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THSC boys take first at regionals

And the club's girls team is third at the Federal Way regional event

There's nothing, it seems, that can slow the athletes of the Tualatin Hills Swim Club.

THSC athletes notched 11 national qualifying times while its boys team placed first and its girls third at the 2007 USA Swim/Speedo West Region meet March 7-11 in Federal Way, Wash.

Morgan Scroggy led the way for the THSC girls, with six national qualifying times: 49.63 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle (42nd in the country), 1:57.76 in the 200 backstroke (35th nationally), 1:47.04 in the 200 free (29th), 54.54 in the 100 back (35th), 54.80 in the 100 butterfly (69th) and 2:02.46 in the 200 individual medley (98th).

Other leading lights on the girls side came from Jordan King (2:00.59 in the 200 butterfly [66th] and 55.38 in the 100 fly [55.38]) and Mackenzie Luick (2:16.47 in the 200 breaststroke [70th]).

Tops on the boys side was Morgon Henderson-Kunz, who swam 44.55 in the 100 free (75th nationally) and 1:37.14 in the 200 free (41st).

THSC relays also collected six national times at the meet. On the girls side, that included Natalie Walker, King, Scroggy and Whitney Dawson in the 800 free, King, Walker, Michelle Needham and Scroggy in the 400 free, and two teams in the 400 medley, Scroggy, Luick, King and Needham, and Alex Farrar, Jeli Nixt, Taylor Lakey and Walker. On the boys side, it was Carlos Nunez, Quincy Lee, Henderson-Kunz and Connor McCarroll in the 800 free, and McCarroll, Cody Deacon, Lee and Henderson-Kunz in the 400 medley.

Junior national times at the West Region meet came from McCarroll in the 100 and 200 back, Henderson-Kunz in the 100 fly, 50 free and 500 free, Lee in the 100 and 200 fly, and Luick in the 100 breaststroke.

THSC swimmers also took down a bundle of team records, 15 individual marks and three relay records.