Newberg swimmers compete at state meet
TUALATIN —While Newberg didn't register any team points at the Class 6A state swimming championships, they did have a number of athletes competing against the very best in the state at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center on Saturday.
In the boys 200-yard medley relay, the Newberg swim team of juniors Byron Long, Andrew Sandberg and Christian DeMaster Smith and sophomore Ryan Jentges placed 13th with a time of 1:45.46.
Long also placed 14th in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:06.59.
In addition to his relay race, Sandberg took 14th place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.54. Sandberg placed 13th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.54.
Senior Benjamin Bizeau placed 14th in the boys 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:50.25. Bizeau also took 13th place in the 500-yard freestyle race with a time of 4:59.56. Jentges also swam in the 500-yard freestyle, coming in 18th place with a time of 5:06.05.
Sophomore Ashley Cochran placed 18th with a time of 25.85 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle event. Cochran also took 16th in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 59.98.
In the boys 200-yard freestyle relay, Newberg took 13th place with a time of 1:35.68. The team consisted of junior Mateo McKay, Jentges, freshman Hadley Holveck, and Bizeau.
The 400-yard freestyle relay Newberg placed 15th with a time of 3:26.25 thanks to the efforts of DeMaster Smith, Bizeau, Long and Sandberg.
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