High School State Championships: Idaho Boys, Girls

BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 9. LAKE City High School emerged from a close three-way battle to win the boys championship at the Idaho State High School Swimming Championships Nov. 4-5 in Boise. The meet was held in short course yards.

Lake City scored 243.5 points to Moscow's 233 and Coeur D'Alene's 230. Boise was fourth with 187 points, and Centennial grabbed the fifth spot with 158.

Individually, junior Joe Loftus led the way for Lake City's victory with his triumphs in both the 100 back (50.65) and 100 fly (51.10). Bryce Kananowicz, a sophomore, posted a state record-setting 1:54.21 in the 200 IM.

Moscow's quartet of senior Kirby Anderson, junior Tanner Anderson and freshmen Bowen Anderson and Wyatt Jager put together record-setting efforts with their 1:37.97 in the 200 medley and 3:15.26 in the 400 free.

Another state record bit the dust courtesy of Tanner Anderson with his 56.94 in the 100 breast; he sprinted to a second victory in the 50 free (22.00). Also notching two event triumphs was Johnson in the 100 (48.26) and 200 free (1:43.53). Rounding out the freestyle champions was Bowen Anderson in the 500 free (4:40.42).

Coeur D'Alene's 200 free relay of sophomore Dyson Savage, junior Gush Koch and freshmen Kade Hern and Ethan Cordes was victorious with their 1:33.40 effort.

Boise's girls team amassed 305 points to take the championship title ahead of Wood River's 262 and Eagle's 213. Post Falls took fourth by one point over Lake City, 135-134.

Boise swept the relay races, two of them in state-record setting times. The 200 free relay of sophomore Phoebe Turker, junior Mia Goodwin, freshman Serena Hertel and senior Maddie Eyolfson powered to a 1:41.48. Seniors Chelsea Kitchener and Annie Taylor joined Turner and Goodwin for a 3:41.05. Boise just missed on a third standard by 18-hundredths; the team of Taylor, Eyolfson, Turner and junior Emma Gibson put together a 1:51.46.

Taylor nabbed wins in both the 100 back (59.22) and 100 fly (58.79), and Eyolfson captured first in the 100 breast (1:06.17) to help Boise to its team victory.

Eagle junior Nicole Bruneel lowered her state record in the 200 free from 1:56.49, set earlier this year, to 1:55.73 and added a win in the 500 free (5:11.11). Woods River junior Lena Friesen bettered the state record in the 200 IM with her 2:07.44 and was also first in the 100 free (53.76).

Genesee junior Hailey Johnson snatched victory by just 1-hundredth from Post Falls senior Anastasia deTar in the 50 free (24.89-24.90).

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