Richland boys swimmers finish regular season unbeaten

By the Tri-City HeraldJanuary 20, 2013 

The Richland boys swim team finished its dual-meet season undefeated Saturday, topping Hanford and Selah at Lions Pool in Yakima.

Richland’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of Scott Francis, Luke Jackson, Ashton Pollick and Andrew Blanchard posted a state qualifying time of 3 minutes, 25.15 seconds on its last swim of the regular season.

Blanchard also won the 200 freestyle and swam a leg on the Bombers’ winning 200 medley relay team.

Hanford’s William Wertz also had a fine day, posting the top times of the day in the 50 free (22.80) and 100 backstroke (55.85), qualifying for state in the latter.

200 medley relay—1, Richland (Ashton Pollick, Luke Jackson, Andrew Blanchard, Taylor Armstrong) 1:44.58; 2, Hanford 1:48.58; 3, Selah 1:51.44. 200 free—1, Free Pollick (R) 1:53.58; 2, Jackson (R) 1:53.60; 3, Jeevan Phillip (H) 1:55.75. 200 IM—1, A.Blanchard (R) 2:08.08; 2, Scott Francis (R) 2:10.73; 3, James Bennett (H) 2:14.61. 50 free—1, William Wertz (H) 22.80; 2, Nolan Frampton (S) 23.48; 3, T.Armstrong (R) 23.64. Diving—1, Jaron Hunt (R) 146.70; 2, Stuart Moore (R) 137.80; 3, Porter McMichael (H) 98.90. 100 fly—1, A.Pollick (R) 58.36; 2, Luis Hernandez (R) 58.67; 3, Bennett (H) 1:01.32. 100 free—1, Corey Bradshaw (R) 53.08; 2, Andrew Peacock (H) 53.84; 3, T.Armstrong (R) 54.85. 500 free—1, Hernandez (R) 5:10.64; 2, A.Blanchard (R) 5:11.26; 3, Parker Schumacher (H) 5:42.14. 200 free relay—1, Richland (Armstrong, S.Francis, C.Bradshaw, Hernandez) 1:37.66; 2, Hanford 1:40.19; 3, Selah 1:40.48. 100 back—1, Wertz (H) 55.85 (sq); 2, Jackson (R) 58.63; 3, Frampton (S) 1:03.35. 100 breast—1, Sean Stephens (H) 1:10.12; 2, Karl Kintner-Meyer (H) 1:10.57; 3, Francis (R) 1:10.91. 400 free relay—1, Richland (Francis, Jackson, Pollick, Blanchard) 3:25.15 (sq); 2, Hanford 3:33.36; Hanford B 3:56.11.

Walla Walla 108, West Valley 75: The Blue Devils swam to nine wins in a dual meet victory over the Rams, as Tyler Jones led the way with a personal record in the 500-yard free with a time of 5 minutes, 14.63 seconds.

Russell Skorina won two individual races — the 100 butterfly (56.48) and the 100 breaststroke (1:06.02) — and took part in two winning relays, the 200 medley and the 400 free.

200 medley relay—1, Walla Walla A (Patrick Giedeman, Josh Bumgarner, Russell Skorina, Jayden Wallace) 1:49.25; 2, West Valley A 1:49.60; 3, Walla Walla B 2:01.40. 200 free—1, Patrick Giedeman (WW) 1:53.60; 2, Tyler Jones (WW) 2:00.22; 3, Dawson Finley (WV) 2:06.74. 200 IM—1, Bumgarner (WW) 2:12.57; 2, Darian Corpus (WW) 2:27.66; 3, Bryan Lopez-Vargas (WW) 2:28.31. 50 free—1, Wallace (WW) 24.59; 3, Braden Kimball (WW) 25.18. Diving—West Valley swept all 3 spots. 100 fly—1, Skorina (WW) 56.48; 3, Ryder Magnaghi (WW) 1:05.71. 100 free—1, Kian Hausken (WV) 49.96; 2, Giedeman (WW) 52.13; 3, Wallace (WW) 54.80. 500 free—1, Jones (WW) 5:14.63; 2, WV; 3, WV. 200 free relay—1, WW A (Jones, Cole Woelfle, Magnaghi, Kimball) 1:46.77; 2, WV; 3, WW B 1:48.65. 100 back—1, Hausken (WV); 2, Nathan Matthies (WV); 3, Corpus (WW). 100 breast—1, Skorina (WW) 1:06.02; 2, Bumgarner (WW) 1:06.68; 3, WV. 400 free relay—1, WW A (Giedeman, Wallace, Skorina, Bumgarner) 3:38.61; 2, WV A; 3, WW B.

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