Boys win and girls finish fourth at Stayton
A strong boys' varsity squad, assisted by a number of JV swimmers, secured a significant win over Blanchet, Cascade, Stayton and Jefferson during the Cascade Invitational on Jan. 13.
The "A" medley relay with Tyler Baldessari , Billy Sampson, Justin Duvenick and Holden Sellentin won the first event of the men, followed by the "B" relay with Seth Flanders , Nick Luz , Tyler Berg and Jake Miller in second place.
Holden Sellentin added an individual first place in the 200 meter freestyle, joined by Bryant Lasken in 5th place for valuable team points.
Sellentin also touched the electronic pad first in the 50 m freestyle, followed by Justin Duvenick as runner-up. Duvenick turned around and finished first in the 100 meter butterfly with first time 100 meter butterfly competitor, Jake Miller, coming in second. Duvenick's and Miller's one-two finishes gave the Outlaws 14 more points.
Freshman Tyler Berg dropped 7 seconds off his best time in the 400 m freestyle, swimming a great long distance race and winning another one for the Outlaws.
Cascade, Blanchet, Stayton and Jefferson could not catch the "A" freestyle relay with Baldessari , Miller , Duvenick and Sellentin either and, the black and white team finished first with a 2+ second time drop from their best.
The last win for the Outlaw boys was a decisive win in the 100 meter backstroke by Tyler Baldessari .
Additional point contributors:
MEDLEY RELAY "C"
5. Greaney , Standen , Schlatter , Curtis 50 M FREESTYLE 4. Miller , Jake 5. Flanders , Seth
100 M FREESTYLE 6. Curtis , Easton 200 M FREESTYLE RELAY "B" 4. Lasken , Flanders , Sampson , Luz 7. Curtis , Greaney , Schlatter , Valdez 100 M BACKSTROKE 7. Greaney , Connor 100 M BREASTSTROKE 3. Baldessari , Tyler 4. Sampson , Billy
400 M FREESTYLE RELAY "A" 4. Lasken , Bruce , Berg , Valdez
Dominated by an impressively deep Cascade (132 points) team, an unusually large group from Blanchet (95 pts) and a strong Stayton (91 pts) squad, the Outlaw (78 pts) girls fought hard and definitely had it in them to finish second.
Unfortunately, the girls could not enter a swimmer in each event which contributed to the final score. The "A" Medley Relay with Michelle Young , Katie Stewart , Tia Berg and Courteney Satko started off the meet with an impressive race, winning the event with ease.
Freshman Katie Stewart added a second place in the 200 meter freestyle race behind national swimmer Crystal Kibby, who easily won the event in a personal best of 2:10.70. Courteney Satko , coming off a quad muscle injury, and Michelle Young went first and second in the 50 meter freestyle, keeping 46 other competitors well behind. Satko and Young finished within 0.26 seconds from each other.
The 200 meter freestyle "A" relay with Young (30.0), Berg (32.4), Stewart (30.2) and Satko (30.8) had the race all sewn up at the 150 meter mark when Cascade's anchor Crystal Kibby showed off her national caliber and out-touched Satko by 0.20. The Outlaws finished in a time of 2:03.4.
Michelle Young added another 2nd place in the 100 meter backstroke. Crystal Kibby won this event as well. And, Katie Stewart finished 1st in the last individual event, the 100 meter breaststroke and added an 8 point contribution to the Outlaws' finals score. Additional point earning places for the girls:
MEDLEY RELAY "B" 7. Johnson , Greaney , Tigard , Williamson
50 METER FREESTYLE 6. Tia Berg
400 METER FREESTYLE 3. Tia Berg
100 METER BACKSTROKE 6. Hillary Johnson
The Outlaws' next competition is on January 20 in Molalla.