Category Archives: Swimming

Girls swimming: NL championships begin Thursday

The Narrows League swimming championships are Thursday and Friday at Mount Tahoma in Tacoma.

Diving takes place at Foss on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Swimming finals are at 4:15 p.m. Friday.

South Kitsap’s Aspen Monkhouse is seeded second in the 4A 50-yard freestyle. The Wolves’ 200 free relay is seeded third.

Central Kitsap’s Grace Smith is the third seed in the 3A 100 butterfly while teammate Tatiana Tubberville is also seeded third in the 500 free.

 

Klahowya’s Crane earns fourth Ironman swimming status

Kelsey Crane earned her fourth Ironman status on Thursday.
Crane, a senior and three-time state champion swimmer, has qualified for the Class 1A/2A meet in all individual swimming events (eight). She won the 100-yard freestyle in 56.60 seconds in an Olympic League meet against Kingston at the NKSD pool. Klahowya won 100-69 over Kingston.

State Swimming Qualifiers
As of Wednesday*
Class 3A
200 medley relay—Bainbridge 1:53.99. 200 freestyle—Mikelle Ackerley (Bain) 2:01.07. 200 IM—Allison Murphy (Bain) 2:14.04. Diving—Zora Opalka (Bain) 355.95; Cammy Rouser (Bain) 386.95. 500 freestyle—Carina Laukaitis (Bain) 5:24.19. 200 free relay—Bainbridge 1:43.96. 100 backstroke—Allison Murphy (Bain) 1:01.72. 100 breaststroke—Ani Duni (Bain) 1:10.69. 400 free relay—Bainbridge 3:48.58.
Class 2A
200 medley relay—Port Angeles 1:58.84; North Kitsap 2:00.30. 200 freestyle—Kelsey Crane (Kla) 2:01.17. Carter Juskevich (PA) 2:05.40. Audra Perrizo (PA) 2:05.71. Jaine Macias (PA) 2:07.34. Kira Crane (Kla) 2:07.89. 200 IM—Kelsey Crane (Kla) 2:15.64; Kira Crane (Kla) 2:19.88; Jaine Macias (PA) 2:23.02. 50 freestyle—Kira Crane (Kla) 25.28; Kelsey Crane (Kla) 25.84; Serita Solis (NK) 26.19. 100 butterfly—Kelsey Crane (Kla) 1:00.77; Serita Solis (NK) 1:03.27; Juliana Guyt (Brem) 1:03.96; 100 freestyle—Kira Crane (Kla) 56.62; Kelsey Crane (Kla) 56.60. 500 freestyle—Kelsey Crane (Kla) 5:24.76; Carter Juskevich (PA) 5:41.16. 200 free relay—Port Angeles 1:47.71. 100 backstroke—Kelsey Crane (Kla) 1:02.38; Kira Crane (Kla) 1:03.59; Taylor Beebe (PA) 1:05.65. 100 breaststroke—Carter Juskevich (PA) 1:10.59; Kelsey Crane (Kla) 1:12.94; Jaine Macias (PA) 1:13.52. 400 freestyle relay—Port Angeles 3:54.47.
*Times submitted to WISCA

 

Klahowya’s Crane sisters nearing Ironman status

Klahowya senior Kelsey Crane is nearing Ironman status once again. Her little sister isn’t far behind.

Kelsey, the three-time state champion swimmer, has qualified for the Class 1A/2A meet in seven of the eight individual swimming events; 200-yard freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 free, 100 butterfly, 500 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. She is still seeking qualifying time in the 100 freestyle.

It wouldn’t be the first time Crane has earned the coveted status. If she manages it again this year, it will be the fourth time in her four-year career.

Kira, a freshman, has qualified in five of the events in her first season; 200 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 100 free and 100 back. She’s missing the 100 breast, 100 fly and 500 free.

State Swimming Qualifiers

Class 3A

200 medley relay

Bainbridge                    1:55.82

Diving

Zora Opalka, Bain       355.95

Cammy Rouser, Bain 386.95

500 freestyle

Carina Laukaitis, Bain   5:24.19

200 free relay

Bainbridge                        1:45.52

100 backstroke

Allison Murphy, Bain     1:01.72

400 free relay

Bainbridge                      3:49.64

Class 2A

200 medley relay

Port Angeles                 1:58.84

North Kitsap                  2:00.30

200 freestyle

Kelsey Crane, Kla          2:01.17

Carter Juskevich, PA   2:05.40

Jaine Macias, PA           2:07.34

Kira Crane, Kla                2:07.89

200 IM

Kelsey Crane, Kla         2:15.64

Kira Crane, Kla               2:19.88

Jaine Macias, PA            2:23.02

50 freestyle

Kira Crane, Kla                   25.28

Kelsey Crane, Kla              25.84

100 butterfly

Kelsey Crane, Kla            1:00.85

Juliana Guyt, Brem          1:03.96

100 freestyle

Kira Crane, Kla                   56.62

500 freestyle

Kelsey Crane, Kla           5:24.76

Carter Juskevich, PA     5:41.16

100 backstroke

Kelsey Crane, Kla            1:02.38

Kira Crane, Kla                 1:03.59

Lauren Conrardy, PA      1:05.45

Taylor Beebe, PA              1:05.65

100 breaststroke

Carter Juskevich, PA     1:10.59

Jaine Macias, PA            1:13.52

400 freestyle relay

Port Angeles                   3:54.47

Colville’s Schanz commits to UCLA

In one of the better stories coming out of the state this year, Emma Schanz, a senior at Colville High about an hour north of Spokane, committed to UCLA on Monday.

Schanz’s story is unique in that she trains in a 3-lane, 20-yard hotel pool. She travels once a week to train with the Spokane Waves Swim Team, more often in the summer, and gets her workouts from her club coach to practice on her own. Schanz’s brother, Dylan, shared the pool with her until leaving to swim at St. Cloud State in Minnesota this year.

You can read more about her and Dylan from Mike Gustafson’s article last year.

 

Trio of local swimmers ranked among top 25

Mikelle Ackerley of Bainbridge, Klahowya’s Kelsey Crane  and Port Orchard’s Sydney Bishoff are among the Top 25 ranked swimmers in the state, according to collegeswimming.com.

The website has Ackerley sitting at 17th, while Crane is 19th. Bishoff, who swims for Holy Names Academy in Seattle, is ranked 23rd.

The website uses a power index to rank swimmers. Each time is assigned a value based on its percentile rank among other high school swimmers. The score is calculated from a weighted average in at least two events. Crane’s power index is 31.43, Ackerley’s is 28.94 and Bishoff’s is 37.95.

The top-ranked swimmer in the state, Emma Schanz of Colville, has a power index of 1.14. Kim Williams of Bellevue, formerly Bainbridge, is second at 1.53.

Klahowya’s Crane finishes fundraiser, eyeing college

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

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

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.

UPDATE

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

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

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.