Both Buff swim teams win twice
Madras sweeps double dual with Redmond schools
The Madras High School boys and girls swim teams picked up two wins in duals against Redmond and Ridgeview on Thursday at Cascade Swim Center in Redmond.
The White Buffalo boys dominated their opponents, crushing Ridgeview 113-31 and Redmond 125-18. The girls were able to pick up wins, but by a little more competitive margins. Madras outswam Ridgeview 73-51, and beat Redmond 85-51.
For the boys, Freshman Garrett Webb earned two event wins. Webb turned in the fastest time of the day in the 50-yard freestyle, besting teammate Brady Tucker with a time of 27.73 seconds. Webb also won the 400 freestyle with a time of 5:18.43, beating another teammate Keaton Hartman by almost 15 seconds.
Bryce Williams also won twice for the Buffs, picking up golds in the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke. In the 200 IM, Williams clocked a time of 2:27.44, five seconds faster than teammate Brandon Hunts time. In the backstroke, Williams cruised to the win with a time of 1:10.90.
Ian Goodwin was the third Madras swimmer to pick up double golds at the meet. Goodwin raced to first in the 200 freestyle, beating Ridgeviews Owen Hucke by six seconds, with a time of 1:06.76. Goodwins most impressive win came in the 100 freestyle, where he turned in a time of 57.63, more than 10 seconds faster than the runner-up effort from Ridgeviews Brett Kelly.
Goodwin also swam on the winning 200 medley relay team with William, Hartman and Ryan Goss. The team finished the race with a time of 2:05.90.
On the girls side of the event, Madras Sophie Gemelas continued her strong season with wins in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Gemelas took the 200 freestyle in style, winning the race with a time of 2:23.01, more than 17 seconds faster than the runner-up, Redmonds Brittany Smith. Gemelas won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:16.37.
Aurora Gerhardt won the 200 IM with a time of 2:38.74, and also swam a leg on the Buffs winning 400 freestyle relay team, along with Cirelle Frank, Maya Hoaglin and Reicie Simtustus. The team swam a 5:15.62 to beat Redmond by more than 1:20.
Melissa Field earned a gold medal in the 400 freestyle, clocking in a time of 5:59.37.
For the Buffs, the last scheduled action before the district meet will be at 4:45 p.m. Thursday in a double dual against Henley and Mazama at the Madras Aquatic Center.