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Colby Anderson and Julian Hollingshead each won events, while two ninth-grade girls stepped up for the varsity squad.

PMG PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - Madras junior Colby Anderson won both of his individual events at the 2022 White Buffalo Classic at the Madras Aquatic Center on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.After a long winter break, the Madras swim teams are seemingly happy to be back in the heated pool.

Since returning from the holiday hiatus, which lasted from Dec. 11 to Jan. 8, the White Buffalos have already competed in two events since the calendar flipped to 2022 — with a third scheduled for later this week.

Last weekend the Buffs went down to Redmond — but because the team was shorthanded for various reasons, head coach Scott Jividen decided to run his entire squad at the junior varsity level. With some of the competitive stress taken away, Jividen noted that the team was able to let loose a bit.

PMG PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - Ninth-grader Addy Adams has had a fantastic start to her career with the Madras varsity team. Adams placed fourth in the 100 yard backstroke and sixth in the 50 yard freestyle at the White Buffalo Classic."I had a few swimmers gone so I decided to put us all in JV for this meet, and the kids had fun," said Jividen of the Redmond meet held on Saturday, Jan. 8. "Since I was missing some kids, I had to create new relays and the girls actually beat the boys. Led by Isabelle Ludi, they came out strong and finished stronger, with Addy Adams, Hannah Young, and Paisley Ludi all putting in work."

Just days later, the Buffs were back in town to host their first home meet of the season: the 2022 White Buffalo Classic. Three nearby schools — Redmond, Ridgeview and Caldera — made the trip north to join Madras and round out the four-team field.

Redmond dominated in the team scoring, handily beating second-place Caldera with 245 points to the Wolfpack's 136. Ridgeview scored 69 points to take third, while Madras — which was still without a handful of swimmers on the girls' side — came in fourth with 54 points.

Team scores aside, there were some very encouraging individual performances from the White Buffalo team on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the Madras Aquatic Center.

Madras junior Colby Anderson won both of his individual events, with his efforts in the 500 yard freestyle being the most impressive on paper. Anderson finished nearly a full minute ahead of his next closest competitor, Drew Harding of Ridgeview. The Madras star, who was an individual state champion last season, also added a win in the 100 yard breaststroke.

PMG PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - Madras senior Julian Hollingshead did not have to wait long to avenge a second-place finish in the 50 yard freestyle. A few minutes later, Hollingshead took first place in the 100 yard butterfly.As for fellow state medalist Julian Hollingshead, the senior was in fine form at the White Buffalo Classic. After coming in a very narrow second to Redmond's Ryan Konop in the 50 yard freestyle, Hollingshead decimated the competition in the 100 yard butterfly.

Not much further down the leaderboards, Addy Adams continued her strong freshman season. Adams came in sixth place in the 50 yard freestyle, but only three-quarters of a second separated places four through six in that race. Not long after placing sixth, Adams won her 100 yard backstroke heat by nearly 12 seconds and took fourth overall in the event. Another ninth-grader, Paisley Ludi, showed heart and tenacity as she swam exclusively in varsity events at the White Buffalo Classic.

Though Madras didn't light up the scoreboards on Wednesday night, Jividen said that his focus was not on results, but rather on the process.

"My goal at every meet," explained Jividen, "is to have all my kids finish."

Jividen added that while all sorts of problems can come up during a race, there is always a lesson to be learned from whatever happens — both the good and the bad.

Perhaps that relaxed mindset is why the team has been producing far more good than bad this season.

2022 White Buffalo Classic

at Madras Aquatic Center

Team Scores (combined) — 1. Redmond, 245; 2. Caldera, 136; 3. Ridgeview, 69; 4. Madras, 54.

Team Scores (boys) — 1. Redmond, 108; 2. Caldera, 80; 3. Madras, 50; 4. Ridgeview, 29.

Team Scores (girls) — 1. Redmond, 137; 2. Caldera, 56; 3. Ridgeview, 40; 4. Madras, 4.

Boys Varsity 200 Yard Medley Relay — 1. Redmond (A), 1:47.93; 2. Caldera (A), 1:57.50; 3. Madras, 2:02 .49; 4. Ridgeview, 2:14.24; 5. Redmond (B), 2:19.88.

