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Swimming: Astoria boys second at Tillamook

The Daily Astorian

Published on December 5, 2017 12:00AM

Last changed on December 7, 2017 10:41AM

TILLAMOOK — The Astoria boys swim team finished first among Cowapa League teams and second overall Saturday, at the Tillamook Invitational.

Newport took first in the team standings with 397 points, followed by Astoria (226) and Taft (215), in an eight-team field that included Scappoose, Valley Catholic, Seaside (seventh) and Tillamook.

The Astoria girls placed third behind Tillamook and Newport.

The Astoria boys highlighted their meet by taking second in the 200-yard freestyle relay, as Cole Beeson, Thayne Covert, Elias Simmons and Ryder Dopp teamed up to finish in 1 minute, 41.74 seconds, behind Newport.

Elsewhere, Davis Wingard placed third in the 100-yard breaststroke, ahead of teammate Aleks Matthews.

Seaside’s Josh Shipley placed first in the 200-yard individual medley (2:18.60), and also won the 100-yard freestyle in 53.75, almost four seconds ahead of Dopp.

On the girls’ side, Astoria’s Jazzy King, a transfer from Roseburg, had the highest individual finish for the Lady Fishermen, placing second in the 50-yard freestyle (28.0) out of 66 entries.

In the relays, the Astoria girls (freshmen Tori Smith and Grace Peeler, and seniors Megan Schacher and King) took second in 200-yard freestyle (1:57.51) and third in 200-yard medley.

Smith added third-place finishes in the individual medley and 100-yard butterfly; and Peeler was third in the breaststroke.

Astoria will host its annual Andrew Nygaard Invitational Saturday at the Astoria Aquatic Center.


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