Ready or not, the stretch run of the 2007-08 swim season is just about here. And swimmers for both Astoria and Seaside appear to be on the "ready" side.

The Fishermen and Gulls met at the Astoria Aquatics Center for this year's Clatsop Splash, which ended with a split in the team standings.

The Seaside girls snapped a long dual meet win streak for the Fishermen, as the Gulls topped Astoria 95-75.

Meanwhile, the Astoria boys took advantage of their large numbers to post a 105-61 win over Seaside.

Times for both teams are looking much more "postseason like," with at least two school records going down for Astoria.

Bridget Nurding's 26.42-second, 50-yard leg in the 200-yard freestyle relay set a school mark, as did her 2:25.75 in the 200-yard individual medley. Nurding rounded out her day with a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle (see times in Scoreboard).

The Gulls picked up the team win thanks in part to a pair of victories for freshman Carlie Gilligan, who won the 50-yard freestyle (27.36) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:12.54).

Other wins came from Stephanie Hanthorn (200-yard freestyle), Simone Giess (100-yard butterfly) and the 400-yard freestyle relay team.

Clara Weidman (500-yard freestyle) and Hannah Whisler (100-yard backstroke, PR 1:11.09) had wins for Astoria. Meredith Barnes took second in the 50 free with a PR 27.58.

The Astoria boys won all but two events, which included two wins for Eddie Duret in the butterfly (PR 1:03.90) and backstroke (1:06.10).

Daniel Perry added a win (and a PR 1:16.48) in the breaststroke; Jon Sprouse won the 200 freestyle; Dustin Manley took first in the 50 freestyle; and Nick Agalzoff swam his way to a win in the 500 free (PR 6:03.48).

Astoria takes part in The Dalles Invitational Saturday.


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