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Tualatin girls set to battle for district title

The league swim meet will be held Friday and Saturday in McMinnville


McMINNVILLE — The Tualatin High School girls swim team already has one conference championship.

Now, the Timberwolves will try for another.

The Tualatin girls, who won the Pacific Conference dual meet title with a perfect 7-0 record, will look to battle for the title at the Pacific Conference District Championships, which will be held Friday and Saturday at the McMinnville Aquatic Center.

“I think it will come down between us and Newberg,” Tualatin coach Jeanine Serrano said. “I think it will be close.”

Action at the district meet will begin at noon on Friday. Saturday’s championship finals are slated to start at 2 p.m.

Not only will district meet titles be up for grabs, but also berths to the Class 6A state meet will be at stake. Each event winner at the district meet, as well as those swimmers and relay teams that meet state qualifying standards or earn wild card bids, will advance to compete at the Class 6A state championships, which will be held Feb. 15-16 at Mt. Hood Community College.

The Wolves will be led by junior Alyssa Fuji at the district meet. Fuji is the defending meet champion in the 500-yard freestyle event. She’ll be swimming in that race and the 200 freestyle at this year’s district meet.

Another strong Tualatin competitor, freshman Teagan Goforth will swim in both the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke.

Sophomore Ashley Tam will compete in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley. Sophomore Kristian Kotchik will swim in the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle and sophomore Emily Breyer will compete in the 200 and 500 freestyle races.

The Tualatin girls will also be looking to fare well in the relay races.

The young Tualatin boys team, which finished the league dual meet season with a 3-4 record, will also be looking to make some noise at the district meet.

“The boys are coming around a bit, but we’re still really young,” Serrano said.

Tualatin freshman Adam Janetsky will be competing in the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke. Senior John Cameron will swim in the 500 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke.




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