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Klahowya’s Crane finishes fundraiser, eyeing college

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Klahowya’s Kelsey Crane was all smiles after winning the 100-yard butterfly at the Class 2A swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center last November. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Klahowya’s Kelsey Crane was all smiles after winning the 100-yard butterfly at the Class 2A swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center last November. (LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN)

Kelsey Crane, a state champion swimmer from Klahowya, completed her Swim for MS fundraiser last month. Crane, who swam the majority of her laps that was approximately 20 miles, over a course of a several days, raised $1,245. Crane swam in memory of her grandmother.

Crane has won state titles in the 2A classification in the 500-yard freestyle as a freshman and repeated as a sophomore. Last year as a junior Crane won the 100 butterfly and finished second in the 200 individual medley. She’s also qualified as an Ironman athlete, meaning she qualified for the state meet in all individual events.

Crane has garnered plenty of attention from colleges, and according to her mother Kim she has her top three, but is hoping for official visits this fall. Kim Crane said they are all Division I schools. It’s likely she will make her decision after the high school season, which ends in November.

High school All-American issue out by Swimming World

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Swimming World Magazine, in conjunction with the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association, recently produced a great online edition — the 2014 High School All American Issue.

You can view it by clicking here.

Former Bremerton alum and Olympic champion Nathan Adrian is among the all-time best in the 50 freestyle while swimming for the Knights. Adrian’s 20.16 second in the sprint was the top time in 2006. He also was the fastest in the 100 free in 44.08.


State swimming Day 2 Updates

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

I’m back in Federal Way for the second day of the state boys swimming and diving meet at the King County Aquatic Center.

The Class 4A meet is done and Newport of Bellevue won the team title with a score of 215.5 points, followed by Issaquah (171) and Gig Harbor (169).

Thomas Anderson, a sophomore from Federal Way, setting a state record in 48.10 seconds in the 100-yard backstroke. Anderson broke Thane Maudslien’s time from last year of 48.56. Maudslien is a Kennedy graduate and is a freshman at the University of Arizona.

Kitsap didn’t have any swimmers make the finals.

The 2A meet begins at 2:30 p.m. followed by the 3A meet at 6:30 p.m.

UPDATE: The 2A meet is underway and Port Angeles won the consolation finals in the 200 medley relay in 1:47.19. North Kitsap finished 13th overall in 1:49.31.

In the 200 IM, Kingston’s Kevin Fox finished 13th in 2:09.76. PA’s John Macias was fifth in 2:02.08.

Through four events, Steilacoom leads the team standings with 76 points, followed by Archbishop Murphy (70) and Lindbergh (69). Port Angeles is ninth (32), North Kitsap is 23rd (8), Kingston is 25th (6) and Klahowya 27th (4).

In the 100 butterfly, Fox placed 13th in 57.10 while PA’s Wei-Yan Fu was 12th in 56.92. The 200 free relay saw Kingston’s 200 free relay place 11th in 1:37.35 and NK’s relay was 12th in 1:37.38. Macias was also fifth in the 100 backstroke in 56.07.

In the 400 free relay, PA placed 11th in 3:31.43.

That’s it for 2A.

Up next is the 3A meet at 6:30(ish)… the meet is running behind.


The 3A meet has begun and Bainbridge has two swimmers on the podium already. Spencer Alpaugh finished seventh in the 200 IM in 1:57.59 and Marcus Tonsmann was eighth in the 200 free in 1:48.25.

Tonsmann also finished 13th in the 100 fly in 53.38. The Spartans 200 free relay placed eighth while the sixth place finish by Sam Alpaugh in the 100 back, CJ Waite’s sixth in the 100 breast (along with the ninth place by Keenan Grant and Bill Lee) helped lead Bainbridge to a fourth-place finish in the team standings.

The Spartans may have started slow, but with such a strong finish, and plenty of talent coming back, don’t be surprised to see Bainbridge make another run at the medal stand next year.

That’s it for swimming this year. The 2014-15 season will kickoff in November with the girls meet.

