Swimmers win at Sweet Home win at Swiit Home
An almost complete Outlaws Swim Team faced off against the Stayton Eagles and the Sweet Home Huskies on Friday, January 27 at the Sweet Home High School Pool. Sisters won the meet with 216 points; Sweet Home was second (190 pts.) and Stayton third (141).
The girls racked up 7 out of 11 relay and individual event victories. Tyler Baldessari was top finisher with two first places.
The girls’ Medley Relay “A” team started the meet off with a win and best time this season. Codie Lagao pushed off on the back (33.1), followed by Katie Stewart (breaststroke 36.2), Michelle Young (butterfly 28.9) and anchor, Sam Williamson in the freestyle (27.3). Their time of 2:05.52 was the best this season and should be very competitive at District Championships.
Jordan Williams (backstroke 39.6) led the “B” team with Liz Stewart (breaststroke 42.1), Emily Christen (butterfly 29.8) and Marcy Calavan (freestyle 30.4) to a respectable 4th place in the same event.
Tyler Baldessari led the 200 yds Medley Relay in the backstroke (28.7), followed by Ian Baldessari in the breaststroke leg (34.8), Tyler Berg in the butterfly (28.7) and anchor Jake Miller (25.3). Their combined time of 1:57.49 was shy of their best time but good enough for 2nd place.
The “B” relay with Brennan Miller, Canyon O’Neal, Shawn Horton and Jonathan Luz was 4th with PRs for Miller and Luz and a combined best time of 2:10.64.
Katie Stewart won the 200 yds Individual Medley with Emily Christen in second place.
Tyler Baldessari (24.5), Tyler Berg (26.4), Ian Baldessari (27.7) and Jake Miller (24.8) could not quite fend off the onslaught of the Sweet Home “A” team in the 200 yds Freestyle Relay. The Huskies won the event in 1:41.37, a second ahead of the Outlaws.
Codie Lagao was the individual winner of the 100 yds Backstroke (1:14.11) and Brennan Miller was second (1:03.29) in the same event.
Katie Stewart added the 100 yds Breaststroke (1:20.28) event to her wins and was closely followed by Stayton’s Taniaya Wagner (1:21.19). Stewart’s time was 1.4 seconds off her best time but considering she had nobody to race, it was a pretty good result.
Tyler Baldessari, helping the team score by winning the 100 yds Breaststroke (1:13.82), clearly showed that he is the fastest all-round swimmer on the team.
The last event of the competition, the 400 yds Freestyle Relay (4:31.99), went to the Outlaws as well. Sam Williamson raced to a PR in the first leg (1:00.1), followed by Marcy Calavan (1:11.1), freshman Natalie Marshall (1:13.2) and Michelle Young (1:08).
The Outlaws travel to Salem for a meet at the Kroc Center on Saturday, Feb. 4. District Championships are in Albany, February 10 and 11.