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The Jesuit boys and the Sunset girls claimed victory in the Oregon Class 6A Swimming Championships on Saturday, February 18. The Jesuit boys soared to a convincing victory, outscoring second place Sunset by over 100 points. The battle for second was closer, with Sunset (113 points) finishing ahead of McMinnville (104 points).
The girls’ meet featured a hard fought battle for first, with Sunset (203) ultimately prevailing by a four point margin over Jesuit (199), and Lakeridge claiming third with 124.5 points.
The Jesuit boys claimed all three relays. In the 200 medley relay, the Jesuit quartet combined for a 1:35.75 for the gold. Sunset earned silver with a 1:38.58, with South Salem taking the bronze in 1:38.87. In the 200 free relay, Jesuit again took the top spot (1:26.94), followed by Sunset (1:27.35) and McMinnville (1:29.33). In the 200 freestyle relay, Jesuit finished first in a 1:26.94. Sunset finished second in 1:27.35, while McMinnville earned the bronze in a 1:29.33.
The final relay saw Jesuit post a commanding 3:08.41 for gold, with Sunset again in second (3:13.39) and McMinnville once again finishing third in a 3:14.93.
Jesuit’s Trent Martinez won the 200 free in a swift 1:39.93. Douglas Heymann, of Lake Oswego finished second in 1:44.16 with Levi Burres of McMinnville right behind him in a 1:44.55.
The 200 IM went to Sam Harquail of Grant in a 1:51.84. Kevin Keil of Central Catholic touched the wall in second place (1:53.02), followed closely by Jesuit’s Anthony Nosack (1:53.82).
Wilson’s Evan Carlson claimed the state title in the 50 free with a 20.70. He was joined on the podium by Micah Masei of West Salem in second (20.99) and Garrett Sutton of McMinnville (21.30).
Ethan Luck of Westview prevailed in the 100 free, finishing over a second ahead of Reilly Goddard of Jesuit who touched the wall in a 47.84. Rounding out the podium was Tyler Cook of South Salem in 48.02.
Van Mathias of Beaverton claimed victory in the 100 fly in a 48.61. Second place went to Carlson (49.73), while Ben Miller of Tigard finished third (50.38).
Jesuit’s Martinez earned his second trip to the top of the podium, winning the 500 free (4:32.61) by a convincing 13 seconds. In a close fought battle for second, Jordan Convery of Reynolds (4:45.56) out-touched Jared Mendez of Tualatin (4:46.01).
The meet’s second double winner, Beaverton’s Mathias, claimed victory in the 100 backstroke with a 50.48. Second place went to South Salem’s Daisuke Fitial (52.03), and third place to Paolo Casas of Jesuit (52.96).
The top spot in the breaststroke went to Sam Harquail of Grant in a 56.70. Anthony Nosack of Jesuit (57.28) prevailed in a close battle for second, edging out Caspar Corbeau of Sunset who touched the wall in a 57.45.
The Jesuit girls started the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay, with the quartet stopping the clock in 1:44.23. Sunset earned the silver (1:45.13), with Aloha claiming bronze in 1:47.27.
However Sunset topped the podium for the final two relays, securing gold in the 200 freestyle relay with a 1:36.83, followed by Aloha in second (1:38.27) and McMinnville (1:40.86). The 400 freestyle relay victory was more commanding, with Sunset posting an impressive 3:31.08 ahead of Lakeridge (3:37.18) and Lincoln (3:38.50).
The 200 freestyle was a close race, but in the end Caitlyn Wilson of Southridge finished first in 1:51.35, out-touching Sofia Nosack of Jesuit (1:51.63) with Angie Lindsay of Sunset, finishing third in 1:52.41. Wilson doubled-down on the mid-distance races, claiming a second victory in the 500 free with a 4:56.71. Tia Lindsay of Sunset also broke the five minute barrier, securing silver with a 4:59.75, while Sofia Nosack of Jesuit claimed third with a 5:01.22.
In the 200 IM, Tia Lindsay (Sunset) and Katelyn Laderoute (West Linn) battled to the wall, with Lindsay (2:02.83) narrowly besting Laderoute (2:03.77). Kaitlyn Dobler of Aloha stopped the clock in 2:09.74 for third place.
The sprint freestyles saw the same three ladies battling for the crown. The 50 freestyle title went to Jamie Stone of Centennial (22.98), with Alayna Connor of Sunset in second (23.10) and Jesuit’s Elise Kreutzer in third (24.08). Stone then took the sprint double, claiming victory in the 100 free with a quick 49.77, followed closely once again by Connor (50.29) and Kreutzer (52.19).
Jesuit’s Emily Cook won the 100 butterfly in a 55.89 in the first individual race of a two-win night for her. Cook prevailed over Jordan Ashmore of Aloha who earned the silver with her 56.25. Lakeridge’s Mara Newman was right behind, finishing third in 56.36.
Cook secured her second individual victory of the night with an impressive 53.71 in the 100 back. Newman of Lakeridge was likewise impressive, claiming silver with a 54.51. Rounding out the podium was Ashmore of Aloha with a 56.14.
The final individual race of the night saw Dobler pick up a win in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:03.49. Cali Rowland of Forest Grove earned the second spot on the podium with a 1:05.57, while West Salem’s Hannah Bodkin finished third in 1:06.32.
Full results available here.