Richland wins Eastern Washington swim invite

December 1, 2012 

The Richland High School boys opened the season with a team victory in the Eastern Washington Swimming Boys High School Invitational in Walla Walla.

The Bombers got three Class 4A state-qualifying times from Andrew Blanchard (100-yard butterfly, 53.51 seconds), Ashton Pollick (100 backstroke, 55.55) and freshman Luke Jackson (100 back, 56.78) on the way to winning the meet with 499 points.

Second-place Hanford got three wins from junior Will Wertz in the 100 individual medley, 100 breaststroke and 100 freestyle. He recorded a Class 3A state-qualifying time in the 100 free, finishing in 48.82.

Prosser junior Will Burgett was under the Class 2A state-qualifying standard in the 100 breast (1 minute, 5.82 seconds) for the fifth-place Mustangs.

At Whitman College

Team scores—1, Richland 499; 2, Hanford 342; 3, Davis 109; 4, West Valley 101; 5t, Prosser and Pullman 85; 7, Cheney 75; 8, Selah 73; 9, Walla Walla 65; 10, Naches Valley 41; 11, Sunnyside 25; 12, Eisenhower 21; 13, East Valley 15; 14, Zillah 9; 15, Grandview 5.

200 medley relay—1, Richland A (Ashton Pollick, Luke Jackson, Andrew Blanchard, Corey Bradshaw) 1:45.58; 2, Hanford A 1:46.10; 3, Richland B 1:49.50. 100 IM—1, Will Wertz (Han) 55.91; 2, Blanchard (Rich) 58.01; 3, Pollick (Rich) 58.30. 50 fly—1, Jordan Hendry (Han) 27.07; 2, Luis Hernandez (Rich) 27.35; 3, John Howard (Rich) 29.50. 100 fly—1, Blanchard (Rich) 53.51 (SQ); 2, Jake Douglas (Han) 57.11; 3, Kian Hausken (WV) 58.93. 50 back—1, David Juergens (Han) 32.33; 2, Austen Dean (WV) 33.47; 3, Aiden Isall (EV) 33.89. 100 back—1, Hausken (WV) 55.35 (SQ); 2, Pollick (Rich) 55.55 (SQ); 3, Jackson (Rich) 56.78 (SQ). 200 free relay—1, Richland A (Scott Francis, Pollick, Jackson, Blanchard) 1:34.31; 2, Hanford A 1:35.05; 3, Richland B 1:38.78. 50 breast—1, Dean (WV) 34.56; 2, Brian Pulsipher (Rich) 37.72; 3, Joe McKeirnan (WW) 37.77. 100 breast—1, Wertz (Han) 1:04.30; 2, Will Burgett (Pro) 1:05.82 (SQ); 3, Tanner Collins (Han) 1:05.95. 50 free—1, Joel Johnson (Han) 25.65; 2, Hendry (Han) 26.40; 3, Howard (Rich) 26.61. 100 free—1, Wertz (Han) 48.82 (SQ); 2, Hausken (WV) 50.19 (SQ); 3, Pollick (Rich) 51.32.

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