Swimming roundup: Saturday, Dec. 15

December 15, 2012 

Hanford’s Will Wertz made the Class 3A state cut in the 200-yard individual medley, winning in 2 minutes, 0.48 seconds to lead the Falcons past West Valley 119-63, while Richland beat the Rams 110-75 in Yakima.

Richland freestyler Scott Francis won the 200 and 500, while teammate Andrew Blanchard clocked a Class 4A state-qualifying time in the 100 backstroke with his second-place time of 56.88 seconds.

On Thursday in Pullman, Richland beat Pullman 102-68, and Hanford defeated the Greyhounds 118-52.

Blanchard (200 free, 500 free), Ashton Pollick (100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly) and Luke Jackson (200 IM, 100 back) led the Bombers, who won all 11 events. Jackson clocked a state-qualifying time of 57.08 in the 100 back.

Hanford won 10 of 11 events, with Wertz taking the 100 back and 200 free.

At Lions Pool

Team scores—Richland 110, West Valley 75; Hanford 119, West Valley 63.

200 medley relay—1, Richland (Ashton Pollick, Luke Jackson, Andrew Blanchard, Corey Bradshaw) 1:45.22; 2, Hanford 1:45.51; 3, West Valley 1:52.84. 200 free—1, Scott Francis (R) 1:55.38; 2, James Bennett (H) 1:57.07; 3, Jeevan Philip (H) 2:02.98. 200 IM—1, Will Wertz (H) 2:00.48 (SQ); 2, Pollick (R) 2:11.68; 3, Bradshaw (R) 2:14.44. 50 free—1, Blanchard (R) 23.04; 2, Austin Dean (WV) 25.15; 3, Joel Johnson (H) 25.63. Diving—1, Taylor Alexander (WV) 131.30; 2, Brian Pulsipher (R) 130.55; 3, Gibson McGeorge (R) 129.40. 100 fly—1, Jake Douglas (H) 57.04; 2, Jackson (R) 57.13; 3, Jordan Hendry (H) 1:00.36. 100 free—1, Kian Hausken (WV) 49.96 (SQ); 2, Pollick (R) 52.39; 3, Taylor Armstrong (R) 55.22. 500 free—1, Francis (R) 5:14.27; 2, Bennett (H) 5:23.26; 3, Bradshaw (R) 5:30.78. 200 free relay—1, Richland A (Armstrong, Pollick, John Howard, Francis) 1:37.71; 2, Hanford A 1:38.32; 3, Hanford B 1:46.48. 100 back—1, Hausken (WV) 55.14 (SQ); 2, Blanchard (R) 56.88 (SQ); 3, Andrew Peacock (H) 1:04.65. 100 breast—1, Wertz (H) 1:04.00; 2, Tanner Collins (H) 1:05.60; 3, Jackson (R) 1:08.58. 400 free relay—1, Richland (Armstrong, Francis, Jackson, Blanchard) 3:29.96; 2, Hanford 3:39.83; 3, West Valley 3:43.90.

Walla Walla beats Grandview, Prosser: Patrick Giedeman swam to victory in the 500 free in a Class 4A state-qualifying time of 5:00.86 as the Blue Devils beat Grandview 122-42 and Prosser 112-42 in Walla Walla. Giedeman also won the 200 individual medley and swam on the first-place 200 medley and 400 free relays.

Prosser’s Will Burgett clocked a Class 2A state-qualifying time of 50.37 seconds when he won the 100 free, and he helped the Mustangs defeat Walla Walla in the 200 free relay.

Grandview’s Jared Churchill won the 100 butterfly in 1:03.70.

At Whitman College

Team scores—Walla Walla 122, Grandview 42; Walla Walla Walla 112, Prosser 42.

200 medley relay—1, Walla Walla A (Patrick Giedeman, Josh Bumgarner, Bryan Lopez-Vargas, Jayden Wallace) 1:52.56; 2, Prosser A 1:52.62; 3, Walla Walla C 2:03.41. 200 free—1, Tyler Jones (WW) 2:02.92; 2, Mitchel Wagner (G) 2:16.13; 3, Eric Cho (WW) 2:22.09. 200 IM—1, Giedeman (WW) 2:04.82; 2, Bumgarner (WW) 2:12.25; 3, Will Burgett (P) 2:12.97. 50 free—1, Wallace (WW) 24.55; 2, Tim Bowen (P) 24.64; 3, Cole Woelfle (WW) 26.94. 100 fly—1, Jared Churchill (G) 1:03.70; 2, Ryder Magnaghi (WW) 1:08.13; 3, George Lopez-Vargas (WW) 1:10.50. 100 free—1, Burgett (P) 50.37 (SQ); 2, Wallace (WW) 54.13; 3, Eddie Kaminsky (WW) 1:00.11. 500 free—1, Giedeman (WW) 5:00.86 (SQ); 2, Jones (WW) 5:28.38; 3, Wagner (G) 6:21.04. 200 free relay—1, Prosser A (Sam Kawakami, Ben Wildman, Gabriel Klingele, Burgett) 1:44.94; 2, Walla Walla B 1:51.58; 3, Grandview A 1:53.80. 100 back—1, Bowen (P) 1:09.75; 2, Justin Seymour (WW) 1:11.48; 3, Magnaghi (WW) 1:16.65. 100 breast—1, Bumgarner (WW) 1:08.91; 2, Kawakami (P) 1:12.88; 3, Churchill (G) 1:17.48. 400 free relay—1, Walla Walla A (Wallace, Bumgarner, G. Lopez-Vargas, Giedeman) 3:49.52; 2, Walla Walla B 4:05.16; 3, Walla Walla C 4:16.50.

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