Shorewood wins State boys’ swimming championship

Monday, February 22, 2010

Shorewood’s boys’ swimming team won the State 4A high school championship Saturday at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.

Shorewood’s victory came just a week after the Thunderbirds finished third in the Northwest District championships. Kamiak and Snohomish, which had finished first and second in the District meet, were seventh and eighth in the State meet.

Shorewood won four of the 12 events at the State meet.
Shorewood won both the 200-yard medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay.

Thor Stenfjord, Mackey Hopen, Marcus Gill and Colin Bell won the medley relay in 1 minute, 38.20 seconds. Stenfjord, Gill, Leif Danielson, and Hopen won the 200 free relay in 1:28.25.

Stenfjord won the 100-yard freestyle in 47.69 seconds, and sophomore Eddie Young won the 1-meter springboard diving competition with 404.50 points. Young had been fifth as a freshman.

Stenfjord added a second-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley behind Shane Clare of Beamer High school in Federal Way. Stenfjord’s time was 1:56.04 to 1:55.54 for Clare.

Hopen had a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (58.11 seconds) and third in the 50 freestyle (:21.44). The breaststroke time makes Hopen an all-American, and the 50 freestyle time qualifies him for all-American considerationGill added a sixth-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (53.46 seconds) and eighth in the 100 backstroke (:55.04).

Shorewood brought just five swimmers and one diver to the state meet, but the T-birds finished with 194 points, edging Gig Harbor's 179. Inglemoor of Kenmore placed third with 173.

Team scores — Shorewood 194; Gig Harbor 179; Inglemoor 173; Beamer 171; Richland 138; Garfield 131; Kamiak 130.5; Snohomish 101; Wilson 100; Marysville-Pilchuck 100; South Kitsap 98; Central Kitsap 86; Stadium 83; Lake Stevens 69.5; Stanwood 62; Oak Harbor 54; Newport 44; Wenatchee 43; Eisenhower 37; Decatur 31; Evergreen (Vancouver) 29; Eastmount 28; Kentlake 28; Mountain View 26; Jackson 24; Cascade 19; Roosevelt 15; Olympia 14.5; Moses Lake 13; Eastlake 12; Skyline 10; Kentwood 9; Redmond 9; Woodinville 7; Kent-Meridian 7; Curtis 6; Lincoln 5; Issaquah 4; Auburn 3.5; Jefferson 2; Auburn Riverside 2.

In Class 3A, Shorecrest, which had won the Northwest District Championship a week earlier tied for 21st. 

Team scores — Mercer Island 396, Bellevue 188, Lakeside 171, Mount Rainier 170, Bainbridge 165, Peninsula 145, Seattle Prep 113, O'Dea 110, Capital 108, Liberty 89, Hazen 73, Eastside Catholic 58, Camas 55, Hanford 52, Kennedy Catholic 52, Lakes 48, Port Angeles 44, Mount Si 35, Renton 26, West Valley (Yakima) 25, Hudson's Bay 24, Shorecrest 24, North Thurston 22, Highline 22, Olympic 21, Sumner 19, Timberline 15, Union 13, Enumclaw 13, Everett 7, Ferndale 4, West Seattle 4, Auburn Mountainview 2, Juanita 1.

Shorewood will join Shorecrest in the 3A classification next year.

Photo courtesy of Shoreline School District


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