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Marysville-Pilchuck swimmers qualify for State

Marysville Pilchuck High School’s Thomas Durand launches his way through the 200-yard IM prelims in the Kamiak High School pool on Feb. 9. - Kirk Boxleitner
Marysville Pilchuck High School’s Thomas Durand launches his way through the 200-yard IM prelims in the Kamiak High School pool on Feb. 9.
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MARYSVILLE — Thanks to several state-qualifying performances, the Marysville-Pilchuck boys swim and dive team finished fourth in the Wesco 4A District Championships held Feb. 8-11 at Kamiak High School.

In the 200-yard medley relay, seniors Andrew Winquist and Jon Ell and juniors Colm Willis and Jacob Blomberg finished in a state-qualifying third place with a time of 1:45.75.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Winquist also qualified for state with his second-place finish in a time of 1:48.38.

In the 200-yard IM, Blomberg finished in eighth place with a time of 2:16.99. Junior Colton Sellers finished in 18th place with a time of 2:33.15.

In the 50-yard freestyle, Jon Ell had a time of 23.50 and finished in seventh place.

In the 1-meter diving, Tyler Russell competed in the prelims but was unable to compete in the finals due to illness.

The Tomahawks had a strong showing in the 100-yard butterfly with Willis qualifying for state with his third-place finish in 55.46. Senior Justin Cram finished in 15th place with a time of 1:06.54. He was followed in 16th place by sophomore Grant Baker who had a time of 1:08.83, and Sellers who finished in 17th place with a time of 1:10.22.

In the 100-yard freestyle, Blomberg finished in ninth place with a time of 53.63.

Winquist had another state-qualifying performance in the 500-yard freestyle when he finished in second place with a time of 5:02.18. Sophomore Owin Ell finished in 14th place with a time of 6:07.38.

The Tommies’ 200-yard freestyle relay team of Willis, Jon Ell, Blomberg and Winquist also qualified for state with their third-place finish with a time of 1:34.13.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Willis finished in seventh place with a time of 58.78. He was followed by senior Justin Cram who finished in 14th place with a time of 1:06.98. Junior Thomas Durand finished in 16th place with a time of 1:08.43, followed by senior Casey Mills who finished in 17th place with a time of 1:09.83.

In the 100-yard breaststroke, Jon Ell finished in 1:06.93 to claim seventh place. Senior Corey Coombs finished in 12th place with a time of 1:11.00.

In the 400-yard freestyle relay, the team of Sellers, Owin Ell, Durand and Cram finished in 9th place with a time of 4:05.55.

 

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