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PREP ROUNDUP: Frownfelter, Reyes-Gentry surge into swim finals

BEAVERTON — Ashland’s Chris Frownfelter and Crater’s Marcus Reyes-Gentry posted the top times in preliminaries Friday on the opening day of the Class 5A state swimming championships at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center, and Ashland’s Harry Ross just missed the top spot in another event.

The finals for the state meet for classes 6A, 5A and 4A/3A/2A/1A will be today.

The top nine swimmers in the 6A prelims advanced to the finals. The top six in each event for the other classifications made it through.

Frownfelter had the best time in the 100-yard backstroke by nearly three seconds, out-touching Parkrose’s Julian Hernandez, 53.69 seconds to 56. 64.

The senior Frownfelter was fourth in the 100 free as teammate Ross overtook him and most others. Ross, a sophomore, was timed in 48.00 seconds, well under his seed time of 49.48. Redmond’s Ryan Konop was first in 47.95, and Frownfelter fourth in 48.63.

Reyes-Gentry’s time of 1:45.50 in the 200 free out-distanced Crescent Valley’s Hunter Watkins, who clocked 1:47.18.

Reyes-Gentry, a sophomore, won the Comets’ first two state titles last year in the 100 backstroke and 500 free. He hoped to repeat in the 100 back, but a false start at the regional meet last week left him with only one state event.

Ashland junior Michael Carrabba was eighth in the 500 free in 5:13.37.

Frownfelter, Ross and Carrabba joined freshman teammate Jence Berry on the 400 free relay that made it into the finals with a sixth-place, 3:30.96.

For the Ashland girls, sophomore Mary Downs just missed the finals in the 100 breaststroke, placing seventh in 1:13.21. Freshman teammate Amelia Mercado was 12th in 1:18.73.

Those two swam on the 400 free relay that was eighth in 4:09.55. Freshman Sydney Yox and sophomore Anna Sloan filled out the quartet.

In Class 6A, North Medford’s Daniel Olson, a senior, tied for third in the 50 free prelims with a time of 21.64 seconds, matching that of Roseburg’s Todd Logan. Lincoln’s Adrian Clement led the way in 21.53, followed by Matthew Kreutzer of Jesuit in 21.59.

Olson was 14th in the 100 free in 49.27.

South Medford’s 200 free relay of junior Reilly Eiynck, junior Aubrey Millar, junior Karissa Cooper and senior Maryn Ringger missed the finals by one spot, placing 10th in 1:43.21.

In the 4A/3A/2A/1A boys meet, St. Mary’s sophmore Asa Frisbee was second in the 200 free in 1:50.54, behind leader Luke Bachart of Newport, who swam 1:48.64.

Frisbee was third in the 100 fly in 56.40.

Cascade Christian senior Braedon Scaglione was second in the 100 breast in 1:01.96 and fifth in the 50 free in 23.04.

He helped the 200 medley relay to second in 1:47.27, with junior Elijah Snyder, junior Will Pierson and junior Owen Harrington.

The same four were also second in the 200 free relay in 1:34.88, behind Newport’s time of 1:33.42. St. Mary’s quartet of senior Noah Stillwell, senior Charlie Reade, sophomore Caleb Bingham and Frisbee was third in 1:37.20.

The Crusaders’ foursome was fourth in the 400 free relay in 3:36.00.

Phoenix junior Nate Wood was eighth in the 100 breast in 1:09.98, Cascade Christian’s Pierson was 10th in the 100 free in 55.25, and the Challengers’ Snyder was 12th in the 100 back in 1:06.07.

In the girls 4A/3A/2A/1A meet, the St. Mary’s 200 medley relay of senior Ivy Frisbee, junior Lucy Gramley, junior Ahnyka Lahmann and junior Hailey Chang was sixth in 2:01.41.

The same group was 10th in the 400 free relay in 4:09.92.

Lahmann was eighth in the 100 fly in 1:04.53 and 11th in the 200 individual medley in 2:26.80.

