Steve Sholdra wins 200 fly/1500 free double on final night of PN Senior Champs

Bellevue’s Steve Sholdra pulled off a brutal double on the final night of the Pacific Northwest Senior Championships, winning the 200 fly and 1500 free in quick succession.

Those two events came at the very end of the meet, with Sholdra first winning the butterfly. His 2:04.13 was a lifetime-best by eight tenths of a second, and he won the event by over two seconds.

Sholdra came back shortly after to go 16:13.44 in the 1500 free. That’s not a lifetime-best, but still won the race by a whopping 26 seconds.

KING’s Heidi VanderWel won another race on Saturday night, taking the 200 backstroke. The Yale Bulldog went 2:20.83 to touch out Evergreen Swim Club’s Abby Sullivan (2:20.86) in one of the night’s closest races.

Evergreen 15-year-old Alexander Wright won the men’s race, going 2:09.98 to shatter his previous best of 2:13.07.

Bellevue 17-year-old Marley Cross won the 100 free in another very tight race, nipping KING’s Kenna Ramey 58.46 to 58.67. Ramey was the 50 free winner earlier in the meet, But Cross denied her a sprint sweep with that 100 free victory.

Other individual winners:

  • 19-year-old Vanessa Moffatt won the women’s 200 fly, going 2:21.06.
  • Bellevue’s Ethan Hallowell took home the men’s 100 free title with a 52.04, beating a field that featured three other swimmers in the 52s – Zach Wagner, Chase Bublitz and Koppi Kolyvek.
  • KING’s Addie Chambers won the women’s 1500 in a landslide, going 17:40.67 to win by over 42 seconds.
  • Bellevue won the girls 4×100 medley relay, with Kim Williams going a 1:10.00 on breast and Cross hitting a 58.64 anchor split on freestyle. Bellevue was 4:19.09 as a team.
  • The Bellevue boys followed suit, winning their medley in 3:53.50 with a 1:03.38 breast stplit from Jimmy Deiparine.

Full results available on Meet Mobile.

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5 years ago

It should also be noted Alex wright got 2nd in the 200 fly with a 2:06 and 2nd in the mile too while adding

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