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Tribe swimmers show potential at Tillamook Invitational

SAT tests hamper effort at first meet


The Scappoose swim teams are missing many of the elite athletes that took them to their second-straight district title and places in the 4A state meet last season.

Still, Coach David Richmond is optimistic about how the squad might do this season.

“I keep using the word ‘potential’ to describe this team, when I’m asked about our team,” Richmond said. “We see a lot of it.”

The Indians embarked on their first meet of the season Saturday at the seven-team Tillamook Invitational. Scappoose was missing six of their swimmers—out for SAT tests, including one of the few top swimmers from last season, Sadie Krahn.

“We were encouraged by what we saw,” Richmond said. “We’re mixing it up and going to let kids try new and different events. Many of our returning athletes were swimming better or times close to the end of last year, which is tough to do this early in the season.”

Richmond noted that several of his athletes have been off for a week or two from practice due to fall sports that went into the playoffs.

“Sam Herscovitz, Stefany Alvarez, Marie Hannah, Molly Orr, and Mick Vanek all had really solid meets,” the coach added. “I thought Gilberto Martinez also had some nice results in his races. Marie got some good confidence from racing a solid lead-off leg in the medley relay and in her butterfly event coming off a summer injury. We were really pleased with our first year swimmers who had nice performances in their heats. Overall, the first year swimmers had a nice first meet in terms of their times as well.”

Scappoose meet results:

Tillamook Invitational

Girls

Team scores: La Salle 297; Tillamook 267; Taft 248; Seaside 159; Scappoose 156; Astoria 121; Rainier 57.

200 Medley Relay—5) Scappoose A (Marie Hannah, Sophia Hart, Stefany Alvarez, and Kiara Single), 2:22.13; 9) Scappoose B (Mary Rotter, Payton Kelley, Jillian Werderber, Lucia Morud), 2:42.96. Girls 200 Free—3) Alvarez, 2:23.59; 13) Rotter, 3:09.12; 15) Baylee Maloney, 3:21.55. 200 IM—13) Single, 3:31.63. 50 Free—9) Werderber, 33.67; 11) Molly Orr, 33.98; 16) Lauren Herscovitz, 35.64; 23) Morud, 38.71; 24) Lindsey Marquardt, 38.83; 29) Savannah Hermes, 39.77; 30) Cassidy Vlastelicia, 39.87; 38) Ingrid Melgar, 46.08. 100 Fly—8) Hannah, 1:26.30. 100 Free—5) Orr, 1:15.59; 7) Brooke Pesterfield, 1:16.11; 9) Single, 1:17.36; 15) Herscovitz, Hart, 1:21.60; 21) Kelley, 1:24.85; 24) Hermes, 1:27.92; 25) Kayla Miller, 1:28.76; 26) Vlastelicia, 1:28.89; 27) Maloney, 1:29.80; 39) Melgar, 2:01.0. 500 Free—11) Werderber, 9:08.67; 12) Marquardt, 8:16.42. 200 Free Relay—Scappoose A (Orr, Single, Werderber, Pesterfield), 2:16.84; 9) Scappoose B (Herscovitz, Vlastelicia, Miller, Hermes), 2:34.45. 100 Back—8) Hannah, 1:20.49; 10) Rotter, 1:28.05; 16) Morud, 1:49.44. 100 Breast—5) Alvarez, 1:26.04; 10) Hart, 1:36.85; 12) Kelley, 1:47.63. 400 Free Relay—5) Scappoose A (Hannah, Pesterfield, Orr, Alvarez), 4:52.67; 8) Scappoose B (Hart, Maloney, Marquardt, Rotter), 5:37.95.

Boys

Team scores: La Salle 340; Seaside 241; Tillamook 219; Rainier 189; Astoria 111; Scappoose 100; Taft 84.

200 Medley Relay—4) Scappoose (Sam Herscovitz, Gilberto Martinez, Keegan Carey, Mick Vanek), 2:04.32. 200 Free—7) Herscovitz, 2:22.94; 11) Carey, 2:36.67. 200 IM—14) Martinez, 3:05.90. 50 Free—4) Vanek, 26.26; 12) Kenny Klippel, 29.26; 16) Will Sprute, 31.12; 19) Ryan Bernhard, 32.86. 100 Free—11) Martinez, 1:06.35; 19) Klippel, 1:10.09; 25) Kyler Mizee, 1:15.10; 27)Sprute, 1:15.74. Kenny, Kyler, Mick, Keegan 200 Free Relay—6) Scappoose (Klippel, Mizee, Vanek, Carey), 1:53.23. 100 Back—4) Herscovitz, 1:10.58; 10) Vanek, 1:16.71; 15) Bernhard, 1:38.65. 100 Breast—10) Carey, 1:22.20. 400 Free Relay—7) Scappoose (Herscovitz, Sprute, Bernhard, Martinez), 4:51.43.