Prep boys swimming roundup

MARYSVILLE — Kamiak, last season’s state 4A boys swimming runner-up, has its eyes securely set on winning its first state swimming title following an impressive performance at the 4A District 1 championships Friday night at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

The Knights utilized their depth with 27 of 29 swimmers scoring points as the team racked up a total of 562 points, 148 points more than Shorewood in second place.

“It was wonderful,” Kamiak head coach Chris Ericksen said of his team’s performance. Ericksen continued to say that his squad is itching to prove itself next week at the state tournament.

“The guys just can’t wait for next week,” Ericksen said.

Kamiak built a fairly secure lead thanks in part to a win in the 200-yard medley relay and a bevy of swimmers scoring double-digit points in the races that followed the opening relay.

In other races, Oak Harbor senior John Hu won the 200 individual medley with a time of 1 minute, 58.11 seconds — but it was his finish in the 100 butterfly that made some waves.

Hu closely trailed Ali Abadi of Edmonds-Woodway as the two swimmers neared the wall. Hu made a push in the final seconds and took a quick extra stroke at the wall to tie Abadi at 52.89. Hu and Abadi shared the title.

“I had to pull a Michael Phelps finish,” Hu said. “I thought I lost it somehow; then I realized I tied. It was a strange thing … it was a great finish.”

Trevor LeValley placed third in the 100 butterfly, behind Abadi and Hu. LeValley also battled the same two in the 200 IM.

“That was an all-out push as well,” Hu said of the 200 IM. “I’m just glad we have such great competition here.”

The crowd was also treated to another lightning-fast swim by Snohomish junior Garren Riechel. One of the state’s top swimmers, Riechel beat his district record set last season with a time of 55.68 in this season’s 100 breaststroke.

“I haven’t got close to that time since last year at state,” Riechel said. “I was pretty stoked.”

Riechel’s Snohomish team finished in fifth place and sends a good number of individuals to the state tournament.

“I’m really happy with how far the team has come,” Riechel said. Snohomish, last year’s 4A state champion lost swimmers to graduation and the split with Glacier Peak.

Kamiak’s coach Ericksen said he feels confident of his team’s chances at state and that Shorewood will be one of the top challengers.

“We should be in the top three,” Ericksen said. “I think we’ll swim well.”

Near the end of the meet, Shorewood’s Bryan Michaels outlasted Cascade’s Sean Nesheim in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:34.05. Nesheim finished 0.75 seconds later.

At Marysville-Pilchuck H.S. Pool

Team scores: Kamiak 562, Shorewood 414, Marysville-Pilchuck 385, Oak Harbor, 347, Snohomish 263, Stanwood 211, Cascade 209, Lake Stevens 181, Jackson 156.5, Edmonds-Woodway 132.5, Mariner 71, Mountlake Terrace 66.

Individual results

200 Medley relay—Kamiak (Daniel Schmidt, Chris Lynch, Patrick Hunziker, Kris Bratvold) 1:41.27; Cascade (Sean Nesheim, Bramon Yotty, Eric Ellersick, William Bergman) 1:41.84; Marysville-Pilchuck (Gabe Lopez, Connor Hemming, Trevor LeValley, Brandon Caldwell) 1:41.87; Oak Harbor (John Hu, Yale Rosen, Price Hu, Tyler Schell) 1:43.94; Shorewood (Marcus Gill, Jimmie Keenholts, Mackey Hopen, Max DeMeritt) 1:44.11; Snohomish (Daniel Pedack, Garren Riechel, Dillon Walter, Kyle Moen) 1:44.32.

200 freestyle—Sean Nesheim (Cascade) 1:41.15; Bryan Michaels (SW) 1:41.50; Oliver Durand (MP) 1:46.43; Logan Goodman (Sno) 1:47.80; Tyler Schell (OH) 1:50.09; Matt Roe (ST) 1:49.13.

200 IM—John Hu (OH) 1:55.94; Trevor LeValley (MP) 1:56.07; Nick Win (J) 2:01.25; Ali Abadi (EW) 2:01.34; Marcus Gill (SW) 2:03.39; Patrick Hunziker (K) 2:03.85; Tim Hammer (SW) 2:04.59.

50 freestyle—Garren Riechel (Sno) 21.68; Mackey Hopen (SW) 22.25; Daniel Schmidt (K) 22.32; Tyler Carriker (K) 22.36.

