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Posted on Aug 7, 2017

Swim team finishes third in championship meet

The Quincy Swim Team closed out its 2017 season with a strong showing at the championship meet, finishing in third place.
The meet, hosted by Wenatchee at the Wenatchee City Pool, saw the Quincy squad collect its fair share of good finishes, with 10 of the 23 Quincy swimmers dropping times in all three of their events.
Four more swimmers cut 10 seconds or more on all three of their events.
Gates Petersen was the Quincy team’s lone high-point winner, in the 17-18- year-old boys’ category.
Petersen finished first in the 50m freestyle with 23.54 seconds, first in the individual medley with 1:04.92 minutes and first in the 100m freestyle with 54 seconds flat.
Randy Hodges finished second among 17-18- year-olds in the 50m freestyle and the 50m backstroke. He also earned a first place in the 50m breaststroke with 35.14 seconds.
Brendan VanDiest finished third in the 50m freestyle and second in the 50m breaststroke with 35.59 seconds and the 50m butterfly with 31.99 seconds. VanDiest competed among 17- to 18-year- olds.
Gabriel Watley finished second among 8-year- olds in the 25m breaststroke and the 100m individual medley. He finished first in the 50m freestyle with 51.46 seconds.
Atalee Gregg finished third in the 50m breaststroke among 14-year- olds, second in the freestyle and first in the 50m butterfly with a time of 32.61 seconds.
Isaic Gregg finished first in the 25m backstroke among 7-year- olds with a time of 28.75 seconds. He also finished third with a time or 25.31 seconds in the 25m freestyle.
Stone Musson finished first in the 50m butterfly among 10-year- olds with a time of 51.97 seconds and third in the 100m individual medley with a time of 1:50.76 minutes.
Benat Escure finished third in the 25m freestyle among 6-year- olds and under, and first in the 25m backstroke with a time of 35.84 seconds.
Timothy Bensch finished third in the 50m breaststroke among 14-year- olds, second in the 50m butterfly and first in the 100m medley with a time of 1:30.53 minutes.
Hannah Bensch finished third in the 100m individual relay among 15-16 year-olds with a time of 1:45.69 minutes. She also finished second in the 50m breaststroke with 43.11 seconds.
Chloe Medina finished second in the 100m freestyle among 9-year- olds with a time of 1:46.30 minutes, and second in the 100m individual medley with a time of 2:09.27 minutes.
Taggart Hodges finished third in the 50m backstroke among 15-16 year-olds with a time of 34.54 seconds. Maren Musson finished third in the 50m freestyle among 10-year- olds with a time of 42.83 seconds. Reese Nieuwenhuis finished second in the 50m breaststroke among 12-year- olds with a time of 42.25 seconds. Reid Thomsen finished third in the 100m individual medley among 13-year- olds with a time of 1:34.23 minutes.
In relays, the foursome of Petersen, Hodges, VanDiest and Taggart Hodges finished first in the 200m free relay, with a time of 1:43.38 minutes.
The same foursome finished second in the 200m medley relay among 18-year- olds and under, with a time of 2:04.70 minutes.
The foursome of Gregg, Hannah Bensch, Maren Musson and Reese Nieuwenhuis finished third in the 200m free relay among 18-year- olds and under with a time of 2:32.06 minutes. They also finished third in the 200m medley relay with 2:27.62 minutes.
The foursome of Watley, Escure, Lev Roseburg and Isaic Gregg finished third in the 100m free relay among 8-year- olds and younger with 2:08.69 minutes.
First place among teams went to Cashmere, with a quality score of 4.749. Second place went to Leavenworth with a quality score of 3.835. Third place went to Quincy with a quality score of 3.754.
Fourth place went to Ephrata with a quality score of 3.194. Fifth place went to Wenatchee’s WRAC team, with a quality score of 2.482 and sixth place went to Waterville, with a quality score of 2.453.
The Quincy team’s third place shines when considering the number of swimmers competing. Quincy’s 23 swimmers were the fewest of the championship meet. Cashmere had 70, Leavenworth had 89, Ephrata had 46, WRAC had 51 and Waterville had 29.

By Sebastian Moraga, qvprsports@gmail.com

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