Oregon HS 6A Championships: Century Girls Repeat; Jesuit Boys End Sunset’s Streak

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Last weekend’s OSAA 6A Swimming State Championships at Mt Hood Community College Aquatic Center was full of excitement and drama. In the girls’ meet it all came down to the last relay, in which Century beat Sunset to secure an 8-point margin of victory in the team race. On the men’s side, Jesuit cut short Sunset’s bid for a fifth straight state title.

Girls’ Meet

West Lin opened the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay from Laura Laderoute (25.84), Robin Pinger (28.41), Kylie Norris (28.25), and Brianna Drydahl (25.16) for a combined 1:47.66. Lakeridge (Brynne O’Shea, Sonya Ahmadyer, Mara Newman, and Katie Manzione) went 1:49.75 for second, ahead of Sunset’s 1:50.05 (Kate Westlake, Nina Stitt, Emily Cheng, and Lindsay Swail).

Mackenzie Rumrill of West Salem doubled with state titles in the 200 IM and 100 fly. Rumrill set new 6A and OSAA state records of 2:00.62 with her victory in the IM. Laderoute of West Linn took second in 2:03.77; Lisa Kaunitz of Lake Oswego was third in 2:05.06.  In the 100 fly, Rumrill went 53.57 to outpace Lainey Visscher of Clackamas (54.10) and Sara Metzsch of Century (54.53).

Century senior Ellie Thornbrue won the 200 free in 1:50.03, two seconds ahead of Ryan Falk of Jesuit (1:52.04) and Julie Bush of Sherwood (1:52.43). Thornbrue of Century captured the title in the 500 free going 4:53.97. Lake Oswego’s Kaunitz was runner-up in 4:58.51. Falk of Jesuit went 4:58.96 for third.

Centennial’s Jamie Stone also won two individual events, one of which set a state record. Stone first went 22.97 for a win in the 50 free. She touched a half-second in front of Wilson’s Sierra Sexton (23.46) and Sunset’s Alayna Connor (23.58), and was .14 off the state record. Later, Stone broke the 6A and OSAA state records in the 100 free with 49.95. Pinger of West Linn came in second with 50.53, while Wilson’s Sexton was third in 51.41.

The Century quartet of Metzsch (23.99), Hannah Galbraith (24.85), Logan Neal (24.19), and Thornbrue (23.52) won the 200 free relay in 1:36.55. West Linn (Laderoute, Norris, Dyrdahl, Pinger) placed second with 1:38.49. Lake Oswego (Yifan Mao, Mikayla Mathison, Madison Richardson, Kaunitz) finished third in 1:39.77.

In the most exciting event of the girls’ meet, Century’s Metzsch and Clackamas’ Visscher tied for first place in the 100 back. The pair also set the 6A and OSAA state records in the event with their 54.78. Third place went to Jordan Ashmore of Aloha in 55.59. West Linn’s Laderoute was just .36 back in fourth.

Pinger of West Linn won the 100 breast with a 6A and OSAA record-setting time of 1:02.32. Westview’s Tiffany Zhao came in second with 1:04.45, while Stitt of Sunset and Fernanda Rodriguez of David Douglas tied for third in 1:05.77.

With a mere 2-point lead in the standings headed into the final relay, the Century girls swam a lights-out 400 free relay, setting the 6A and OSAA state record and securing their team victory. Metzsch (50.63), Riley Neal (53.59), Logan Neal (53.40) and Thornbrue (51.05) combined for 3:28.67. Runners-up Sunset (Cheng, Clara Rieant, Stitt, and Connor) went 3:32.51. Jesuit (Emily Cook, Emily Holman, Iseult McMahon, and Falk) placed third with 3:35.76.

Final Standings – Girls

  1. Century 151.5
  2. Sunset 143.5
  3. Jesuit 133
  4. West Linn 111
  5. Lake Oswego 82
  6. Lakeridge 67
  7. West Salem 64
  8. Westview 61
  9. Tualatin 59
  10. David Douglas 46.5
  11. Southridge 46
  12. Clackamas 35.5
  13. Centennial 34
  14. Lincoln 32
  15. Thurston 29
  16. Central Catholic 25
  17. Wilson 25
  18. McNary 21
  19. Sherwood 19
  20. West Albany 18
  21. Aloha 17
  22. McMinnville 13
  23. South Salem 11
  24. Tigard 9
  25. Sprague 9
  26. Forest Grove 8
  27. Grant 7
  28. Barlow 7
  29. North Medford 6
  30. South Eugene 4
  31. Gresham 3
  32. Canby 2
  33. Newberg 1
  34. Roseburg 1
  35. Franklin 1


Boys’ Meet

Jesuit showed up ready to do business, winning the 200 medley relay in dramatic fashion. Sean Calkins (24.39), Anthony Nosack (26.92), Jorge Casas (23.70), and Reilly Goddard (21.60) overtook South Salem (Noah Cutting, Carter Garfield, Daisuke Fitial, and Tyler Cook) for a 1:36.61 to 1:37.01 victory. Oregon City (Joshua Morton, Isaac Watt, Brian Frazier and Chase Tucker) was only .07 back in third with 1:37.08.

