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Jacob Folsom helps lead the way for the Bowmen squad at the Class 6A championships

The Sherwood High School boys swimming team wasn't able to get any competitors to the championship finals, but the Bowmen still turned in some strong performances at the Class 6A state swimming championships, held Friday and Saturday at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton.

Leading the way for the Bowmen was junior Jacob Folsom, who nearly advanced to the finals in a pair of individual events.

In Friday's preliminaries for the 100-yard freestyle, Folsom finished in 10th place (the top nine advance to the finals) in a time of 48.88 seconds, besting his own school record for the event. That time also left Folsom just .05 seconds out of ninth place.

In the 200 individual medley preliminaries, Folsom finished in 11th place with a mark of 1:59.30. That time also bettered Folsom's own school record.

In the preliminaries for the 400 freestyle relay, Folsom teamed with senior Samuel Ettelstein, senior Braeden Howard and sophomore Sandy Patil to place 11th with a time of 3:23.69.

In the preliminaries for the 200 freestyle relay, the same Sherwood foursome finished in 14th place with a mark of 1:33.03.

Howard finished in 15th place in the 500 freestyle preliminaries with a time of 5:01.01.

Jesuit won both the Class 6A boys and girls state championships.

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