PREP SWIMMING: North's Olson, South relay advance to state
SPRINGFIELD — North Medford senior Daniel Olson and a South Medford girls relay team qualified for the state swimming championships during the Southwest Conference district meet Saturday at Willamalane Park Swim Center.
Olson, the top seed in two finals events, captured the boys 50-yard freestyle in 21.73 seconds, comfortably touching ahead of Roseburg runner-up Logan Todd, who clocked 22.14.
Olson was second in his other swim, the 100 free, in 49.44, and could make state as a wild-card entrant in that event.
Winners in each event qualify for the state meet next Friday and Saturday at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton. Additional berths to fill out 18 lanes will go to those who meet qualifying times and the next-best district times from around the state.
South Medford’s girls 200 free relay triumphed in 1:44.0 to advance. The quartet of junior Reilly Eiynck, junior Aubrey Millar, junior Karissa Cooper and senior Maryn Ringger bested runner-up Grants Pass by nearly a second.
The same four swam the 200 medley relay that placed third in 1:56.72.
North Medford junior Levi Buker was second in the boys 100 butterfly in 54.86 and third in the 200 individual medley.
North Medford senior Shai Russell-Tyler was second in the girls 100 breaststroke in 1:10.07.
Eiynck was third in two events after posting the top preliminary times in each. She clocked 1:58.84 in the 200 free and 55.33 in the 100 free.
BOYS TEAM SCORES: Grants Pass 402, Sheldon 362.5, Roseburg 346, South Eugene 279, North Medford 198.5, South Medford 160.
GIRLS TEAM SCORES: South Eugene 490, Sheldon 427, Grants Pass 272, South Medford 261, Roseburg 242, North Medford 117.
MIDWESTERN LEAGUE DISTRICT 4 MEET: At Springfield, the bid by Crater’s Marcus Reyes-Gentry to win two more state championships was thwarted when he false started in one of the events at Willamalane Park Swim Center.
The Comets’ standout — he won the school’s first two state titles as a freshman last season — was disqualified in his specialty, the 100-yard backstroke, when he jumped the gun.
Earlier, he captured the 200 freestyle in 1:45.15 and will be in that at state.
Reyes-Gentry’s championships a year ago were in the 500 free and 100 back.
The winners in each event advance to state. Wild-card spots will be issued based on results from other district meets in the state.
Ashland’s Chris Frownfelter won the 100 back with a time of 54.82, more than 10 seconds faster than his nearest challenger. Frownfelter also captured the 100 free, beating out Grizzlies teammate Harry Ross, 48.59 to 49.48.
In the girls meet, Ashland’s Mary Downs took second in the 500 free, clocking 5:44.21 for an 11-second personal best.
BOYS TEAM SCORES: North Bend 419, Churchill 302, Springfield 291, North Eugene 245, Ashland 217, Willamette 215, Crater 99, Thurston 99.
GIRLS TEAM SCORES: Springfield 370.5, North Bend 370, Churchill 357, Willamette 248.5, Ashland 174, North Eugene 159, Thurston 114, Crater 103.
CLASS 4A/3A/2A/1A DISTRICT 4 MEET: At Cottage Grove, Ahnyka Lahmann and Asa Frisbee of St. Mary’s each won two events at Cottage Grove High to secure spots at the state meet next Friday and Saturday at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton.
District winners in each event qualify for state. Eight wild-card berths in each event will be chosen from all district meets in the state.
Lahmann claimed the girls 200-yard individual medley in 2:23.73 and the 100 butterfly in 1:02.53. She also swam a leg on the victorious 200 medley relay (2:01.57) with Ivy Frisbee, Lucy Gramley and Hailey Chang.
Gramley won the 100 breaststroke in 1:17.23.
Asa Frisbee captured the boys 200 freestyle in 1:47.13, winning by more than seven seconds. He took the 100 fly by nearly four seconds with a time of 55.08.
Cascade Christian’s boys won two relays, and the Challengers’ Braedon Scaglione triumphed in the 100 breast in 1:02.58.
The Cascade Christian winning relays were the 200 medley (Elijah Snyder, Scaglione, Will Pierson and Owen Harrington) in 1:47.68, and the 200 free with the same lineup, clocking 1:35.94.
Scaglione was also second in the 50 free in 23.04.
St. Mary’s boys placed second in the 200 and 400 free relays, and Ivy Frisbee was runner-up in the 100 backstroke.
BOYS TEAM SCORES: Klamath Union 315, Marshfield 304, Cottage Grove 265, St. Mary’s 226.5, Cascade Christian 214.5, Henley 184, North Valley 145, Pheonix 143, Hidden Valley 104.
GIRLS TEAM SCORES: Marshfield 398, Cottage Grove 352, Henley 324.5, St. Mary’s 239, Klamath Union 147, Hidden Valley 134, North Valley 116, Phoenix 106, Cascade Christian 59.5, Lost River 5.