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Swim teams run into strong Pacers squads

West Linn swims fast but Lakeridge is too deep


by: VERN UYETAKE - Parker Kilstrom takes a stroke en route to winning the 100 butterfly against Lakeridge last week.The West Linn swim teams ran into a pair of loaded squads from Lakeridge last week and, while times were fast, both the boys and girls teams were upended.

The West Linn girls were shorthanded again, missing some key scorers, but still held their own in a 104-66 defeat.

West Linn's first win of the day came in the 200 freestyle where Laura Laderoute swam a 2:01.88 to win easily.

In the 50 freestyle, Brianna Dyrdahl and Kylie Norris took second and third place to pick up points for the Lions but Lakeridge swept the 100 butterfly and took 1-2 in the 100 freestyle to start to pull away.

West Linn won a very exciting 200 freestyle relay. The team of Dyrdahl, Maxi Muessig, Norris and Robin Pinger won in 1:47.24 seconds, less than half a second ahead of Lakeridge's top squad.

Laderoute won again in the backstroke, touching the wall in 59.68 seconds, more than a second ahead of the Pacers' Rowan Hauber.

The Lions dominated in the breaststroke with Pinger winning in 1:11.04 and Peyton Willis taking second.

West Linn's boys won their fair share of events in the competitive meet but the Pacers' bigger numbers allowed them to swim to a 103-64 victory.

The boys won the opening race of the day, the medley relay with strong splits from Kyle Vu, Skyler Younger, Parker Kilstrom and Anton Anikin.

Bu then picked up an easy win in the 200 individual medley, winning in 2:10.52, his best time of the year.

Kilstrom scored a victory in the 100 butterfly in 46.64, topping the Pacers' top competitor by more than six seconds.

Zach Reid then won the 100 freestyle in one of the best races of the night, edging out Lakeridge's Zach Wyman by 0.16 seconds.

Kilstrom scored another victory, shaving a second off his best time in the 500 freestyle and winning by 45 seconds in 5:17.35.

Vu was also a double winner after capturing the backstroke in 1:00.47.

West Linn will take on Lake Oswego Thursday at 6 p.m.




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