said her most recent sickness wasn’t related to POTS or her vocal chords.

In the 100 free, Monkhouse is seeded 11th after finishing third in her heat in 55.27.