Girls Varsity 50 Yard Freestyle — 1. Alexis Hoblet, Ridgeview, 0:27.18; 2. Lily Bezdek, Redmond, 0:27.83; 3. Kylie Haywood, Redmond, 0:28.36; 4. Scarlett Nelson, Ridgeview, 0:30.15; 5. Vanya Crumrine, Redmond, 0:30.80; 6. Addy Adams, Madras, 0:30.92; 7. Autumn Hall-White, Ridgeview, 0:33.49; 8. Madison Valbert, Caldera, 0:35.15; 9. Adler Bartlett, Caldera, 0:35.23; 10. Ellis Alipuria, Caldera, 0:36.13; 11. Paisley Ludi, Madras, 0:41.75.

Boys Varsity 50 yard Freestyle — 1. Ryan Konop, Redmond, 0:22.43; 2. Julian Hollingshead, Madras, 0:22.83; 3. Tygh Garibay, Ridgeview, 0:25.30; 4. Trevin Bolic, Redmond, 0:25.92; 5. Drew Harding, Ridgeview, 0:26.54; 6. Nolan Gorman, Redmond, 0:26.59; 7. Quinn Hartley, Caldera, 0:28.77; 8. Noah Felton, Redmond, 0:29.19; 9. Cameron Shank, Madras, 0:29.34; 10. Cooper Yozamp, Ridgeview, 0:30.94; 11. Rohan Bluemle, Caldera, 0:32.01; 12. Jasper Clarke, Caldera, 0:33.37; 13. Cole Gassner, Madras, 0:34.44.

Boys Varsity 100 Yard Butterfly — 1. Julian Hollingshead, Madras, 0:55.52; 2. Holden Short, Caldera, 1:01.22; 3. Teague Myers, Caldera, 1:17.19.

Boys Varsity 500 Yard Freestyle — 1. Colby Anderson, Madras, 5:12.83; 2. Drew Harding, Ridgeview, 6:09.53; 3. Trevin Bolic, Redmond, 6:42.30; 4. Noah Felton, Redmond, 7:06.68; 5. Kadyn Cheney, Caldera, 7:18.31; 6. Quinn Hartley, Caldera, 7:20.02.

Boys Varsity 200 Yard Freestyle Relay — 1. Redmond (A), 1:40.77; 2. Madras, 1:52.17; 3. Ridgeview, 1:58.59; 4. Caldera (A), 1:59.31; 5. Redmond (B), 2:03.73; 6. Caldera (B), 2:34.66.

Girls Varsity 100 Yard Backstroke — 1. Olivia Still, Redmond, 1:09.04; 2. Lily Bezdek, Redmond, 1:11.76; 3. Avery McBride, Caldera, 1:14.36; 4. Addy Adams, Madras, 1:24.28; 5. Claire Oliver, Caldera, 1:36.05; 6. Hope Martin-Guyton, Redmond, 1:47.60.

Boys Varsity 100 Yard Backstroke — 1. Colin Haywood, Redmond, 1:01.71; 2. Teague Myers, Caldera, 1:21.20; 3. Cameron Shank, Madras, 1:24.82; 4. Ben Jackson, Caldera, 1:32.90; 5. Cole Gassner, Madras, 1:50.94; 6. Oliver Riding, Redmond, 1:52.30.

Girls Varsity 100 Yard Breaststroke — 1. Molly Konop, Redmond, 1:12.27; 2. Venecia Kurner Ovalles, Redmond, 1:22.23; 3. Scarlett Nelson, Ridgeview, 1:23.79; 4. Autumn Hall-White, Ridgeview, 1:31.85; 5. Madisyn Bolic, Redmond, 1:35.34; 6. Sage Cramp, Caldera, 1:36.75; 7. Paisley Ludi, Madras, 1:58.05.

Boys Varsity 100 Yard Breaststroke — 1. Colby Anderson, Madras, 1:06.54; 2. Dylan Hall, Redmond, 1:11.34; 3. Nolan Gorman, Redmond, 1:19.66; 4. Asa Messner, Redmond, 1:21.72; 5. Matthew Defrang, Caldera, 1:29.78; 6. Jasper Clarke, Caldera, 1:33.21.

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