Your guide to state swimming and diving

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Where: King County Aquatics Center, Federal Way
Friday: 4A prelims at 9:45 a.m., 2A prelims at 2:30 p.m., 3A prelims at 6:15 p.m.
Saturday: 4A finals at 10 a.m., 2A finals at 2:30 p.m., 3A finals at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: One day—$9 adults, $9 seniors/students; Two days—$15 adults, $10 seniors/students.
Pysch sheets/results: 4A, 3A, 2A.
Website: Here.
West Sound qualifiers
Class 4A
South Kitsap: Dylan Macabitas (100 back).
Class 3A
Bainbridge: Marcus Tonsmann (200 free, 100 fly), Spencer Alpaugh (200 IM, 500 free), James Bullock (500 free), Sam Alpaugh (100 back), CJ Waite (100 breast), Keenan Grant (100 breast), Bill Lee (100 breast), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay.
Class 2A
Bremerton: 400 free relay; Kingston, Kevin Fox (200 IM, 100 fly), Hunter Parini (50 free), Nolan Platz (100 breast), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay.
Klahowya: Karl Otheim (50 free, 100 free), Billy Britton (100 fly); North Kitsap, Thor Breitbarth (200 free), Yorick Aban (100 fly), Adriel Moran (100 free, 100 back), 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay.
Olympic: Erik Hirt (200 IM), Ziven Meyer (100 back), 200 medley relay, 400 free relay.
Port Angeles: John Macias (200 IM, 100 back), Tristin Butler (200 IM, 500 free), Wei-Yan Fu (50 free, 100 fly), Karsten Hertzog (500 free), Cole Urnes (100 back), Jay Liang (100 breast), Scott Methner (diving), Colton Olson (diving), 200 medley relay, 400 free relay.
Sequim: Eric Prosser (200 IM, 100 back).

District swimming coming up

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

The Class 4A West Central District boys swimming meet began Thursday with the diving portion, while the swimming is Friday and Saturday at Curtis High School. Prelims are at 4:30 p.m. Friday, and finals are at 3:30 p.m. both days. The top six fastest times from finals are allocated to the state meet, Feb. 20-21 at Federal Way.

Swimming for Central Kitsap are Camdon Hatch, Danny Beery, Erik Jorde, as well as all three relays. Representing South Kitsap are Dylan Macabitas, Nils Johnson, Justin Hart, Austin Smith, Tristan Martin, and the 400 free and 200 medley relays.

The Class 2A West Central District meet is scheduled for Feb. 14-15 at Hazen Pool in Renton. The Class 3A SeaKing District meet also is that weekend at Mary Wayte Pool in Seattle. Bainbridge is in the Metro League meet at Helene Madison pool in Seattle Friday and Saturday.

State swimming: Action underway at KCAC

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

The girls state swimming and diving finals has already seen some pretty terrific swims.

The Class 4A meet kicked off this morning with Newport of Bellevue besting Wenatchee and Gig Harbor in the team championship. Newport finished with 232 points to 169.5 for Wenatchee and 152 for GH.

Gig Harbor’s Carolyn McCann, who is headed to Michigan in the fall, broke the state record in the 100-yard breaststroke in one minute, 1.33 seconds. The previous record was held by Lindsay Marchand of Peninsula — kind of appropriate a rival breaks that mark — in 2008 in 1:02.00.

In the same event, Central Kitsap’s Sarah Avery finished 16th in 1:10.28.

Avery placed 11th in the 100 butterfly in 59.70 seconds.

Other meet records included Kenna Ramey of Federal Way in the 50 freestyle in 22.96. The old record was 23.17 held by Megan Oesting of Mercer Island in 1990.

UPDATE: The 2A meet has begun and the best shot for a local state champion is Klahowya junior Kelsey Crane. Crane is seeded second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 200 IM.

Port Townsend earned WIAA academic team championship in the 1A classification.

UPDATE: Kitsap came away with three more state championships.

Kelsey Crane won the 100 butterfly in 57.77 seconds in the 2A meet while Bainbridge senior Shayla Archer successfully defended her title in the 100 backstroke in 56.38. The Spartans, who finished third overall in the team standings, won the 200 medley relay in a meet record of 1:47.44.


State swimming Day 1: Prelims underway at KCAC

Friday, November 15th, 2013

The Class 4A portion of the state swimming and diving championships have begun at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Sarah Avery (100 butterfly, breaststroke) of Central Kitsap, sister Leah (200 IM) and the 200 medley and 400 free relays as well as South Kitsap’s Zoe DeSmet (200 free) will represent West Sound.

