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St. Helens swimmers overpower Rex Putnam

Boys and girls win all but one event in the meet


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - St. Helens' Jonathan Prevish easily won the 200 individual medley last week against Rex Putnam. He also had a first in the 100 fly as the Lions and Lady Lions overwhelmed undermanned Putnam.The St. Helens High swim team kicked off their season with an overwhelming victory over an undermanned Rex Putnam team last week.

The Lions and Lady Lions only lost one event in the meet—the boys 200 freestyle relay.

The boys swept two events and were first and second in six others in a 116-48 win.

The girls also swept two events and were first and second in five others.by: JOHN BREWINGTON - St. Helens' JoJo Parkhurst edged teammate Brook Hopkins in the 200 individual medley against Rex Putnam last week. Parkhurst's only casualty was a cap that came off on the next lap. She retrieved it later.

Leading the way for the girls were Emily Spears, Jackie Prevish, Patience Marshall and Brook Hopkins, three of them winning two events and swimming a leg of two winning relay teams. Spears won the 200 free and 100 free; Prevish won the 50 free and 100 breaststroke, Marshall won the 100 butterfly and 500 free; Hopkins was first in the 100 back, and second in the 200 IM. JoJo Parkhurst won the 200 IM.

Jonathan Prevish and Devon Brady paced the boys. Prevish won the 200 IM, 100 fly and swam on the two winning relays—200 medley relay, and 400 free relay. Brady won the 50 and 100 free races, also swimming on both relays. Jared Houghtelling added wins in the 200 free and 50 free, while Cameron Lein won the 100 back, and Jacob Zartman the 100 breast. Lein and Zartman were also on the 200 medley relay team, while Lein was also on the 400 relay.

Swim results:

Girls

Team scores: St. Helens 125, Rex Putnam 40

200 Medley Relay—1) St. Helens A (Brook Hopkins, Jackie Prevish, Patience Marshall, Emily Spears), 2:10.37; 2) St. Helens B (JoJo Parkhurst, Tresa Stone, Ashley Stewart, Jackie Widdifield), 2:19.0; 4) St. Helens C (Megan Barnes, Amy Sumsion, Hannah Spears, Lauren Chambers), 2:39.5. 200 Free—1) E. Spears, 2:10.81; 2) Tori Edwards, 2:24.41; 4) Lexi Normine, 2:57.03. 200 IM—1) Parkhurst, 2:37.8; 2) Hopkins, 2:37.97; 3) Stone, 3:14.72. 50 Free—1) Prevish, :28.27; 2) Widdifield, :30.57; 4) Chambers, :31.25. 100 Fly—1) Marshall, 1:10.11; 2) Stewart, 1:14.42. 100 Free—1) Spears, 1:01.74; 3) Chambers, 1:16.31; 5) Sumsion, 1:22.36. 500 Free—1) Marshall, 6:12.80; 2) Edwards, 6:38.54; 5) Normine, 8:29.89.

200 Free Relay—1) St. Helens A (Parkhurst, Widdiefield, Edwards, Prevish), 2:02.09; 3) St. Helens B (Stewart, Stone, Sumsion, Barnes), 2:15.33; 4) St. Helens C (Spears, Bridget Strang, Normine, E. Spears), 2:23.99. 100 Back—1) Hopkins, 1:13.29; 2) Parkhurst, 1:17.77; 3) Sumsion, 1:24.48. 100 Breast—1) Prevish, 1:24.07; 2) Widdifield, 1:27.93; 4) Stone, 1:34.31. 400 Free Relay—1) St. Helens A (E. Spears, Edwards, Hopkins, Marshall), 4:22.61; 3) St. Helens B (Chambers, Normine, H. Spears, Sumsion), 5:28.13.

Boys

Team scores: St. Helens 116, Rex Putnam 48

200 Medley Relay—1) St. Helens A (Cameron Lein, Jacob Zartman, Jonathan Prevish, Devon Brady), 1:58.55’ St. Helens B (Trevor Moss, David Sumsion, Dillon Swatski, Karl Reineger), 2:02.49; 5) St. Helens C, 3:03.09. 200 Free—1) Jared Houghtelling, 2:16.02; 2) Moss, 2:21.18; 3) Zack Kessinger, 2:23.96. 200 IM—1) Prevish, 2:29.84; 2) Sumsion, 2:40.73. 50 Free—1) Brady, 24.36; 4) Reineger, 27.52. 100 Fly—1) Prevish, 1:04.05; 2) Lein, 1:04.50; 3) Swatski, 1:07.94. 100 Free—1) Brady, :54.58; 3) Reineger, 1:06.10. 500 Free—1) Houghtelling, 6:42.54; 2) Kessinger, 6:58.59.

200 Free Relay—2) St. Helens A (Jake Widmer, Reineger, Sumsion, Zartman), 1:55.81; 3) St. Helens B (Chase Riestear, Kessinger, Strang, Nathan Reed), 2:06.05; 3) St. Helens C (Jeffrey Edwards, Jairet Boynton, Miles Boynton, Kevin Christenson), 2:32.32. 100 Back—1) Lein, 1:05.46; 2) Moss, 1:09.21; 3) Swatski, 1:10.56. 100 Breast—1) Zartman, 1:14.91; 2) Sumsion, 1:18.64. 400 Free Relay—1) St. Helens A (Brady, Moss, Prevish, Lein), 4:05.20; 2) St. Helens B (Widmer, Riestear, Strang, Edwards), 5:07.82; 4) St. Helens C, 6:28.13.