Lakers, Pacers battle in exciting dual meet
The LO boys and Lakeridge girls win to wrap up the regular season
The annual Civil War swim meet lived up to its billing again this year. The Lake Oswego and Lakeridge boys and girls teams each entered the final dual meet of the season undefeated in the TRL meaning the winner of the evening's event would be the league champion.
The Lake Oswego boys emerged victorious with an impressive showing while the Pacer girls claimed the TRL crown in an exceptionally close meet.
The Lakeridge girls got things started as Brynne O'Shea, Sonya Ahmadyar, Mara Newman and Skye Buck won the 200 medley relay in 1:51.84.
Lake Oswego picked up its first victory in the 200 freestyle where Lisa Kaunitz won in 1:55.10, ahead of O'Shea in second.
Lakeridge rebounded with Keaton Blovad's easy victory in the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:06.66 while Lake Oswego's Grace Marshall and Claire Cranch took second and third.
In the 50 freestyle, it was the Lakers' Yifan Mao winning in 24.67 seconds while the Pacers' Buck and Katie Manzione finished 2-3.
Lakeridge then scored a victory in the 100 butterfly behind Newman's time of 59.28 seconds.
Mao won for the second time of the evening in the 100 freestyle in 54.14 seconds, ahead of Ahmadyar in second.
Kaunitz also was a double individual winner for Lake Oswego, taking the 500 freestyle in a time of 5:03.70 while O'Shea finished in second.
Lakeridge got a victory in the 200 freestyle relay with strong swims from Newman, Manzione, Buck and Blovad before O'Shea and Newman took 1-2 in the 100 backstroke, led by O'Shea's time of 58.79 seconds.
Blovad scored her second victory of the night for Lakeridge in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:06.18, ahead of Grace Marshall for Lake Oswego.
Lakeridge was able to win the meet with a victory in the 400 freestyle victory while Lake Oswego's top team was knocked out due to a false start.
In the boys event, Lake Oswego went 1-2 in the medley relay, getting the meet off to a very strong start.
In the 200 freestyle, the Lakers' Doug Heymann won in 1:48.74 seconds, ahead of Lakeridge's CJ Hansen in second.
Liam O'Shea then scored a win in the 200 IM for Lakeridge while Lake Oswego's Logan Kojiro and Ryan Sklar finished 2-3.
In the 100 butterfly, Edward Kang won for Lake Oswego in 52.42 seconds while Sklar took second for the Lakers.
Liam O'Shea scored a win for the Pacers in the 100 freestyle in a time of 50.18, just ahead of Jordan Leis for Lake Oswego.
In the 500 freestyle it was Heymann winning again for Lake Oswego in 5:12.40 while Samir Ahmadyar took second for Lakeridge.
The Lakers' 200 freestyle team of Andrew Goodall, Heymann, Kojiro and Leis won in 1:31.46 just edging out the Pacers and Kang would score his second individual victory in the 100 backstroke in a time of 54.83.
Lake Oswego would also tally a 1-2-3 finish in the breaststroke, led by Kojiro in 1:02.86. The Lakers would finish off a sweep of the relays with a narrow victory in the 400 freestyle by less than a second.
Both the Pacers and Lakers figure to advance very large teams through to state when they compete at the district meet at Mt. Hood Community College this week.