Stone repeats as state sprint champ
The Centennial sophomore sets the 6A record in the 100-yard freestyle
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.
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