Carter Ragan competes in 1-meter diving for the Spartans in their matchup against Lakeside. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Carter Ragan competes in 1-meter diving for the Spartans in their matchup against Lakeside. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

BHS dominates in varsity swimming against Lakeside

  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 11:09am
  • Sports

Bainbridge swimmers logged state-championship times in five events during the Spartans’ victory last week against Lakeside in boys swimming & diving.

The Spartans stopped the Lions 112-71 in the matchup at the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center.

Bainbridge started the meet with a big win in the 200-yard medley relay.

The quick quartet of Ian Lipton, Andrew Witty, Tyler Stewart and Jude Wenker placed first in 1:37.44, and easily punched their collective ticket to state at the same time. The qualifying time for the state 3A championships is 1:41.00.

Caden Mayfield won the 200-yard freestyle for Lakeside (1:52.81) — one of the team’s few victories — while the Spartans claimed second, third and fourth place in the race.

Harrison Villella was second (1:56.95); David Burton was third (1:59.51); and Peter Bang-Knudsen finished fourth (2:01.12). All three Spartans earned qualifying times for district competition.

Witty won the 200-yard individual medley with a state time of 1:58.94. (The state-qualifying mark is 2:01.00).

Ian Longridge placed third in the race for the Spartans, finishing in 2:09.16.

Stuart brought home another win for BHS in the 50-yard freestyle. Stuart placed first in 22.75.

Bainbridge also dominated in 1-meter diving, winning the top three spots.

Brian Taylor was first with a finals score of 209.45. Henry Sauermann was second with 184.60, while Guy Weibel was third with 151.70.

Wenker won the 100-yard freestyle, and a trip to State, with a time of 46.35. (The state-qualifying time in the 100 free is 49.00.)

Stewart claimed second place in the race for Bainbridge, in 50.39.

The Spartans also went one-two in the 500-yard freestyle.

Jason Nordgren placed first in 5:22:41, followed by fellow Spartan Bang-Knudsen in second with a time of 5:23.53.

The standout Spartan foursome of Witty, Stewart, Lipton and Wenker placed first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a finals time of 1:28.17.

The time was a state-qualifying mark — the 3A state time is 1:32.00.

Longridge placed second in the 100-yard backstroke for BHS, finishing with a time of 59.08.

Wenker and Witty also excelled in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Both finished with state times. Wenker won the race in 59.33, while Witty touched the wall at 1:01.15. (The state-qualifying mark in the event is 1:01.30.)

Bainbridge finished the meet with second place in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Finn Wenker, Longridge, David Burton and Weible combined for a finals time of 3:32.46.

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