UPDATE: CK’s 200 relay finished with a 1:58.49 for 21st place. Leah Avery just missed making the top 16 cut in the 200 individual medley. She finished 18th in 2:18.86.

Sarah Avery will swim in Saturday’s finals after qualifying 11th in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.04.

South’s DeSmet was 24th in the 200 freestyle in 2:10.81.

UPDATE: Sarah Avery finished 15th in the breaststroke in 1:09.70.

State swimming: Archer, Bainbridge relay seeded No. 1

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Bainbridge’s Shayla Archer is seeded No. 1 in the 100-yard backstroke heading into the Class 3A state swimming and diving championships Friday and Saturday in Federal Way.

Archer is the defending state champion in the event in 56.79 seconds. No. 2 seed Caitlin Cox of Mercer Island has a time of 58.81.

She’s also ranked third in the 200 individual medley.

Bainbridge Spartans 200-yard medley relay is seeded No. 1 in 1 minute, 49.82 seconds, ahead of Mercer Island’s 1:51.25. The 200 free relay is seeded second while the 400 relay is third.

In the 2A classification, Klahowya’s Kelsey Crane is seeded second in the 200 IM behind Pullman freshman standout Taylor McCoy. Crane has a time of 2:12.88 to McCoy’s 2:09.25.

Crane is the No. 1 seed in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.56 while North Kitsap’s Serita Solis is ranked fourth in 1:02.87.

Crane is the two-time defending 500 freestyle champion, but decided against swimming the event and is instead focusing on her other two events.

In 4A, Sarah Avery will swim in the 100 butterfly and breaststroke while sister Leah will swim the 200 IM. The Cougars also qualified its 400 free and 200 medley relays. South Kitsap’s Zoe DeSmet will swim in the 200 freestyle.

Also, Port Orchard’s Sydney Bishoff, who swims for Holy Names, is seeded fourth in the 50 freestyle.

The 4A prelims kickoff at 9:45 a.m., followed by the 2A at 2:30 and the 3A at 6:15 p.m. Saturday’s finals begin with the 4A at 10 a.m., 2A at 2:30 p.m. and 3A at 6:30 p.m.

2A, 3A district swimming meets are Friday-Saturday

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The Class 2A West Central District swimming and diving meet begins Friday at Hazen High School in Renton. The meet includes teams from the Olympic, Seamount and South Puget Sound Leagues.

The prelims begin Friday at 10 a.m. while Saturday’s finals are at 11 a.m. The top six individuals and relays qualify for the state meet, Nov. 15-16 at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Among the top qualifiers locally are Klahowya junior Kelsey Crane and North Kitsap’s Serita Solis. Crane, the two-time defending state champion in the 500-yard freestyle, is seeded first in the 200 individual medley in 2 minutes, 17.95 seconds, and the 100 butterfly in 1:01.17. Solis is the top seed in the 50 freestyle in 26.35 seconds and seeded fourth in the 100 fly in 1:04.94.

Kingston’s Katherine Andersen is seeded second in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.26) and third in the 500 free in 2:22.27. Bremerton’s Juliana Guyt is seeded fourth in 2:32.71 in the 500 as well. Port Townsend’s Rose Ridder is seeded second in the 50 free while Port Angeles’ Carter Juskevich is ranked No. 1 in the 200 free (2:04.51), followed by teammate Jaine Macias (2:05.29). PA’s Ashlee Reid is the top seed in the 100 backstroke (1:05.03) and the 100 free (57.66) while Ridder is second (1:00.94) in the free. Audra Perrizo of PA is ranked No. 1 in the 500 free (6:00.56).

North Kitsap’s 200 free and medley relay’s are ranked second, right behind Port Angeles, while the 400 free is seeded fourth.

Former North Kitsap standout Bethany Aban still holds the district record in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.86 in 2011.

Port Angeles’ Tracie Macias is the record holder in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.26 last year. Port Angeles holds the 200 medley relay record in 1:58.84.

Bainbridge district also set for Friday

The Bainbridge swim team will compete in the Class 3A SeaKing District meet Friday and Saturday at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island. Friday’s prelims are at 4:30 p.m. with Saturday’s finals at 5:30 p.m. The top five individuals and relays qualify for state.

Junior Mikelle Ackerley is the top seed in two events, the 200 freestyle in 1:58.30 and 100 free in 55.39.

