Shorewood medley relay swim team leads State qualifiers

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Shorewood’s 200-yard medley relay team led qualifiers at the State 4A boys’ swimming championships in Federal Way Friday.

The Shorewood team of Thor Stenfjord, Mackey Hopen, Marcus Gill and Colin Bell swam the distance in 1 minute, 39.17 seconds in the Friday heats, the fastest of the eight qualifiers for the Saturday final.
The Shorewood 200-yard freestyle relay team of Stenfjord, Leif Danielson, Bell and Hopen qualified second with a time of 1:30.49. Gig Harbor led qualifiers in 1:29.72,

Hopen was the second fastest qualifier in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.04 seconds) and third fastest in the 50 freestyle (:21.76).

Stenfjord was the fourth fastest qualifier in the 100-yard freestyle (49.25 seconds) and fifth in the 200 individual medley (1:58.08). Gill qualified sixth in the 100 butterfly (:53.34).

In the 3A meet, Shorecrest qualified two individuals and two relays for Saturday’s consolation finals. Shorecrest’s Carter Osborne was 16th in the 100-yard freestyle and Kevin McKay was 11th in the 100 breaststroke. The Scots were 14th in the 200 medley relay and 15th in the 400 freestyle relay. The Scots’ Reyes McElmurry went into the diving finals in ninth place.


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