SWIMMING: Richland boys roll to Eastern Washington Invite title

By the Tri-City HeraldDecember 7, 2013 

Ashton Pollick and Patrick Giedeman of Richland and Will Wertz of Hanford all met the state qualifying standard in two events as the Bombers rolled to the team title at the EW Invite at Whitman College.

Pollick and Giedeman both swam legs on Richland’s 200-yard medley relay team, which finished in 1 minute, 42.65 seconds to crack the state standard. Pollick also qualified in the 100-yard backstroke with a 55.43, and Giedeman met the standard in the 100 butterfly with a 54.90.

Wertz qualified in two individual events, winning the 100 fly in 54.29 and the 100 individual medley and the 100 free in 49.50.

Harvey Pool, Whitman College, Walla Walla
* met state qualifying standard

Team scores
—Richland 412, Hanford 283, West Valley 147, Naches Valley 129, Selah 114, Cheney 103, Walla Walla 95, Pullman 67, Prosser 36, Zillah 9.
200 medley relay—1, Richland (Ashton Pollick, Ryan Shiplet, Patrick Giedeman, Corey Bradshaw), 1:42.65*; 2, Hanford 1:46.48; 3, Naches Valley 1:48.18. 100 IM—1, Will Wertz (Han) 55.51; 2, Pollick (Rich) 56.53; 3, Giedeman (Rich) 58.07. 50 fly—1, Jacob Odman (Sel) 30.07; 2, Rhett Martinez (East Valley) 30.62; 3, Gunnar Newell (Sel) 31.08. 100 fly—1, Wertz (Han) 54.29*; 2, Giedeman (Rich) 54.90*; 3, Brady Meyers (Han) 55.76. 50 back—1, Jose Corona (WV) 34.32; 2, Darko Stankovic (Han) 34.47; 3, Matt Wagnon (Han) 35.41. 100 back—1, Pollick (Rich) 55.43*; 2, Kian Hausken (WV) 57.02*; 3, Cole Westendorf (Rich) 58.46. 200 free relay—1, Richland (Scott Francis, Giedeman, Pollick, Bradshaw) 1:33.94; 2, Hanford 1:35.22; 3, Naches Valley 1:38.02. 50 breast—1, Corona (WV) 37.01; 2, Cyrus Stephens (Han) 37.61; 3, Calum Close (WW) 41.71. 100 breast—1, William Burgett (Pros) 1:03.43; 2, Pollick (Rich) 1:07.25; 3, Nolan Frampton (Sel) 1:09.08. 50 free—1, Jon Peacock (Han) 25.88; 2, Owen McKinstry (Han) 29.56; 3, Fred Brink (Han) 29.94. 100 free—1, Wertz (Han) 49.50*; 2, Giedeman (Rich) 51.04; 3, Burgett (Pros) 51.14.

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