Gramley was 10th in the 500 free in 5:51.68 and 11th in the 100 breast in 1:19.27.

Frisbee was 11th in the 100 back in 1:06.28.

Wrestling

MWL DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS: At Springfield, Crater built a narrow lead on host Thurston by moving 16 wrestlers into the semifinal round at the nine-school event.

The Comets scored 166 points on Day 1 of the two-day event, with Thurston not far off at 154. Eagle Point (69.5) stands fifth in the team race, and Ashland (43) is eighth.

Advancing with quarterfinal pins for Crater were Ayden Tazioli (106 pounds), Ryan McCarty (113), Ryan Hill (120), Colton Bryant (126), Matthew Bolanos (132), Kellen Kerrigan (138), Ayden Kerrigan (145), Colby Meek (145), Angel Perez (152), Kabb Christianson (160), Owen Burkhart (182), Jimmy Jordahl (195), Aric Adams (220) and Isaiah Mays (285).

Aiden Chenoweth (138) moved on with a 6-2 decision and Ethan VanHook (170) advanced via a forfeit to round out a solid first-day effort by the Comets.

Six Eagle Point wrestlers pushed their way into the semifinal round, with Luke Callahan (106), Luke Patterson (113), Freddy Barajas (120) and Dylan Dahling (132) registering a pin in the quarterfinals.

Also for the Eagles, Kyle O’Neil (145) advanced with a 7-0 decision over Ashland’s Augustine Senn and Marc Milazzo (182) won 9-3 over Thurston’s Keannan Bowditch.

For Ashland, Jonah Rosewood (152), Kane Kenerly (170) and Jacob Robitz (220) each scored a fall to reach the semifinals, which will kick off today’s action.

The top four finishers in each weight class advance to the Class 5A state tournament Feb. 28-29 at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum.

TEAM SCORES: Crater 166, Thurston 154, North Eugene 84.5, Willamette 73.5, Eagle Point 69.5, North Bend 54, Springfield 44.5, Ashland 43, Churchill 11.

CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTERFINALS

106 — Luke Callahan, EP, pinned Kaylee Annis, Thu, 1:33; Ayden Tazioli, Cra, pinned Austin Chadwick, NE, 1:01; Braylin Ruchti, Thu, pinned Cody Deaton, Wil, 1:40; Juventino Macias, Spr, tech. fall Reggie Watson, NB, 18-1.

113 — Elijah Southern, Thu, pinned Destiny Cowans, Spr, 1:06; Tristen Boyle, NE, pinned Braiden Tester, Cra, 1:15; Ryan McCarty, Cra, pinned Justin Melheim, Thu, 5:06; Luke Patterson, EP, pinned Tyler Hayes, NB, 3:03.

120 — Freddy Barajas, EP, pinned Ramiro Garcia, Chu, :44; Ethan Ingram, NB, dec. Forest Briggs, NE, 11-4; Ryan Hill, Cra, pinned Fernando Gonzalez, Spr, 3:28; Kolton Malone, Thu, pinned Fen Truitt, NE, 2:00.

126 — Logan Slonecker, Thu, pinned Jermaine Richards, Wil, :16; Kyler McArthur, NE, pinned William Dau, Chu, 3:45; Juan Lomeli, Will, pinned Drew White, Thu, 1:00; Colton Bryant, Cra, pinned Evan Setzer, EP, 1:16.

132 — Matthew Bolanos, Cra, pinned Timothy Sarnecky, NB, 1:43; Sawyer Casarez, Thu, pinned Michael Owens, Spr, 3:49; Dylan Dahling, EP, pinned Carlos Vaquez, Spr, 1:41; Jason Weiss, NE, pinned William Wass, Ash, 3:07.

138 — Hunter Harwood, Thu, pinned Jeffery Nguyen, NE, :31; Aiden Cheoweth, Cra, dec. Dillon Springer, Spr, 6-2; Ishmael Blas, NE, pinned Jeffrey Sarnecky, NB, :28; Kellen Kerrigan, Cra, pinned Griffin Brainerd, Chu, :38.

