Bainbridge swimmers dominate district meet

Bainbridge dominated the West Central District 3A Swim & Dive meet at Foss High School over the weekend.

The Spartans won all three relays, senior Oskar Bannister won two events, and juniors Colin McDevitt and Thomas Witty won one each as Bainbridge scored 402 points. Gig Harbor was a distant second with 179. Central Kitsap was sixth with 73.

Bainbridge won the 200-yard medley relay by almost three seconds with a time of 1 minute, 38.83 seconds. On the team were McDevitt, Witty, junior Finn Wenker and Bannister.

In the 200 free relay, Bainbridge won with a time of 1:29.27. On that squad were junior Jason Nordgren, seniors Eamon Greathouse and Harrison Villella, and Wenker.

BHS also won the 400 free relay in 3:14.68, an amazing seven seconds faster than the second-place team. On that squad were McDevitt, Greathouse, Villella and Bannister.

Bannister won the 50 free in a blistering 21.52 seconds, almost a second ahead of Nordgren. Greathouse was fourth and sophomore Jason Geddes sixth. Bannister also took the 100 free in an impressive time of 47.06 seconds, more than two seconds faster than Nordgren, who placed second. Greathouse was fourth, and Villella placed fifth.

McDevitt won the 100 backstroke in a time of 55.61 seconds, with two freshman Spartans right behind him, Elias Dean in second and Aidan Cole in third. In the 200 free, Cole also was third for the Spartans in 1:48.99. Villella was fourth.

Witty won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:00.6. Geddes was third, and Wenker fourth. Witty was second in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:00.96, about four seconds behind the winner. McDevitt was third, and senior Jacques Dafawe sixth.

Junior Curtis Stewart finished second in the 500 free with a clocking of 5 minutes, 4.44 seconds. He also was Bainbridge’s top finisher in the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.3 seconds, good enough for fourth. Wenker was sixth.

In diving, the top Spartan was senior Henry Sauermann, with 204.9 points, good enough for sixth. Senior Bryson Bernardin was 16th.