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Lake Oswego swimmers dominate Clackamas foes

Lake Oswego put together another dominating performance in the pool last week, this time against Clackamas. The girls squad dominated, posting a 118-49 victory while the boys were equally impressive, winning 98-68.

While the boys team didn't have the numbers that the Cavaliers had, it hardly seemed to matter. In what is become routine for the Lakers, the team placed first in every event but one, the 200 individual medley in which Johnny Urstadt was touched out at the wall.

In the middle of the meet, Lake Oswego placed first and second in three consecutive events.

In the 50 freestyle, Anthony Brost and Wendel Raymond finished first and second and were only separated by five hundredths of a second.

Then, in the 100 butterfly, Tamas Thibeau came in first, followed closely by David Johnston.

That was followed up by another one-two performance from Brost and Raymond in the 100 freestyle with Brost winning by nearly a second.

Cody Deacon also had an impressive afternoon with wins in the 200 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke.

Meanwhile, the girls team placed first in every event as individuals continued to post extremely quick times.

Alex Farrar got things started for the Lakers, winning the 200 freestyle and she was followed closely in the event by Ann Barrington.

Barrington later won the 500 freestyle by nearly a minute. The Lakers took first and second in the 50 freestyle with Kelsey Rueppel winning, followed by Janee Stevenson.

Lake Oswego took first, second and third in the next two events. McKenzie Luick won the 100 butterfly over teammates Stacy Ellis in second.

Minutes later, Jeli Nixt, who also won the 200 individual medley, won the 100 freestyle with Devon O'Leary placing second and Rueppel coming in third.

Luick, O'Leary and Stevenson also earned a one-two-three finish for the Lakers in the 100 breaststroke.

The annual Civil War showdown between Lake Oswego and Lakeridge is scheduled for today (Jan. 18) but the meet may be postponed due to weather conditions.