Wildcats finish 2nd in 5-team meet / Swim and dive

Oak Harbor High School finished second to Cascade in a five-team swim and dive meet at Bellingham’s Arne Hanna Aquatic Center Tuesday, Jan. 16.

The two Western Conference schools dominated the meet over three Northwest League teams. Cascade rolled up 572 points, followed by Oak Harbor (474), Squalicum (343), Bellingham (308) and Ferndale (42).

The meet also served as a head-to-head matchup between Cascade (2-5) and Oak Harbor (1-6), and the Bruins won 115-68.

The best finishes for the Wildcats in the five-team meet were a trio of second places.

Micah Franklin took second in the 100-yard backstroke (1:12.79) and joined Matt Kolden, Lawrence Zapanta and Rylan Quiros on the second-place 200 medley relay team (2:01.48).

Garrett Karney, Aaron Martinez, Pablo Closson and Kolden were second in the 400 freestyle relay (4:26.94).

Oak Harbor goes to Marysville-Pilchuck High School to face the Tomahawks (0-8) and Marysville Getchell (1-8) at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Cascade 115, Oak Harbor 68

The Wildcats won three events against the Bruins, and Zapanta took part in all.

He won the 200 individual medley (2:30.43), 100 breaststroke (1:18.43) and the 200 medley relay with Kolden, Franklin and Quiros (2:01.48).

Seconds: Franklin, 100 butterfly, 1:06.45; 100 back, 1:12.79; Karney, 500 free, 6:30.88; 200 free relay (Franklin, Quiros, Zapanta, Martinez), 1:47.18; 400 free relay (Karney, Martinez, Closson, Kolden), 4:26.94.

Third: Karney, 200 IM, 2:53.85; Quiros, 50 free, 26.01; 100 breast, 1:20.86; Martinez, 100 free, 1:00.6; Closson, 500 free, 7:24.16; Kolden, 100 back, 1:15.26.

Fourth: Martinez, 200 free, 2:17.15; Kolden, 50 free, 27.78; Kyto Morrow, diving, 117.15; 200 medley relay (Kyle Torres, Morrow, Karney, Riley Williamson), 2:32.55; 400 free relay (Yuji Caballero, Torres, Clifford Hartley, Claude Thrailkill), 5:01.21.

Fifth: Hartley, 50 free, 29.39; 100 free, 1:08.95; Thrailkill, diving, 88.85; 200 medley relay (Austin Galleta, John Francisco, Closson, Samuel Noel), 2:38.55; 200 free relay (Caballero, Francisco, Hartley, Torres), 2:06.84.

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