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The Tigers had a handful of representatives competing against the best in the state at 6A on Saturday

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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