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.

More in Sports

Seattle to Portland bike ride goes virtual

Although the Northwest cycling season was effectively stopped short after February’s Chilly… Continue reading

Putting in the miles: Routes to help you complete your virtual summer races

Normally at this time of year, racing season for professionals, amateurs and… Continue reading

Two new coaches join staff at Bainbridge High School

The Bainbridge Island School District recently announced the selections of two new… Continue reading

Sports officials release COVID-19 guidance for high school athletics

A three-phase plan endorsed by the National Federation of High School Associations… Continue reading

A lost season: WIAA declares spring sports season won’t happen

The spring sports season is officially over — earlier and emptier than… Continue reading

Spartan gridiron star signs to play with Lewis and Clark

Bainbridge High School senior Sio Peato recently signed a letter of intent… Continue reading

Spartans claim second place at state swim meet

Spartan swimmer Jude Wenker found himself in a familiar place on Saturday… Continue reading

Sole State Spartan wrestler grapples through two showings

Bainbridge High Schooler Garrett Swanson, the only member of the school’s varsity… Continue reading

Annual cycling season kickoff returns to island streets | Photo gallery

Once more the last Sunday in February heralded the unofficial start of… Continue reading

Spartans send two gymnasts to State

Two gymnasts from the Bainbridge Spartan squad have qualified for this week’s… Continue reading

Spartans swim to second at Districts

Jude Wenker placed first in the 200-yard freestyle and also won the… Continue reading

Juanita loss knocks Spartans from SeaKing tourney

A first-game loss to Juanita Feb. 15 ended the postseason run of… Continue reading