145 — Colby Meek, Cra, pinned Brian Brown, EP, 2:43; Calvin Royce, Thu, dec. Logan McAllister, Wil, 9-2; Ayden Kerrigan, Cra, pinned Benjamin Patterson, NE, 4:34; Kyle O’Neil, EP, dec. Augustine Senn, Ash, 7-0.

152 — Asher Ruchti, Thu, pinned Patrick Latham, Ash, 4:28; Anthony Henderson, Wil, pinned Tristan Stinson, NB, 3:26; Jonah Rosewood, Ash, pinned Brett Hieter, Thu, 1:41; Angel Perez, Cra, pinned Juan Cardona, Spr, 3:40.

160 — Kabb Christianson, Cra, pinned Juan Ruiz, EP, :48; Varney Doreen, Thu, pinned Joseph Buchert, Wil, 1:09; Liam Buskerud, NB, pinned Max Linsday, Ash, 1:04; Zachary Ausborn, Wil, dec. Diego Flores, Cra, 17-10.

170 — Shane Teigen, Thu, pinned Trevor Smith, Cra, :22; Kane Kenerly, Ash, pinned Jaron Hyatt, NB, :37; Everett Chandler, NE, pinned Auron Cramer, Thu, 3:01; Ethan VanHook, Cra, won by forfeit.

182 — Owen Burkhart, Cra, pinned Adair Ortega, NE, :26; Marc Milazzo, EP, dec. Keannan Bowditch, Thu, 9-3; Vuan Halstead, Thu, pinned Gage Rehberger, NE, 4:48; Bryce Indell, Wil, pinned Steven Barnes, Chu, 1:17.

195 — Jimmy Jordahl, Cra, pinned Diego Hernandez, NE, :42; Lane Palahniuk, Thu, pinned Alexander Willoughby, Wil, 1:11; Jeremy Foss, Thu, pinned David Currier, NE, 1:14; Michael Dardis, Wil, pinned Zion Tran, Spr, 2:23.

220 — Logan Kerr, NE, pinned Isaiah Raines, Cra, :13; Gabe Pollin, NB, pinned William Hackett, Ash, 2:43; Jacob Robitz, Ash, pinned Dylan Stephens, Thu, 4:00; Aric Adams, Cra, pinned Evan Huber, Wil, :34.

285 — Brian Jenkins, Thu, pinned Justin Hammer, EP, :34; Gabriel Foltz, NB, pinned James LaFond, Ash, 3:10; Isaiah Mays, Cra, pinned Joel Montes, EP, 1:35; Brandon Unrein, Spr, pinned Lorenzo Media-Serpa, :56.

CLASS 4A DISTRICT 3 REGIONALS: At Cottage Grove, Phoenix advanced six wrestlers into the semifinal round, including three-time girls wrestling state champion Emma Truex, and has 15 of its 16 wrestlers still in contention after the first day of the eight-team event at Cottage Grove High.

Truex, seeded No. 1 at 126 pounds, pinned Henley freshman Ryan Dotson in 15 seconds to advance to the semifinals.

Also advancing in the championship round for the Pirates were Martin Scala (120), Yovanni Bazan (132), Michael Walker (160), Joseph Baynard (220) and Salvador Castanon (285).

Bazan, Walker and Baynard each won by fall, with Scala scoring a 9-0 major decision and Castanon receiving a forfeit.

Wrestling resumes with the semifinals at 10 a.m. today, with the top four placers at each weight class qualifying for the Class 4A state tournament set Feb. 28-29 at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum.

TEAM SCORES: Mazama 129, Hidden Valley 123, Henley 95, Phoenix 71.5, Cottage Grove 54, North Valley 40, Marshfield 33, Klamath Union 26.

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneCrater’s Marcus Reyes-Gentry, shown in a file photo from earlier this year,{ }produced a top prelim time at state Friday.