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Tankers make waves at district

OC guys win four events; Cavalier girls set four school records


by: VERN UYETAKE - Oregon City freshman Brian Frazier won two individual events and helped pace the Pioneers to wins in two relays at last weekends Three Rivers League District Swim Meet. Oregon City boys made their strongest showing in years, finishing just five points out of second place in the team scoring.LAKE OSWEGO — Oregon City High School swimmers made plenty of waves at last weekend’s Three Rivers League District Swim Meet.

Oregon City boys scored 189 team points and finished just five points back of district runner-up Grant.

“That’s the best we’ve placed in years,” said Oregon City coach Bryan Watt.

Oregon City boys bagged four district titles, two in the relays and two in individual events.

The Pioneer guys took no hostages in the 100-yard breast stroke, where freshman Brian Frazier (59.73), freshman Isaac Watt (1:04.33) and sophomore Chase Tucker (1:04.85) swept the first three places.

“All three had personal bests, in the final or the prelims,” Watt said. “Wow!”

Frazier also set the pace in the boys 100-butterfly, beating out Grant senior Keenan Grobart (53.75) with a personal best of 53.21. Oregon City sophomore Josh Morton placed fourth in the fly, turning in a personal best time of 55.94.

Oregon City boys also won the 200-medley and 200-freestyle relays.

Frazier (backstroke), Isaac Watt (breast stroke), Morton (butterfly) and Tucker (freestyle) edged out Lake Oswego in the medley relay, 1:42.77 to 1:43.70.

The boys 200-freestyle team of Watt, Morton, Tucker and Frazier beat out West Linn for first place in that event, 1:33.05 to 1:34.29.

Isaac Watt was also tough in the 50-freestyle, where he placed fifth in a personal best time of 23.95, the top freshman time for that event.

Boys team scores were: Lake Oswego 231, Grant 194, Oregon City 189, West Linn 162, Clackamas 160, Lakeridge 153 and Canby 104.

Coach Watt singled out freshmen Alissa Frazier and Sarah Goodpastor for standout performances on the girls side.

Frazier placed third in the 200-individual medley (2:16.21) and fourth in the 100-breast stroke (1:11.14); Goodpastor earned fourth place in the arduous 500-freestyle (5:31.36).

The Pioneers had multiple state qualifiers: Alissa Frazier in the 200-IM and 100-breast stroke; Goodpastor in the 500-freestyle; Oregon City’s boys 200-medley and 200-freestyle relay teams; Brian Frazier in the 100-butterfly and 100-breast stroke; and Isaac Watt in the 100-breast stroke.

The state championships run Friday and Saturday at Mt. Hood Community College.

Cavalier girls

in record form

by: VERN UYETAKE - Clackamas freshman Lainey Visscher was a part of four school records at last weekends Three Rivers League District Swim Meet, held at the Lake Oswego Municipal Pool. Visscher heads to next weekends state meet ranked in the top three in the state in two individual events.Clackamas made some noise at the Three Rivers League girls district swim meet, setting four school records en route to scoring 156 points and earning fourth place. Other girls team scores were: West Linn (253), Lake Oswego (249), Lakeridge (220), Canby 122, Oregon City 108 and Grant 94.

The Cavaliers set no fewer than four school records. Clackamas freshman Lainey Visscher had an incredible district meet, winning two individual events in record time, and helping pace Clackamas teams to school records in two relay events.

Visscher raced to a meet and school record with a 55.94 clocking in the girls 100-backstroke, and she blew away the field in the 100-yard butterfly, where her school record time of 57.58 put her at the finish line more than four seconds in front of the next best swimmer.

The old TRL mark in the 100-backstroke was 56.97, set by Karen Turner of Lakeridge in 2010.

The Cavaliers also set school records in the girls 200-medley relay and in the girls 400-freestyle relay.

The medley relay team of Visscher, sophomore Anna DePaepe and juniors Hailey Hutchinson and Sarah Wozniak placed fourth in a time of 1:59.46, becoming the first Clackamas girls medley team to break the two-minute barrier.

Visscher teamed up with DePaepe, Wozniak and Julia North to swim the 400-freestyle relay in a school record time of 3:50.93, good for fourth place in that event.

Clackamas’ times in the medley and 400-freestyle relays were fast enough for state qualifying.

Visscher is seeded first in the state in the 100-backstroke and third in the state in the 100-butterfly.

Clackamas boys had state qualifying times in two events. Sophomore Christian Gilbreath qualified with a district runner-up time of 49.90 in the boys 100-yard freestyle; and the Clackamas’ team of Gilbreath, junior Jonathan Torres and sophomores Ryan Shults and Dima Dubovoy qualified with their runner-up time of 3:27.79 in the boys 400-yard freestyle relay.




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