Spartans swamp Viking swimmers

The North Kitsap Vikings found themselves in rough waters last week, while the Spartans sailed to an easy win, in boys varsity swimming & diving.

Bainbridge beat North Kitsap 123-47 in the matchup at North Kitsap Pool on Jan. 23.

The Spartan relay team of Colin McDevitt, Ian Lipton, Andrew Witty and Oskar Bannister won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:41.88.

Bainbridge followed with a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle, thanks to Spartan swimmer Finn Wenker. Wenker won the race in 1:53.67.

BHS notched another first in the 50-yard freestyle. Jude Wenker won the race in 21.62.

Lipton was second in 23.00, while Bannister was third in 23.66.

In the 100-yard freestyle, Lipton again touched the wall for the win. He claimed first place in 55.89.

Ben Cohen was second in 58.15, while Ben Chapman was third in 58.20.

The Spartans also swept the top three spots in the 100-yard freestyle. Wenker was first in 48.40; Witty was second in 50.61, and Tyler Stewart was third in 51.45.

In another one, two, three victory for BHS, Curtis Stewart was first in the 500-yard freestyle (5:22.80), while Mitchell Bell was second (5:31.60) and Jack Williams was third (5:57.07).

The Spartan relay team of Bannister, Lipton, Witty, and Jude Wenker won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:29.49.

Witty also placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke, winning the race in 1:03.03.

Bainbridge also took the win in the meet’s last race, the 400-yard freestyle relay.

The team of Finn Wenker, Jason Nordgren, Harrison Villella, and Jude Wenker placed first in 3:26.59.

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