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The Bowmen junior will be going to the state event in four races, including a pair of relays

TIMES PHOTO: DAN BROOD - Sherwood junior Jacob Folsom, shown here at a meet earlier this season, stepped up at the Pacific Conference district meet to set a pair of school records and qualify for state in four events.Jacob Folsom is going to be very busy later this week.

That's because Folsom, a Sherwood High School junior, qualified for the Class 6A state swimming championships in four events.

Folsom will be going to the state meet in a pair of individual events, as well as part of two Bowmen relay teams, following a strong performance at the Pacific Conference district meet, held Friday at the McMinnville Aquatic Center.

Each event winner at the district meet, as well as individuals and relay teams that meet state qualifying standards, or earn wild-card bids, advance to the state meet, which will be held Friday and Saturday at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton.

Folsom will be going to state in the 200-yard medley relay. He took second place in that event at the district meet with a state-qualifying time of 1 minute, 59.62 seconds, which bested his own school record.

Folsom also bettered the state-qualifying standard in the 100 freestyle with his third-place mark of 48.91, which also is a new school record.

In the 200 freestyle relay, Folsom teamed with senior Samuel Ettelstein, senior Braeden Howard and sophomore Sandy Patil to earn a wild card berth to state with the team's fourth-place time of 1:33.82.

In the 400 freestyle relay, the same Bowmen foursome claimed a wild card bid to state with a third-place mark of 3:24.21.

Howard also is going to state in the 500 freestyle, where he got a wild card berth to state with his fourth-place time of 5:01.16.

For the Sherwood girls, junior Hunter Stewart was third in the 200 freestyle in 2:04.48. Senior Emily Pannell was fourth in the 200 individual medley in 2:21.24 and she was second in the 500 freestyle in 5:29.08. Junior Grace Pessemier took fourth in the 100 freestyle in 57.90.

The Sherwood boys and girls squads each finished in fourth place in the team standings at the district meet.

Action at the Class 6A state meet is set to start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 6:45 p.m. on Saturday.

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