Oak Harbor swim team swamps Jackson
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
December 8, 2009 · Updated 10:50 AM
The Oak Harbor swim and dive team picked up nine firsts and nine seconds out of 12 events to overwhelm visiting Jackson 121-59 Monday at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool.
Junior Yale Rosen led the winning parade with two individual and two relay victories.
Rosen won the 50 meter freestyle (27.02) and 100 breaststroke (1:14.24); teamed with Josh Jepsen, Jacob Jepsen and Price Hu to win the 200 medley relay (1:48.6); and joined the Jepsens and Matt Bolte to take the 200 free relay (1:47.66).
Junior Devin Schell won the 200 free (2:13.43) and 400 free (4:54.32), and he was second with Hu, Brandon Vagt and Bolte in the 400 free relay.
Along with his their relay wins, freshman Josh Jepsen won the 100 free (1:00.38) and placed second in the 50 free (27.24), and sophomore Jacob Jepsen took second in the 100 backstroke (1:06.91).
Junior Hu also won the one-meter diving event (135.45) and was second in the 200 individual medley (2:20.53).
Junior Vagt captured the 100 butterfly (1:07.12) and was second in the 100 breast (1:20.63).
Senior Bolte got individual seconds in the 200 free (2:17.47) and 100 butterfly (1:09.87).
Sophomore Matt Reith was second in diving (86.25), and freshman Cole Weinstein second in the 400 free (4:57.27).
Oak Harbor coach Amy Nurvic said after the meet that she hadn't looked closely at the times yet to see if any individuals set personal bests, but she was pleased: "We had a good meet."
The Wildcats, now 2-0, travel to Lynnwood Wednesday, Dec. 9, to take on the Royals and Meadowdale in a double-dual meet. Monday, Dec. 14, Oak Harbor returns home for a 6 p.m. meet with Glacier Peak and Snohomish.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.