Richland High School sophomore Ashton Pollick, a Tri-City Herald first-team swimmer this year, won the boys 15-18 100-yard backstroke Friday at the Northwest Region 2012 Short Course Age Group Championships in Federal Way.
Pollick was timed in 53.64 seconds, ahead of Billings Aquatic Club's Matthew Wehr (54.17). Pollick is no stranger to strong laps in the Federal Way pool: He won the B final of the 100 back during February's 4A state championships.
Here's a list of area swimmers who placed in the top eight Friday:
Ashton Pollick, 1st, boys 15-18 100 back; 6th, boys 15-18 200 fly
Luke Jackson, 3rd, boys 13 200 fly; 5th, boys 13 100 back; 6th, boys 13 400 IM
Scott Francis, 4th, mixed 50 free
Cole Westendorf, 7th, boys 12 100 back; 8th, boys 11-12 400 IM
Mackenzie Hale, 6th, girls 11-12 400 IM; 7th, girls 11-12 200 fly; 8th, girls 12 100 back
Katelyn McLaughlin, 8th, girls 15-18 200 fly
Brenden Eslick, 3rd, boys 15-18 200 fly