Shanks Takes Down 100 Back 1A-4A Record at Oregon Boys’ 1A-4A States



  1. Newport 75
  2. Madras 30
  3. St Mary’s 24
  4. (TIE 4TH) La Grande 23
  5. (TIE 4TH) Cascade Christian 23

The Newport boys dominated the score as the won the 2020 Oregon 1A-4A State Championships. Caden Shanks took down a 1A-4A Record in the 100 back to contribute to the team title. Shanks dropped nearly 2 seconds from his best, winning the title in 51.09. He also dominated the 100 free in a lifetime best 47.91.

Teammate Luke Bachart blew away his best in the 200 free, dropping nearly 3 seconds. Bachart won the race in 1:45.64, over a second ahead of the field. He swept his individual events, taking 5 seconds off his best in the 500 free to win it in 4:49.58. He was the only swimmer under 5:00.

Newport won the boys’ 200 medley relay in 1:44.09. Shanks led off with a 24.23 back leg for the early lead, handing off to Bachart for a 29.60 breast leg. Toshio Toguchi took on the fly leg in a 26.37, while Josh Malloy sealed the victory with a 23.89 anchor split. Their prelims relay was slightly faster in 1:43.73. Shanks swam a 24.44 back split in the heats. Bachart clocked a 29.22 breast split in the heats. Toguchi split a 26.22 on the fly, and Malloy anchored in 23.85.

They took another relay title with a 1:34.25 in the 200 free relay. Stephen Boys led off in 24.85. Toguchi (23.94) and Tristan Scarborough (23.96) took on the middle legs. Shanks was the anchor man with a field-best 21.50. Their prelims time of 1:33.42 was the fastest time of the day. Boys had led off the morning relay in 24.57.

Newport swept all the boys’ relays, closing the meet with a 400 free relay win. Malloy got the ball rolling with a 54.79 lead split. Toguchi came through the 2nd leg in 51.77, handing off to Scarborough for a 51.58 on the 3rd leg. Bachart then anchored them to victory in 49.46 as they won in 3:27.60.

Valley Catholic’s Luca Foord took down a 1A-4A Record in the 100 breast. He dominated in a lifetime best 58.50, finishing over 3 seconds ahead of the field. Foord had the fastest 50 breast split on the 200 medley relay with a 27.29.

Foord smashed his best in the 200 IM by over 4 seconds in 1:57.89. He came from nearly 2 seconds behind on the breast leg to take the lead over Catlin Gabel freshman Akira Van De Groenendaal, but Groenendaal made a comeback on the free leg to out-touch Foord in 1:57.78.

La Grande freshman Glenn Ricker was the youngest state champion, winning the 100 fly in 55.57. North Valley sophomore Carson Washburn took the 50 free title, just a couple of tenths away from his best in 22.64.

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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona (2013-2015) and the University of Florida (2011-2013). While her college swimming career left a bit to be desired, her Snapchat chin selfies and hot takes on Twitter do not disappoint. She's also a high school graduate of The …

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