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Stone repeats as state sprint champ

The Centennial sophomore sets the 6A record in the 100-yard freestyle

Photo Credit: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Centennial Highs Jamie Stone gets her game face on at the starting blocks before her record-setting effort in the 100-yard freestyle Saturday.TROUTDALE — Centennial High sophomore Jamie Stone doubled up at the 6A state swim meet by sweeping the freestyle sprints for the second straight season.

Stone started her day with a convincing win in the 50-yard freestyle — the first to dip under the waves at the turn she finished a full half-second ahead on her closest pursuer for a winning time of 22.97 seconds.

“That is always such a fast race, you just put your head down and pull as much water as you can,” she said.

Stone returned to the starting blocks about a half-hour later and found a similar results in the two-lap 100 free (49.95). She had a half-a-body-length lead when she made her final turn and powered to the finish well ahead of the pack. She clocked in with a state record by .01 hundredths.

Century won the girls team crown with 151.5 points.

• On the boys side, Barlow junior Seroja Pereverzin won the backstroke (50.00), building a sizeable gap over the field on the opening lap and powering through to the finish.

Jesuit won the team crown with 169 points — 68 ahead of runner-up Oregon City.

Look for expanded coverage in our Tuesday, Feb. 24, print edition.

View a photo gallery from Saturday's finals at daveball.exposuremanager.com.


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