Bellevue's McCarthy takes title in 200 free | Prep swim and dive news

Interlake's Jeffrey Li swims during the 3A meet.
— image credit: Josh Suman, Bellevue Reporter

Todd McCarthy earned an All-American Consideration time of one minute, 41.02 seconds in the 200 freestyle to win the state championship in the event. Teammate Daniel Prang was second in the B final in 1:48.49. McCarthy also earned an All-American time in the 100 back, finishing in second place in that event as well.

Bellevue's team of Michael Stanchi, Morgan Ciliv, James Doucette and Matt Williams finished just hundredths of a second off the pace in the 200 medley relay in one minute, 36.62 seconds.

Morgan finished third in the finals of the 100 breast and won the B final in the 200 IM in 1:58.11 and Williams was only one-tenth of a second from a state title in the 50 free, finishing second just behind O'Dea's Grant Neil. George French was fifth in the B final. Williams also swam in the finals of the 100 free, finishing fourth.

Doucette finished in eighth in the 100 fly and Stanchi was second in the 500 free in an All-American Consideration time of 4:43.96.

French, Prang, Doucette and McCarthy finished sixth in the 200 free relay.

The Wolverines ended the meet with another second place relay finish, earning an All-American time of 3:09.64 in the 400 free relay, just behind Mercer Island.

Bellevue finished third in the team scoring, behind the Islanders and defending 3A champion Lakeside.

Newport's Dave Makhervaks, George Done, Ian Weiss and Matthew Patterson were second in the B final. Benton Allen finished fourth in the 200 free in 1:45.11, more than a second faster than his preliminary time. Makhervaks earned his best finish of the day in the 100 back, where he was fourth in a time of 53.25. He and Andrew Pana both swam the B final of the 200 IM for the Knights.

Newport had three make the A final in the 500 free, with Benton Allen finishing fifth, just in front of Aaron Elhajj. Pana was eighth in the event. Allen, Patterson, Weiss and Elhajj teamed to finish fifth in the 200 free relay.

Interlake was back at the 3A state meet for the first time since 2007-08 after spending the past four years in Class 2A.

Michael Lorr was fourth in the B final of the 50 free and teamed with Albert Furlong, Alex Lorenz and Jeffrey Li in the 200 medley relay, where the Saints finished fourth.

Furlong made the B final in the 100 back and Li did the same in the 100 breast. Austin Rockwell, Noah Davis, Michael Lorr and his brother Joe won the B final of the 400 free relay to help Interlake to a 19th place team finish.

Jacob Tower was fifth in the 50 free for Sammamish at the 2A meet and Conrad Karwal earned a fourth place finish in the 100 fly and was sixth in the 100 back. Tyler Spencer was second in the B final of the 100 free and also swam in the 500 free.

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