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February 19, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Update on state swimming from the King County Aquatic Center

The 4A swimmers are warming up right now. I’ll post the top three in the preliminary heats of the 3A and 2A meets at the bottom of this post.

Some thoughts on the day:

— Eastside Catholic junior Ethan Hallowell might be recovering from illness, but he didn’t show it. He made a strong case for being the fastest swimmer in the state with automatic All-America times in the 100 free (46.00) and the 200 free (1:41.25). This year, he has opted out of the 50 free, an event that he’s one at state twice, for the 200 free.

— Mercer Island looked very strong again. The Islanders swept the relays with season-best times in each. A lot of swimmers also improved their seeding going into Saturday’s finals.

— Seattle Prep’s Michael Rochford also deserves a mention. He seeded first in the 100 backstroke (52.16) and earned All-America consideration by finishing second in the 200 IM.

— In the 2A meet, Archbishop Murphy freshman Alec Barnard was the only local to earn a top seed, winning the 200 free in 1:48.15. Sehome looked strong and is the favorite to repeat.

— Finally in the 4A meet, Beamer’s Bart Wanot had a heckuva debut state meet. The junior, who swam exclusively at the club level until season, earned the top seed in both the 50 free final (21.36, AA consideration) and the 100 back final (51.26, auto AA). Wanot, who said he had his eye on some state and national records, wasn’t very impressed with his times.

— Snohomish senior Garren Riechel looks primed for a four-pear in the 100 breaststroke. His 56.13 auto AA was a couple seconds off the national record he’s hoping for, but well ahead of the competition.

— The most highly-anticipated 4A event Saturday might be the 500 free. Three swimmers had AA consideration times, led by Garfield Reid Walker (4:36.17). His two nearest competitors, Stanwood’s Matt Roe (4:36.40) and Eisenhower’s Ian Wheeler (4:37.34), are Walker’s training partner and close friend, respectively.

Agate after the jump:

(** — automatic All-America, * — All-America consideration)

Class 4A

PRELIMINARY RESULTS

200 medley relay–1, Shorewood (Thor Stenfjord, Mackey Hopen, Marcus Gill, Colin Bell) 1:39.17; 2, Beamer (Bart Wanot, Cole Um, Shane Clare, Jade Feigert) 1:39.78; 3, Snohomish (Bryan Harvey, Garren Riechel, Tyler Kutsch, Daniel Pedack) 1:40.36.

200 free–1, Ian Wheeler, Eisenhower, 1:41.62*; 2, D’Voreaux Cann, Stadium, 1:41.65*; 3, Oliver Durand, Marysville-Pilchuck, 1:43.26.

200 IM–1, Tyler Pickett, Richland, 1:57.40; 2, Andrew Nemeth, Garfield, 1:57.48; 3, Matt Roe, Stanwood, 1:57.73.

50 free–1, Wanot, Beamer, 21.36*; 2, Riechel, Snohomish, 21.58; 3, Hopen, Shorewood, 21.76.

Diving–TBD.

100 fly–1, Cann, Stadium, 50.81*; 2, Harvey, Snohomish, 52.33; 3, Brendan Weiner, Central Kitsap, 53.02.

100 free–1, Taylor Rousell, South Kitsap, 48.30; 2, Tyler Kaslik, Gig Harbor, 48.63; 3, Reid Fryhover, Wenatchee, 48.80.

500 free–1, Reid Walker, Garfield, 4:36.17*; 2, Matt Roe, Stanwood, 4:36.40*; Wheeler, Eisenhower, 4:37.34*.

200 free relay–1, Gig Harbor (Kaslik, Will Frame, Devon McMenimen, Spencer Neff) 1:29.72; 2, Shorewood (Stenfjord, Leif Danielson, Colin Bell, Hopen) 1:30.49; 3, Wilson (Zach Kaija, Drew Viehmann, Mason Hill, Tanner Malley-Suepke) 1:30.51.

100 back–1, Wanot, Todd Beamer, 51.26**; 2, Komlodi, Inglemoor, 53.68; 3, Dakota Moist, Gig Harbor, 53.73.

100 breast–1, Riechel, Snohomish, 56.13**; 2, Hopen, Shorewood, 59.04*; 3, Girard, Marysville-Pilchuck, 59.67.

400 free relay–1, Gig Harbor (Kaslik, Frame, Moist, Neff) 3:16.18; 2, Stadium (Cann, Logan Rysemus, Nico Desteunder, Andrew Lackman) 3:19.77; 3, Garfield (Nemeth, Gary Kuo, Michael Snyder, Walker) 3:20.23.

* * *

Class 3A

PRELIMINARY RESULTS

200 medley relay–1, Mercer Island (Taylor Seidel, Jimmy Deiparine, Robbie Homchick, Duncan Howard) 1:39.29; 2, Peninsula (Aki McFarlane, Michael Lee, Justin Henry, Tim Allen) 1:40.64; 3, Bellevue (Paolo Stanchi, Geoffrey Stokes, Jamie Doucette, Justin Dellinger) 1:41.68.

