Boys swimming: Bombers cruise to district title

February 8, 2014 

The Richland High boys swimming team had a nearly flawless day Saturday, winning the Class 4A district title with 505 points crushing the competition.

The Bombers advanced nine individuals to state and two relays from the district meet at Central Washington University.

“It was dang impressive,” Richland coach Kathy Piper said. “It was a lot of fun. We were pretty proud of ourselves today in all events. It is nice to be back on top.”

Corey Bradshaw picked up a victory in the 50 free and the 100 free, while Ashton Pollick won the 100 backstroke, and the 200 medley relay team grabbed a title as well.

Mitch Piper won the diving competition with a score of 393.85 which not only sends him to state, but is also an All-America consideration qualifying score.

“I think at the beginning of the season, everyone thought Moses Lake was a shoe in for the title,” Kathy Piper said. “We may not have a lot — 12 swimmers and three divers — but we definitely dominated the meet.”

Walla Walla finished third with 334.5 points in the team race, advancing three individuals to state. Tyler Jones earned the victory in the 500 freestyle for the Blue Devils.

At Central Washington University, Ellensburg

Team scores—1. Richland, 505; 2. Moses Lake, 370.5; 3. Walla Walla, 334.5; 4. Wenatchee, 326; 5. Davis, 194; 6. Eastmont, 177; 7. Eisenhower, 74

Top 2 advance to state, as well as qualifying times

200 medley relay—1. Richland (Luke Jackson, Ryan Shiplet, Corey Bradshaw, Scott Francis), 1:41.22; 2. Wenatchee, 1:45.2. 200 free—1. Brenden Eslick, Moses Lake, 1:44.92; 2. Zack Johnston, Moses Lake, 1:46.78; 3. Patrick Giedeman, Richland, 1:47.74; 4. Hank Bergstrom, Eastmont, 1:48.02; 5. Jeff Kern, Richland, 1:48.42; 6. Tyler Jones, Walla Walla, 1:48.75. 200 IM—1. Jared Vargas, Wenatchee, 1:58.04; 2. Ashton Pollick, Richland, 2:00.12; 3. Scott Francis, Richland, 2:02.45. 50 free—1. Corey Bradshaw, Richland, 23.0; 2. Madison Molitor, Moses Lake, 23.1. Diving—1. Mitch Piper, Richland, 393.85; 2. Tristiane Randall, Moses Lake, 344.4; 3. Cameron Rush, Eastmont, 332.6. 100 fly—1. Brenden Eslick, Moses Lake, 53.38; 2. Russell Skorina, Walla Walla, 55.61. 100 free—1. Corey Bradshaw, Richland, 49.97; 2. Kaelan Connacher, Moses Lake, 50.6. 500 free—1. Tyler Jones, Walla Walla, 4:45.82; 2. Patrick Giedeman, Richland, 4:45.97; 3. Zack Johnston, Moses Lake, 4:47.89; 4. Jeff Kern, Richland, 4:52.27. 200 free relay—1. Moses Lake, 1:29.81; 2. Richland (Cole Westendorf, Patrick Giedeman, Ashton Pollick, Scott Francis), 1:32.04. 100 back—1. Ashton Pollick, Richland, 53.63; 2. Luke Jackson, Richland, 54.49. 100 breast—1. Jared Vargas, Wenatchee, 59.89; 2. Ryan Shiplet, Richland, 1:03.04. 400 free relay—1. Moses Lake, 3:16.33; 2. Richland (Cole Westendorf, Corey Bradshaw, Ashton Pollick, Patrick Giedeman), 3:19.02.

Class 2A: Prosser’s Will Burgett won titles in the 50 freestyle (22.17 seconds) and the 100 breaststroke (1:02.45) to earn state berths.

The Mustangs also advanced their 200 medley relay made up of Levi Russell, Burgett, Sam Kawakami and Timothy Bowen.

At Central Washington University, Ellensburg

Team scores—1. West Valley, 430; 2. Pullman, 330; 3. Cheney, 237; 4. Naches Valley, 218; 5. Selah, 206; 6. Prosser, 182.5; 7. Grandview, 127; 8. Cashmere, 112; 9. East Valley, 70.5; 10. Zillah, 55; 11. Quincy, 41; 12. Medical Lake, 13

Top 3 advance to state

200 medley relay—1. Naches Valley, 1:46.44; 2. West Valley, 1:48.09; 3. Prosser (Levi Russell, Will Burgett, Sam Kawakami, Timothy Bowen), 1:49.86. 200 free—1. Trevor Babcock, Cheney, 1:54.53; 2. Trevor Joireman, Pullman, 1:54.73; 3. Cameron Moser, Cashmere, 1:54.89. 200 IM—1. Scott Nadeau, Cheney, 2:08.84; 2. Nathan Matthews, West Valley, 2:10.84; 3. Daniel Whitmore, Naches Valley, 2:11.02. 50 free—1. Will Burgett, Prosser, 22.17; 2. Nolan Frampton, Selah, 22.32; 3. Alex Davalos, Zillah, 23.18. Diving—1. David Whitmore, Naches Valley, 356.7; 2. Taylor Alexander, West Valley, 304.45; 3. Jacob French, West Valley, 251.7. 100 fly—1. Riley Beaumont, Quincy, 56.22; 2. Scott Nadeau, Cheney, 56.98; 3. Aaron George, Naches Valley, 57.17. 100 free—1. Kian Hausken, West Valley, 49.67; 2. Nolan Frampton, Selah, 50.06; 3. Alex Davalos, Zillah, 51.16. 500 free—1. Bennett McInturff, Pullman, 5:07.03; 2. Spencer Snodgrass, Pullman, 5:09.99; 3. Trevor Joireman, Pullman, 5:13.95. 200 free relay—1. Pullman, 1:38.08; 2. West Valley, 1:38.51; 3. Selah, 1:39.09. 100 back—1. Kian Hausken, West Valley, 54.5; 2. Aaron George, Naches Valley, 58.07; 3. Riley Beaumont, Quincy, 58.09. 100 breast—1. Will Burgett, Prosser, 1:02.45; 2. David Whitmore, Naches Valley, 1:05.34; 3. Ivan Lancaster, Selah, 1:06.89. 400 free relay—1. Naches Valley, 3:28.93; 2. West Valley, 3:29.83; 3. Cheney, 3:32.32.

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