OREGON 1A-4A HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
FINAL TOP 5 TEAMS
- Newport 75
- Madras 30
- St Mary’s 24
- (TIE 4TH) La Grande 23
- (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.