1 meter Diving—Eddie Young (SW) 414.30; Tim Greenwood (Sno) 358.75; Michael Kilpatrick (Sno) 330.55; Zach Russell (MP) 321.15; Scott Wanner (K) 315.75; Mitchell Wright (K) 315.35; Matt Johnson (K) 312.95.

100 butterfly—John Hu (OH) 52.89; Ali Abadi (EW) 52.89; Trevor LeValley (MP) 53.06; Tim Tan (SW) 55.26; Price Hu (OH) 55.48.

100 freestyle—Logan Goodman (Sno) 47.48; Tyler Carriker (K) 48.75; Thor Stenfjord (SW) 49.21; Patrick Hunziker (K) 49.27; Mackey Hopen (SW) 50.12.

500 freestyle—Bryan Michaels (SW) 4:34.05; Sean Nesheim (Cas) 4:34.80; Matt Roe (ST) 4:50.43; Oliver Durand (MP) 4:53.29; Tyler Schell (OH) 4:54.64.

200 freestyle relay—Kamiak (Daniel Schmidt, Tyler Carriker, Kris Bratvold, Gus Brunner) 1:28.98; Shorewood (Max DeMeritt, Mackey Hopen, Thor Stenfjord, Bryan Michaels) 1:29.48; Marysville-Pilchuck (Trevor LeValley, Nathan Schaffer, Brandon Caldwell, Oliver Durand) 1:33.16; Cascade (Eric Ellersick, Bramon Yotty, William Bergman, Sean Nesheim) 1:33.21; Lake Stevens (Blake Werner, Scott Jerde, Tom Hale, Kyle Libra) 1:33.38. Stanwood (Cameron Redmond, Tyler Swanson, Tim Hammer, Matt Roe) 1:33.54; Oak Harbor (John Hu, Yale Rosen, Jacob Jepsen, Tyler Schell) 1:32.99.

100 backstroke—Nick Win (J) 55.44; Thor Stenfjord (SW) 56.04; Marcus Gill (SW) 56.59.

100 breaststroke—Garren Riechel (Sno) 55.68; Chris Lynch (K) 1:00.35; Bramon Yotty (Cas) 1:02.60; Gus Brunner (K) 1:02.72; Yale Rosen (OH) 1:03.43.

400 freestyle relay—Shorewood (Thor Stenfjord, Tim Tan, Marcus Gill, Bryan Michaels) 3:17.32; Kamiak (Chris Lynch, Tyler Carriker, Chris Choi, Patrick Hunziker) 3:18.33; Snohomish (Logan Goodman, Daniel Pedack, Dillon Walter, Garren Riechel) 3:23.99.

3A swim prelims: At Anacortes, Meadowdale placed first in five individual races and two relays during prelims at Fidalgo Pool. Finals start at 5:30 p.m. today.

At Fidalgo Pool

Top qualifying times

200 medley relay—Meadowdale (Sam Atkinson, Michael Keane, Darren Howell, Allen Wong) 1:46.18; 200 freestyle—Ryan McMahon (Shorecrest) 1:56.30; 200 individual medley—Michael Keane (Meadowdale) 2:04.55; 50 freestyle—Sam Atkinson (Meadowdale) 22.89; 100 butterfly—Nick Erickson (Everett) 58.75; 100 freestyle—Allen Wong (Meadowdale) 53.40; 500 freestyle—Ryan McMahosn (Shorecrest) 5:02.88; 200 freestyle relay—Meadowdale (Allen Wong, Michael Keane, Sam Atkinson, Jai Sun) 1:34.97; 100 backstroke—Sam Atkinson (Meadowdale) 56.91; 100 breaststroke—Michael Keane (Meadowdale) 1:03.65; 400 freestyle relay—Mt. Vernon (George Groesbeck, Rugor Stufflebeam, Kevbin Yarrow, Erik Zeiger) 3:39.22.

2A swim prelims: At Anacortes, Arden Hunter of Archbishop Murphy swam 2A state meet qualifying times in the 200-yard individual medley and 100 backstroke during prelims at Fidalgo Pool. Hunter qualified third in the IM and fifth in the backstroke. Finals are scheduled for noon today.

At Fidalgo Pool

Archbishop Murphy state qualifiers

200 individual medley—3. Arden Hunter 2:14.42; 500 freestyle—2. Philip Walczak 5:19.90; 100 backstroke—5. Arden Hunter 1:01.61.

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