Bainbridge’s Colin McDevitt races to a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle in last week’s meet against Eastside Catholic. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Bainbridge’s Colin McDevitt races to a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle in last week’s meet against Eastside Catholic. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Spartans best EC on Senior Night

  • Monday, February 10, 2020 8:55am
  • Sports

The Bainbridge Spartans won 10 of 11 races to beat Eastside Catholic in varsity boys swimming & diving last week at the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center.

The Spartans crushed the Crusaders 119-49.

Bainbridge started the meet with a convincing victory in the 200-yard medley relay. The fantastic foursome of Andrew Witty, Ian Lipton, Tyler Stewart, and Jason Nordgren claimed first place in 1:40.97 — a state 3A championship qualifying time.

Jude Wenker won the 200-yard freestyle with a state-qualifying time of 1:41.28.

Colin McDevitt placed second for Bainbridge in the event, with a finals time of 1:52.14.

In the 200-yard individual medley, Lipton scored another first-place finish for BHS in 2:01.82.

Witty then won the 50-yard freestyle, placing first in 22.37.

Tyler Stewart was third in the 50 free for Bainbridge (23.03), while Oskar Bannister placed fourth (23.11).

Bainbridge swept the top three spots in 1-meter diving.

Kiernan Liberman won the event, with a finals score of 282.65, followed by teammates Brian Taylor (218.05) and Henry Sauermann (177.15).

Wenker easily won the 100-yard butterfly, touching the wall at 51.86.

Ben Cohen claimed second place in the race for Sparty, with a time of 55.87.

Lipton won the 100-yard freestyle for Bainbridge, placing first in 50.67.

The Spartans’ Finn Wenker was a close second, in 50.70.

The Bainbridge relay team of Jude Wenker, Cohen, McDevitt, and Lipton placed first in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Their winning time was 1:31.80, a qualifying time for the upcoming state 3A championships.

Witty also raced to a state time in the 100-yard backstroke. He finished first in 51.21.

Stewart was also the first-place finisher in the 100-yard breaststroke. He won in 1:01.33.

Bainbridge claimed another win in the last race of the Senior Night meet, the 400-yard freestyle relay.

The team of Bannister, Witty, Cohen and Wenker won in a state-qualifying time of 3:19.94.

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