Tualatin girls tipped in swim showdown
It was a big meet.
And the Tualatin High School girls swim team certainly battled, but West Linn came away with the victory.
In a Three Rivers League showdown, with the lead in the dual meet standings on the line, the Lions posted a 98-72 win over the Timberwolves in a meet held Jan. 30 at the Tualatin Swim Center.
With the win, West Linn improved to 6-0 in league meets, clinching at least a share of the league dual meet title for the Lions. The Tualatin girls moved to 5-1 in league meets with the setback.
Seniors Abbi Karsseboom, Britney Muralt and Erika Farring all won individual races for the Wolves at the meet.
Karsseboom triumphed in the 200-yard individual medley event in a time of 2 minutes, 20.15 seconds. Muralt had a winning time of 1:13.61 in the 100 breaststroke. Farring took first place in the 100 butterfly in 1:02.18.
In the 200 medley relay, Karsseboom, Muralt and Farring teamed with junior Izzy Ehmig to win in 1:57.61.
Karsseboom also finished second in the 500 freestyle in 5:34.51. Farring was second in the 200 individual medley in 2:22.02. Senior Taylor Cockrell was second in the 100 backstroke in 1:08.51.
In the 200 freestyle relay, the Tualatin team of Cockrell, Ehmig, junior Esther Ho and junior Grace Ho finished second in 1:49.06. In the 400 freestyle relay, the Timberwolf team of Karsseboom, Cockrell, Farring and Muralt was second with a mark of 4:00.96.
The Tualatin boys fell 98-70 to West Linn at last week's meet. The Lions improved to 3-2 in Three Rivers League dual meets with the win. The Timberwolves moved to 2-3 in league meets with the setback.
The Tualatin boys had three individual winners at the meet. Freshman Ben Glasser finished first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.31. Freshman Logan Mendez triumphed in the 200 freestyle in 1:57.26. Freshman Kent Pham sprinted to victory in the 50 freestyle in 23.45.
Also for the Wolves, Glasser was second in the 100 butterfly in 55.45, Mendez was second in the 500 freestyle in 5:19.40, and sophomore Mustafa Siddiqui was second in the 100 backstroke in 1:02.49.
The Tualatin 200 medley relay team of Glasser, Mendez, Siddiqui and Pham finished second in 1:51.22. The same foursome placed second in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:35.43.
In the 200 freestyle relay, the Tualatin team of junior Porter Lan, freshman Colton Hof, junior Mathew Levitsky and freshman Remus Repcak was second at 1:48.72.
The Tualatin teams will finish their regular-season schedule on Thursday, when they host rival Tigard in a Three Rivers League dual meet set to start at 4 p.m. at the Tualatin Swim Center.
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