Bratton 6th in 200 backstroke
Richland High graduate Lisa Bratton finished sixth overall in the women’s 200-meter backstroke at the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships on Sunday in San Antonio.
Bratton had a time of 2:11.60, while event winner Claire Adams had a 2:09.44.
Bratton is currently ranked 14th in the world in the 200 backstroke, and she is the United States’ No. 3 swimmer in that event, behind Missy Franklin and Maya DiRado. Bratton clocked a 2:09.31 time at the World University Game in March in South Korea.
Bratton’s placing guarantees she will get to represent the U.S. next year in international competition.
made it 3 for 3 at the U.S. national championships in San Antonio, winning the 200-meter individual medley with another time that would have been good enough for a world title.
The Pasco Fury won the 13U Triple Crown World Series Championship in Steamboat Springs, Colo., with a come-from-behind 12-4 win over the Texas Stix (Arlington, Texas). The team came back from a 4-3 deficit in the fifth inning.
Logan Mercado and Evan Wagner each had three hits for the Fury, while Riley Cissne, Eden Blanco and Estevan Ruiz each added two hits. Kooper Swentick had a home run for the Fury, which concluded its season with a 66-5 record and eight tournament championships.
Besides Cissne, Ruiz, Mercado, Swentick, Wagner and Blanco, other team members are Bridger Feldman, Daniel Charron, Preston Close, Davian Iniguez, Jr. Walle, Paige Aldrich, Danny Castaneda and Israel Romero. Team coaches are manager Dan Charron, and assistant coaches Robert Swentick, Ty Wagner and Juan Walle.
• The Medford Mustangs defeated the Gillette Roughriders 12-2 in eight innings to win the Northwest Region AAA American Legion tournament. Medford, also the Oregon state champ, now heads to the American Legion World Series, which begins Thursday in Shelby, N.C.