District champs lead four squads to state meet | Prep swim and dive news
February 12, 2013 · 10:57 AM
Bellevue finished second in the team scoring at the Sea-King District swim and dive meet and will take a sizable contingent to King County Aquatic Center for this weekend's state championships.
The Wolverines won the 200 medley relay with Michael Stanchi, Morgan Civil, James Doucette and Matt Williams, breaking the meet record with a time of one minute, 37.95 seconds.
That mark was also good enough to earn the top seed time at state, a distinction the team also earned in the 400 free relay. Bellevue will be seeded third in the 200 free relay.
Stanchi will also swim the 500 free and 100 backstroke, Morgan will be in the field for the 200 free and 100 free, Williams is seeded second in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free and Doucette is slated to compete in the 50 free and 100 fly.
Todd McCarthy won the 100 backstroke for Bellevue at districts with a meet record time and will also swim in the 200 free.
Daniel Prang and Marco Stanchi round out the field for the Wolverines.
Interlake's Joe and Michael Lorr are set to compete in the 100 free and 50 free and 100 breast respectively. The Saints also have a team in the 200 medley relay.
Jeffery Li will be in the 200 IM and 100 breast, Alex Lorenz will swim the 100 fly, Noah Davis is in the 500 free and Albert Furlong is in the 100 back.
Newport's Benton Allen won the 200 free for the Knights at districts and owns the fourth seed time at state. Allen will also swim the 500 free.
James Campbell (200 free), Andrew Pana (200 IM, 500 free), Dave Markhervaks (200 IM, 100 back) and Aaron Elhajj (200 IM) are also scheduled for individual events. Newport also has a team in the 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay, where they are seeded second after a district championship in the event.
At the 2A meet, Sammamish will bring Jacob Tower (50 free), Aaron Swanson (diving), Conrad Karwal (100 fly, 100 back) and Tyler Spencer (100 fly, 500 free) to KCAC.
The meet begins on Friday at 8 a.m. with the 2A preliminary rounds. 3A competition starts at 2:30 and 4A is scheduled to begin at 6:15 before the finals on Saturday.