200 free–1, Ethan Hallowell, Eastside Catholic, 1:41.25**; 2, Ian Fisk, Mercer Island, 1:42.63*; 3, Michael Marshall, Capital, 1:43.86.

200 IM–1, Andy Wingerson, Mercer Island, 1:55.91*; 2, Michael Rochford, Seattle Prep, 1:55.95*; 3, Chase Goulart, Mount Si, 1:56.81.

50 free–1, Aki McFarlane, Peninsula, 21.60; 2, Matt Jude, Mount Rainier, 21.98; 3, Robbie Homchick, Mercer Island, 22.05.

Diving–1, Troy Neklason, Highline, 297.55; 2, Nick Peterson, Port Angeles, 221.85; 3, Matt Baker, Timberline, 218.70.

100 fly–1, Thane Maudslien, Kennedy Catholic, 52.22; 2, Michael Lee, Peninsula, 52.38; 3, Danny Tixier, Hanford, 53.03.

100 free–1, Hallowell, Eastside Catholic, 46.00**; 2, Fisk, Mercer Island, 47.18; 3, Colin Chupik, Bainbridge, and Jude, Mount Rainier, 48.76.

500 free–1, Andrew McCarthy, Bainbridge, 4:41.40; 2, Steve Sholdra, Renton, 4:42.97; 3, Logan Briggs, Liberty, 4:43.25.

200 free relay–1, Mercer Island (Fisk, Will Voit, Howard, Homchick) 1:28.35; 2, Lakeside (Henry Fox, Sean Ekavithvorakul, Brad Fitch, Zach Wagner) 1:30.16; 3, Capital (Marshall, Jacob Williams, Eugene Hershey, Talor Nyle) 1:30.65.

100 back–1, Rochford, Seattle Prep, 52.16; 2, McFarlane, Peninsula, 53.58; 3, Marshall, Capital, 53.64.

100 breast–1, John Wojtech, Olympic, 1:00.37; 2, Wingerson, Mercer Island, 1:00.82; 3, Stokes, Bellevue, 1:01.34.

400 free relay–1, Mercer Island (Theo Danciu, Howard, Wingerson, Fisk) 3:15.31; 2, Bainbridge (David Ortyn, Cody Jenkins, McCarthy, Chupik) 3:18.50; 3, Lakeside (Wesley Kim, Ekavithvorakul, Elliott Crane, Fitch) 3:18.70.

* * *

Class 2A

PRELIMINARY RESULTS

200 medley relay–1, Sehome (Jordan Fish, Austin Fish, Casey Klipsch, Patrick Gregory) 1:41.68; 2, Interlake (Eldon Cummings, Hayden Ray, Victor Hsiao, Yuji Nelson) 1:43.94; 3, Pullman (Yihao Jiang, Christopher Li, Michael Li, Ian McInturff) 1:45.86.

200 free–1, Alec Barnard, Archbishop Murphy, 1:48.15; 2, Donovan Brogan, Bellingham, 1:48.94; 3, Dirk Anker, Lynden, 1:51.74.

200 IM–1, A. Fish, Sehome, 1:56.65 (meet record); 2, Callum Mackintosh, Hockinson, 1:58.16; 3, C. Li, Pullman, 2:05.78.

50 free–1, Erik Larson, Aberdeen, 22.22; 2, Nelson, Interlake, 22.68; 3, Zach Esseln, Steilacoom, 22.85

Diving–1, Brian Drake, Squalicum, 240.55; 2, Austin Habich, Chelan, 180.35; 3, Michael Evans, River Ridge, 179.60.

100 fly–1, Mackintosh, Hockinson, 53.04; 2, Ryley Pearson, Burlington-Edison, 53.63; 3, Donovan Brogan, Bellingham, 53.99.

100 free–1, Larson, Aberdeen, 48.70 (meet record); 2, Rustin Babcock, Cheney, 49.96; 3, Alex Thon, Sehome, 50.35.

500 free–1, J. Fish, Sehome, 5:01.29; 2, Andy Small, Sehome, 5:03.43; 3, Dallin Larsen, Pullman, 5:08.54.

200 free relay–1, Lynden (Jason Beck, Thomas Witecki, Jayson Korthuis, Anker) 1:32.12; 2, Sehome (Gregory, Allen Cui, Ryan Newell, Thon) 1:32.80; 3, Pullman (McInturff, C. Li, Daniel Hawbaker, Ryan Wilson) 1:34.00.

100 back–1, Pearson, Burlington-Edison, 54.68; 2, J. Fish, Sehome, 55.34; 3, Hsiao, Interlake, 55.44.

100 breast–1, A. Fish, Sehome, 1:00.93; 2, Alex Rockwell, Interlake, 1:03.33; 3, Gus Evans, Squalicum, 1:03.99.

400 free relay–1, Sehome (Thon, Newell, Klipsch, A. Fish) 3:20.86 (meet record); 2, Interlake (Rockwell, Nelson, Cummings, Hsiao) 3:22.58; 3, Lynden (Beck, Anker Witecki, Jacob Hollander) 3:27.00.

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