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Swim team finishes third at final meet before district

John Day earns first win of the year at meet while Lakeview finishes second


The Prineville Swim Team tuned up for the Cascade East District championships with another third-place finish.

“All of our kids placed in the top five,” said Prineville Swim Team Head Coach Raquel Swain. “Every event that I entered a kid in we medaled. All the kids did really well.”

The team has now finished third in each of its four meets. However, for the third consecutive meet, there was a new winner. The host John Day Swim Team shocked everyone, coming away with first place at the meet.Photo Credit: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Bailey Parrott swims the butterfly en route to one of his six individual wins at the John Day Invitational Swim Meet. John Day won the race, while the Prineville Swim Team finished third. The meet was the final one before the Cascade East District Championships which will be held starting tonight in Burns.

John Day had finished last among Cascade East teams in each of the first four meets of the year. However, John Day took advantage of home cooking to score 409 points, nearly twice as many as they had scored in any previous meet. Lakeview, finished second with 391 points, while Prineville was a close third with 367.

Burns, which dominated the previous meet, trailed the field.

As has happened all year, the Prineville Swim Team was especially strong in the 15-18 age group. Bailey Parrott continued his strong season, winning five of his six events in the boys 15-18 division. The most exciting of those wins was in the 50-yard freestyle.

Usually races turn into a V shape with the middle lanes finishing ahead of the outer lanes. That wasn’t the case in the 50 free. All five of the individuals in the final flight of the event were from the Prineville Swim Team. The five swam neck and neck the entire race with Parrott narrowly winning with a time of 24.94. Carson Raymond and Cody Thurman finished in a dead head for second with a time of 24.95, while Michael Burleigh was fourth with a time of 25.88.

Thurman went on to win the 100 back stroke and finish second to Parrott in the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley. Thurman also earned a second in the 100 breast stroke and finished third in the 200 freestyle.

Raymond came back to take second in the 100 free and fifth in the 200 free, while Burleigh finished fourth and fifth in his remaining races. Swimming in the same age division, Jacob Hehn earned thirds in both the 100 butterfly and 100 breast stroke.

Two other boys on the Prineville Swim Team had noteworthy performances.

Thomas Burleigh took second in all six of his races in the boys 13-14 division while Jacob Crumrine won the boys 11-12 50 butterfly and earned a pair of third-place finishes.

“Oh my gosh, Jacob had a great meet,” Swain said. “He’s improving every week and he just blew away his times in every event he got in.”

In the girls 15-18 division Cora White earned a first place in the 100 breast stroke. White took second in the 200 free and 200 individual medley and added a third in the 100 butterfly.

Abby Curtis also had a strong performance in the same division placing in five of her six events.

Kami Ackley continued her strong swimming, taking a pair of first and two seconds in the girls 8 and under division, while Emma Hehn also had a strong meet, placing in all six of her 13-14 races.

Although the High Desert Swim Team, from Burns, did not have a strong outing in John Day, Swain believes that they should still be the favorites to win the district tournament.

High Desert, which will be hosting the district meet starting tonight, easily won their home meet and has been in the top two at every meet until John Day.

Lakeview, which won its home meet and has been second most of the remainder of the season, is also expected to contend for the team title. Meanwhile, although Prineville could impact the outcome of the district meet, they don’t have enough swimmers to contend for the championship.

“I think all of our swimmers are going to be at the top of their game,” Swain said. “I think they are going to be in all their events. We are going to place a lot of kids individually.”

Swain also noted that Parrott has a legitimate chance of winning the Bogart award — an award that is given to the top male and female swimmer at the meet regardless of age.

The award is given in honor of former Lakeview swimmer Richard Bogart, who had an untimely death at the age of 18 during the summer swim season of 1992. Since then, his family has provided the trophies each year for the district championship.

The district championship continues all day Saturday and concludes early Sunday afternoon.

John Day Invitational

Friday - Sunday, July 25-27

Team scores — John Day 409, Lakeview 391, Prineville 367, High Desert (score not available)

Individual results (Prineville Swim Team only)

Kami Ackley (Girls 8U) — 50 free, 43.95, 1. 25 fly, 22.95, 2. 25 back, 25.79, 3. 100 IM, 2:04.93, 2. 25 free, 18.98, 1.

Mike Burleigh (Boys 15-18) — 100 free, 58.63, 3. 100 fly, 1:17.06, 5. 100 back, 1:13.69, 5. 200 free, 2:20.71, 6. 50 free, 25.88, 4. 100 breast, 1:20.93, 4.

Thomas Burleigh (Boys 13-14) — 100 free, 1:02.32, 2. 100 fly, 1:15.89, 2. 100 back, 1:20.55, 2. 200 free, 2:33.51, 2. 50 free, 27.11, 2. 100 breast, 1:30.10, 2.

Aubrey Chamness (Girls 15-18) — 200 IM, 3:52.49, 7.

Avery Chamness (Girls 8U) — 25 breast, 51.13, 5.

Carson Chamness (Boys 11-12) — 100 free, 1:23.42, 6. 50 fly, 47.98, 5. 50 back, 47.22, 6. 100 IM, 1:37.62, 4. 50 free, 37.69, 6. 50 breast, 51.83, 5.

Jacob Crumrine (Boys 11-12) — 100 free, 1:15.45, 3. 50 fly, 38.47, 1. 50 back, 46.10, 3. 100 IM, 1:39.36, 5. 50 free, 31.98, 4.

Abby Curtis (Girls 15-18) — 100 free, 1:09.65, 6. 100 fly, 1:22.49, 2. 100 back, 1:22.00, 4. 200 free, 2:39.40, 5. 50 free, 30.50, 4.

Hannah Hamlin (Girls 15-18) — 100 breast, 1:34.26, 4.

Emma Hehn (Girls 13-14) — 100 free, 1:11.12, 4. 100 fly, 1:41.83, 6. 100 back, 1:26.51, 3. 200 free, 2:42.01, 4. 50 free, 31.30, 4. 100 breast, 1:27.19, 2.

Jacob Hehn (Boys 15-18) — 100 fly, 1:13.48, 3. 50 free, 27.20, 7. 100 breast, 1:17.29, 3.

Keegan Nelson (Boys 11-12) — 50 fly, 53.71, 7. 50 back, 48.35, 7. 50 breast, 53.45, 6.

Bailey Parrott (Boys 15-18) — 100 free, 57.00, 1. 100 fly, 1:04.96, 1. 100 back, 1:05.25, 2. 200 free, 2:07.37, 1. 200 IM, 2:27.37, 1. 50 free, 24.94, 1.

Carson Raymond (Boys 15-18) — 100 free, 58.26, 2. 100 back, 1:17.29, 7. 200 free, 2:20.70, 5. 50 free, 24.95, 2. 100 breast, 1:23.47, 7.

Cody Thurman (Boys 15-18) — 100 fly, 1:05.74, 2. 100 back, 1:04.97, 1. 200 free, 2:18.29, 3. 200 IM, 2:31.13, 2. 50 free, 24.95, 2. 100 breast, 1:15.95, 2.

Colin White (Boys 13-14) — 100 fly, 1:41.67, 7. 200 IM, 3:21.88, 7.

Cora White (Girls 15-18) — 100 free, 1:08.68, 5. 100 fly, 1:23.79, 3. 200 free, 2:32.87, 2. 200 IM, 2:58.63, 2. 50 free, 30.52, 5. 100 breast, 1:27.87, 1.



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