Oregon City’s Morton followed up the relay with an individual win in the 200 free. The senior went 1:42.95 to out-touch South Eugene’s John Davidson (1:43.54). Third place went to Myron Shen of Westview (1:45.77), who came in just in front of Luke Hutchinson of Grant (1:45.89). Hutchinson won the 500 free in 4:44.80 dropping more than 7 seconds from his prelims time. Calkins of Jesuit finished second in 4:46.84. Third went to Shen of Westview in 4:49.10.

Frazier of Oregon City won the 200 IM, going 1:53.41 and splitting a 26.34 on the end to snatch the title away from Jesuit’s Nosack who was leading after a strong breaststroke leg. Grant Gooding of Lakeridge finished third in 1:55.21. Nosack later won the 100 breast with 57.37, with South Salem’s Garfield (57.59) right behind him in second. Sam Harquail of Grant took third in 58.61.

Century senior Liam Metzsch claimed the sprint crown, winning the 50 and 100 freestyles. In the 50 free, Metzsch won in 20.85, the only sub-21 in the field. Matt Braun of Southridge placed second in 21.71, ahead of Owen Binkerd of McMinnville (21.80) and Ryan Cully of Canby (21.81). In the 100, Metzsch went 45.72, beating Frazier (46.68) of Oregon City and Braun of Southridge (46.86).

The 100 butterfly was a nailbiter, with Edward Kang of Lake Oswego getting the touch over Sergei Pereverzin from Barlow, 50.25 to 50.47. Alex La Rosa of Westview touched out South Salem’s Cutting for third, 51.44 to 51.69. Pereverzin got revenge in the 100 back, which he won by almost two seconds. The Barlow junior went 50.00 for the win, ahead of Calkins of Jesuit (51.83) and Kang from Lake Oswego (52.00).

Oregon City was on the winning end of a close relay when they edged West Salem in the 200 free relay, 1:27.48 to 1:27.59. Representing Oregon City were Morton (21.97), Tucker (22.36), Isaac Watt (22.2), and Frazier (20.83). West Salem’s foursome consisted of Micah Masei, Ryan Wetzel, Scott Svadlenak, and Cody Luth. Tigard (Jacob Morris, Caleb Torgerson, Jonathan Irving, and Kyle Miller) placed third with 1:28.66.

Jesuit ended the meet with a win in the 400 free relay from Calkins (48.54), Jaume Martinez-Calvo (48.49), Jorge Casas (47.85), and Nosack (47.91). South Salem (Garfield, Paul Lomax, Tyler Cook, and Cutting) were runners-up in 3:16.04, only .04 ahead of the Tigard quartet of Torgerson, Jacob Morris, Irving, and Kyle Miller (3:16.08).

Final Standings – Boys

  1. Jesuit 169
  2. Oregon City 101
  3. Sunset 87
  4. West Salem 86
  5. Lake Oswego 81
  6. West Albany 66
  7. Tigard 66
  8. Lakeridge 63
  9. Grant 47
  10. McMinnville 45
  11. Century 34
  12. Newberg 34
  13. Barlow 29
  14. Beaverton 29
  15. South Eugene 27
  16. Southridge 25
  17. Canby 22
  18. Wilson 20
  19. Cleveland 17
  20. Sheldon 12
  21. Central Catholic 11
  22. Madison 10
  23. Sherwood 10
  24. Roseburg 10
  25. Lincoln 9
  26. Sprague 9
  27. Centennial 8
  28. Reynolds 5
  29. Clackamas 4
  30. Tualatin 4
  31. West Linn 2
  32. David Douglas 1


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Gary L. Kinsland

I grew up in Oregon..born Eugene,6/10/47, lived in Cottage Grove 47 – 50, logging camp (High Prairie) above Oakridge 51, Cottage Grove 52-55, Coquille 56-65 then college etc. I am now (for 37 years) a professor of geology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Louisiana. I just found out that there is a Sunset in Oregon and, as I live in Sunset, LA I thought I would look up Sunset, OR. Found you on Google Earth and found this site. Congratulations on your prowess in swimming.

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