The Oak Harbor High School swim and dive team begins Thursday’s meet with a group cheer. (Photo by John Fisken)

The Oak Harbor High School swim and dive team begins Thursday’s meet with a group cheer. (Photo by John Fisken)

Seagulls slip by Wildcats / Swim and dive

The Everett High School swim and dive team picked up enough first places to overcome Oak Harbor’s superior depth in the Seagulls’ 92-84 win over the Wildcats Thursday, Dec. 19, at John Vanderzicht Pool.

Oak Harbor earned five more scoring places than Everett, but the Seagulls won nine of the 12 events to seal the victory.

The Wildcats collected three firsts; Micah Franklin, 200-meter individual medley (2:36.92); Jordan Fay, diving (163.95) and the 200 medley relay team (Lawrence Zapanta, Ridgely Briddell, Franklin, Chandler Landolt; 2:15.39).

Oak Harbor (0-3) hosts Marysville Getchell (1-1) and Marysville-Pilchuck (1-1) at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.

Other Oak Harbor results with Everett

Second: Zapanta, 200 IM, 2:53.32; 100 breaststroke, 1:19.92; John Blankman, diving, 151.35; Franklin, 100 butterfly, 1:09.64; Austin Galleta, 100 backstroke, 1:30.7; 200 freestyle relay (Franklin, Zapanta, Briddell, Landolt), 2:00.71; 400 free relay (Samuel Noel, Charles Brooks, Jake Mitten, Caden Leckelt), 5:39.07.

Third: Landolt, 50 free, 32.33; Briddell, 100 fly, 1:13.4; 100 breast, 1:31.69; Tyeson Neal, 100 free, 1:15.35; 100 back, 1:48.53; 200 medley relay (Kyle Huang, Riley Williamson, Blankman, Leckelt), 2:32.88; 400 free relay (Jacob Swanson, Neal, Salvador Sanchez, Williamson), 5:43.17.

Fourth: Galleta, 200 free, 3:00.3; Tyler Mattson, 50 free, 32.82; Mitten, 100 free, 1:17.75; Andrew Lof, 400 free, 6:39.68; 200 free relay (Neal, Blankman, Huang, Aiden Golden), 2:20.45; 400 free relay (Mattson, Ralph Ramier, Gage Powers, Elias Thompson), 5:45.7.

Fifth: Lof, 200 free, 3:05.47; Blankman, 50 free, 32.86; Landolt, 100 free, 1:17.78; 200 free relay (Brooks, Mattson, Noel, Swanson), 2:25.53.

Ridgely Briddell.(Photo by John Fisken)

Ridgely Briddell. (Photo by John Fisken)

Micah Franklin.(Photo by John Fisken)

Micah Franklin. (Photo by John Fisken)

Austin Galleta.(Photo by John Fisken)

Austin Galleta. (Photo by John Fisken)

Sam Noel.(Photo by John Fisken)

Sam Noel. (Photo by John Fisken)

Jacob Swanson.(Photo by John Fisken)

Jacob Swanson. (Photo by John Fisken)

Riley Williamson.(Photo by John Fisken)

Riley Williamson. (Photo by John Fisken)

Lawrence Zapanta.(Photo by John Fisken)

Lawrence Zapanta. (Photo by John Fisken)

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