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Laderoute is the high-point swimmer for 11-12 girls

by: SUBMITTED - Members of Oregon Citys 11-12 girls relay team did themselves proud at the recent 11-14 State Swimming Championships, earning third place in the 11-12 200-yard freestyle relay. Pictured with coach Ben Talbott are relay team members (left to right) Maggie Metcalf, Jaiden Eubanks, Kate Laderoute and Emma Gould.Athletes competing for the Oregon City Swim Club more than held their own at recent state championship meets.

Twelve-year-old Kate Laderoute had a tremendous run at the championship meet for 11- and 14-year-olds, held Feb. 27-March 2 in Corvallis, earning high-point honors for the 12-year-old girls age division.

Laderoute, who lives in West Linn, won first place in four events. Her winning times in the 12-and-under 100-butterfly (59.47), 100-backstroke (58.89), 100-individual medley (1:02.21) and 50-butterfly (26.87) were the fastest swims in the state this year for those events.

Laderoute also earned state runner-up honors with her times in the 50-backstroke (28.44) and 200-individual medley (2:09.84). And she teamed up with Maggie Metcalf, Jaiden Eubanks and Emma Gould to earn third place, with a 1:48.47 clocking, in the 11-12 200-freestyle.

Oregon City had two other state champions. Eleven-year-old Ian Watt headed the field in the 12-and-under boys 100-breast stroke. And eight-year-old Quinlan Gould, competing at the 10-and-under championships in Springfield in late February, won first place in the 25-breast stroke (20.41).

Watt also earned state runner-up honors in the 12-and-under boys 100-butterfly (1:09.17) and 50-breast stroke (35.18), and he placed fourth in the 100-freestyle (58.76) and in the 50-freestyle (27.05).

Gould proved himself among the best in three other 10-and-under events, placing second in the 25-backstroke (17.91), third in the 50-breast stroke (46.85) and fifth in the 50-freestyle (34.30).

Sixteen-year-old Josh Morton and 17-year-old Christian Gilbreath of the Oregon City Swim Club more than held their own at the Oregon Senior Championships, held March 6-9 at Mt. Hood Community College.

Morton was state runner-up in both the 100-freestyle (47.65) and 50-freestyle (21.88), and he earned sixth place in the 100-butterfly (53.55) and in the 200-individual medley (2:02.00).

Gilbreath earned third place in both the 100-freestyle (48.35) and 50-freestyle (22.22), and placed ninth in the 200-backstroke (2:02.22) and tenth in the 100-backstroke (55.90).

Sixteen-year Alissa Frazier also earned high placings in the Senior meet, placing fourth in the 100-breast stroke (1:08.15), fifth in the 200-individual medley (2:13.66) and 100-freestyle (54.39), and seventh in the 200-breast stroke (2:30.30).

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Clyde earned ninth place in the 200-butterfly (2:16.89).

Seventeen-year-old Parker Kilstrom earned sixth place in the 200-butterfly (2:02.06), tenth in the 500-freestyle (5:03.26), eleventh in the 100-butterfly (54.27) and thirteenth in the 200-freestyle (1:51.90).

Eleven-year-old Ethan Tran earned eighth place in the 11-12 100-butterfly (1:17.08).

Other high placers at the 10-and-under state meet included: nine-year-old Artyom Kaydalin, fifth in the 50-freestyle (30.69), sixth in the 100-breast stroke (1:35.42) and eighth in the 200-freestyle (2:33.44); eight-year-old Georgia Gould, fifth in the 25-butterfly (17.77), sixth in the 25-freestyle (16.60), seventh in the 50-freestyle (36.78) and eighth in the 50-butterfly (43.59); ten-year-old Jane Schroufe, seventh in the 50-breast stroke (39.81) and eighth in the 100-breast stroke (1:28.21); and ten-year-old Audrey Chun, eighth in the 50-backstroke (36.04).

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