Shayla Archer is ranked No. 1 in the 100 backstroke in 58.03, the same event she won at state last year. She’s also ranked third in the 200 IM (2:11.06).

Other individuals in the mix include Carina Laukaitis, a freshman who is ranked fifth in the 200 free and the 500 free; sophomore Allison Murphy, who is fourth in the 200 IM; Ani Duni, sixth in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 breaststroke while sophomore Candice Rosen is fifth in the 500 free.

The Spartans’ 200 medley relay is ranked first, the 200 free relay is seeded third and the 400 free is ranked second.

Also, Holy Names’ Sydney Bishoff is seeded seventh in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free. Bishoff is a Port Orchard resident.

I’ll also note that Bainbridge holds some district records as well. The Spartans 200 medley relay set the time in that event last year in 1:49.31. Former standout and Olympic silver medalist Emily Silver holds the 50 freestyle record in 23.47 in 2001 and the 100 free in 51.16 in 2003. Sister Helen Silver holds the record in the 100 backstroke in 56.78 in 2001 (Liberty’s Makenna Briggs tied in 2012).

State swimming qualifiers: Ironman Crane tops list in 100 fly

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Klahowya’s Kelsey Crane has the fastest time in the Class 2A 100-yard butterfly, according to times reported to the Washington Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (WISCA).

Crane, a junior and the two-time defending state champion in the 500 freestyle, has a time of 1 minute, 1.17 seconds in the fly. She’s listed just ahead of sophomore Kaelee McCloskey of Archbishop Murphy in 1:01.29. She’s listed with the second fastest time in the 200 individual medley in 2:17.95. Pullman freshman Taylor McCoy has the fastest time in 2:11.87.

Crane also became an Ironman again. She earned that designation — having state times in all eight individual events — last year.

In 3A, Bainbridge’s Shayla Archer, the defending 100 backstroke champion, is the leader in the same event in 58.03. She’s also third-fastest in the 200 IM (2:11.06).

The Spartans relay has the state’s fastest time in the 200 medley relay in 1:50.50 and the 200 free relay in 1:43.05. The 400 free relay is ranked second in 3:43.41.


Locals, as of Saturday

Class 2A

200 medley relay—Port Angeles 1:59.92; North Kitsap 2:01.01. 200 free—Carter Juskevich (PA) 2:04.51; Kelsey Crane (Kla) 2:04.85; Jaine Macias (PA) 2:05.29; Ashlee Reid (PA) 2:08.38. 200 IM—Crane (Kla) 2:17.95; Katherine Anderson (King) 2:22.27. 50 free—Reid (PA) 26.07; Crane (Kla) 26.19. 100 fly—Crane (Kla) 1:01.17. 100 free—Crane (Kla) 56.69; Reid (PA) 57.66. 500 free—Crane (Kla) 5:31.17. 200 free relay—Port Angeles 1:47.45. 100 back—Crane (Kla) 1:04.66; Reid (PA) 1:05.03. 100 breast—Crane (Kla) 1:13.02; Katherine Andersen (King) 1:13.26; Juskevich (PA) 1:13.39. 400 free relay—Port Angeles 3:56.10.

Class 3A

200 medley relay—Bainbridge 1:50.50. 200 free—Mikelle Ackerley (Bain) 1:58.30; Shayla Archer (Bain) 1:59.77; Candice Rosen (Bain) 2:00.75; Carina Laukaitis (Bain) 2:00.88. 200 IM—Archer (Bain) 2:11.06; Allison Murphy (Bain) 2:12.29; Natalie Ackerley (Bain) 2:15.20. Diving—Cammie Rouser (Bain) 309. 100 fly—Archer (Bain) 1:00.84. 100 free—M. Ackerley (Bain) 55.39; Candice Rosen (Bain) 55.95. 500 free—Laukaitis (Bain) 5:20.91; Rosen (PA) 5:21.49; M. Ackerley (Bain) 5:22.59; Archer (Bain) 5:23.34. 200 free relay—Bainbridge 1:43.05. 100 back—Archer (Bain) 58.03; Murpy (Bain) 1:01.37. 100 breast—Ani Duni (Bain) 1:09.84; Archer (Bain) 1:10.21; Murphy (Bain) 1:10.67. 400 free relay—Bainbridge 3:43.41.


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