TTSC swimmers fare well at state championships


Members of the Tigard Tualatin Swim Club turned in strong swims at the Short Course State Championships, held in late February.

Four TTSC swimmers finished in the top eight at the ages 10-and-under championships held Feb. 19-20 in Springfield.

Ben Miller was third in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly. He finished fourth in the 200 individual medley, fifth in the 100 butterfly, sixth in the 100 freestyle and seventh in the 100 individual medley.

Nathan Wilson had a third-place finished in the 100 butterfly. He was also fifth in the 200 freestyle, seventh in the 100 breaststroke and eighth in the 200 individual medley.

Anika Arizala finished fourth in the 200 freestyle and eighth in the 100 butterfly. Abbi Karseboom had a seventh-place finished in the 100 breaststroke.

Other TTSC swimmers to competing at the 10-and-under championships were Alex Gonzalez and Tristan Robbins. Jamie Cavalli qualified for the meet but was unable to attend.

The following weekend, TTSC swimmers took 12th place at the ages 11-14 State Championships.

Caitlyn Wilson, 12, finished first in her age group in both the 200 and 500 freestyle. She was also third in both the 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley, fourth in the 100 butterfly and fifth in the 100 freestyle.

Christie Halverson, 14, had an outstanding meet over the weekend. She placed second for her age group in the 200 and 500 freestyle, fourth in the 100 butterfly and fifth in the 100 freestyle. Her 500 freestyle (5:08.94) and 100 freestyle (53.58 during prelims) times were both Senior Sectional Qualifying times.

Molly Shields, 11, swimming for the first time in a championship prelims finals meet qualified for finals in the 50,100, 200, 500 freestyles and well as the 50 backstroke. Three of her swims were brand new Age Group Sectional times.

Also making finals were Ashley Tam in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, Teagan Goforth in the 100 and 200 backstroke, Kyle Miller in the 50 and 500 freestyle and Owen Clark in the 500 freestyle.

Other TTSC swimmers at the meet included Cristal McAninch, Zoe Linford, Madison Berggren, Kristian Kotchik, Skylar Karsseboom, and Adam Janetsky.