Scappoose girls tie for third at district meet

by: KEVIN ALVAREZ - Scappoose's Stefany Alvarez qualified for the state meet this past weekend with a first in the 200 freestyle. The Scappoose Lady Indians exceeded expectations with a tie for third place at the District 1 Championships Friday and Saturday in Astoria.

The top two teams weren’t very far from the next three. Scappoose and Astoria tied for third with 183 points, while Seaside was just a point back.

The Lady Indians managed to qualify two girls for the state championships at Mt. Hood Community College this Friday and Saturday.

Sadie Krahn won the 50 free and the 100 free, while Stefany Alvarez won the 200 free and was third in the 100 fly.

by: KEVIN ALVAREZ - Sadie Krahn  qualified for state by winning the 50 free at district.“I told (Krahn) to get out in the first 25 of her 50 in 12.7 to bury the field and she bettered that and went out in 12.43. She won by over a half second,” Coach David Richmond said. “Stefany Alvarez won an exciting 200 freestyle. She was down a little to Taft’s Madison Garding early, but really turned it up in the last 75 yards to win going away and got the crowd into it. She had a new personal best by 3 seconds in 2:14.”

He added, “We came in ranked fifth on the psych sheet and the girls exceeded their rankings in many events to move up. We even had girls who weren’t expected to make finals get in and perform well. Baylee Maloney and Lucia Morud were examples of this. Lucia took seven seconds off her time in the 100 breast and then set another personal record on day two in finals.”

Richmond noted, “Marie Hannah had a nice meet to rank in the top 6 in backstroke and 8th in butterfly.  Molly Orr also had a big meet placing 5th in the 200 freestyle and set back to back PRs Friday and Saturday in the 100 freestyle.  Kiara Single, Sophia Hart,  and Josie Galloway also had nice performances to finish the season strong.”

“I can’t say enough good things about this team. They just kept stepping up and refusing to back down to challenges all season. We talked about it early in the season; this could be a reloading year or a rebuilding year. I think it was clearly a reloading year. They can be proud of what they accomplished this season. Walking away with a league title and a top three finish at district is solid.”

Richmond said the boys lacked numbers this season, but still had some performances to be excited about. Their 200 medley and freestyle relay team times were a season best. Sam Herscovitz and Mick Vanek had excellent days both setting significant personal bests on the day. 

“Sam was our only double top six performer. Mick swam the third fastest relay split during our coaching tenure going 24.5 in his last relay. He took off over a second in his 100 best as well in his last race. I want to say congratulations to Gilberto Martinez and Keegan Carey on four excellent years. It was fun to see them develop over the years. Unfortunately both battled illness and injury all season, but still set personal bests in most of their events. You don’t find kids as tough and as determined as those two. They both gave a solid effort in their last meet of their high school careers.” Richmond said.

Scappoose District Results:


Team scores: Taft 227, Tillamook 210, Scappoose, Astoria 184, Seaside 183, Newport 150, Rainier 28.

200 Medley Relay—4) Scappoose (Marie Hannah, Sophia Hart, Sadie Krahn, Stefany Alvarez), 2:15.47. 200 Free—1) Alvarez, 2:14.54; 5) Molly Orr, 2:35.34; 9) Kiara Single, 2:49.38; 12) Mary Rotter, 2:52.05. 200 IM—10) Brooke Pesterfield, 3:07.77. 50 Free—1) Krahn, 26.73; 10) Single, 31.84. 100 Fly—3) Alvarez, 1:14.32; 8) Hannah, 1:23.31;12) Bailey Maloney, 1:59.95. 100 Free—1) Krahn, 1:00.25; 8) Orr, 1:09.83. 500 Free—11) Josie Galloway, 7:39.63.

200 Free Relay—4) Scappoose (Alvarez, Orr, Single, Krahn), 1:57.70. 100 Back—6) Hannah, 1:18.35; 8) Rotter, 1:23.54; 10) Cassidy Vlastelicia, 1:31.10. 100 Breast—8) Hart, 1:32.70; 10) Pesterfield, 1:34.17; 12) Lucia Morud, 1:39.30. 400 Free Relay—5) Scappoose (Orr, Pesterfield, Lauren Herscovitz, Hannah), 4:58.20.


Team scores: Newport 216, Rainier 212, Seaside 210, Tillamook 205, Astoria 159, Scappoose 100, Taft 95.

200 Medley Relay—4) Scappoose (Sam Herscovitz, Mick Vanek, Keegan Carey, Gilberto Martinez), 1:57.62. 100 Fly—9) Carey, 1;09.17. 100 Free—6) Herscovitz, 57.43; 10) Martinez, 1:01.00. 200 Free Relay—5) Scappoose (Carey, Herscovitz, Martinez, Vanek), 1:44.73. 100 Back—4) Herscovitz, 1:06.00. 100 Breast—6) Vanek, 1:17.12. 200 Free Relay—7) Scappoose (Will Sprute, Kyler Mizee, Trace Sweeney, Kenny Klippel), 4:34.07.

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