Oak Harbor divers qualify for state / Swim and dive

Divers John Blankman and Jordan Fay will represent Oak Harbor High School at the 3A state swim and dive meet Feb. 21 and 22 at Federal Way’s King County Aquatics Center.

The top four finishers in each event at the District 1 meet Feb. 12, 14 and 15 at the Snohomish Aquatic Center advanced to state. Those who met state-qualifying marks also earned state berths.

Blankman, a sophomore, and Fay, a freshman, finished sixth and seventh but surpassed the state-qualifying standard of 315. Blankman, who also met the state qualifying mark earlier this season, posted a 316.7. Fay squeaked in with a 315.7.

As a team, Oak Harbor placed eighth out of 13 schools at district with 89 points. Shorecrest won with 430.

Senior Micah Franklin posted the best individual finish for Wildcat swimmers, taking eighth in both the 200-yard individual medley (2:21.07) and 100 butterfly (1:00.2).

Junior Lawrence Zapanta took 11th in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.27).

Sophomore Chandler Landolt, Zapanta, Franklin and junior Caden Leckelt were seventh in the 200 medley relay.

Sophomore Aiden Golden and juniors Tyler Mattson, Leckelt and Jake Mitten nabbed 11th in the 200 free relay (1:5.59).

Other Oak Harbor results at district

Austin Galletta, 26th, 200 freestyle, 2:49.87.

Kyle Guevera, 29th, 200 freestyle, 3:18.47.

Zapanta, 17th, 200 IM,2:29.27.

Kyle Huang, 200 IM, 2:52.63.

Blankman, 32nd, 50 freestyle, 28.15.

Cameron Hoppock, 21st, 100 butterfly, 1:09.8.

Neal Tyson, 32nd, 100 freestyle, 1:07.41.

Austin Hoppock, 23rd, 500 freestyle, 7:01.86.

Andrew Lof, 25th, 500 freestyle, 7:29.77.

Landolt, 100 back, 1:08.68.

Elias Thompson, 27th, 100 breaststroke, 1:21.15.

200 free relay,12th (Golden, Mattson, Leckelt, Mitten), 1:51.93.

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