Finals for three championship meets are Saturday in Federal Way
The Columbia River boys swimming team is looking for its best finish in program history when the Chieftains compete in Federal Way this weekend.
Columbia River is sending seven swimmers who are competing in 13 individual events, and the Chieftains have entries in all three relay teams.
Plus, there are four events that have the Chieftains seeded first.
Josh Bottelberghe is the top seed in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 breaststroke. Teammate Rob Mead is No. 1 in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.
Two of River’s relay teams also are seeded in the top three.
Isaiah Ross of Washougal is the No. 2 seed in the 100 butterfly. Joe Dodd of Hockinson is seeded fourth in the fly.
The WIAA’s state swimming and diving championships are Friday and Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center. All classifications have preliminary races Friday, and the finals are set for Saturday.
Camas has high expectations in the Class 4A meet. The Papermakers are the top seed in 200 freestyle relay. Mark Kim is No. 2 going into the 200 freestyle and No. 3 in the 500 freestyle. Eric Wu is No. 2 in the 200 individual medley and No. 3 in the 100 butterfly. And Jaden Kim is No. 2 in the 100 butterfly.
Camas leads the Clark County teams at the 4A meet with seven individuals at state.
Mountain View has five individuals in the 3A meet. Evergreen’s Ilia Zablotoviskii is the fourth seed in the 100 backstroke.
Here is the list of the 31 individual entries from Clark County as well as any relay teams:
Marcello Lombardi: 50 freestyle
Sam Anderson: 50 freestyle
Alex Curran: 100 backstroke
Relay teams: 200 medley; 200 freestyle
Mark Kim: 200 freestyle (No. 2 seed); 500 freestyle (No. 3 seed)
Finn McClone: 200 freestyle; 100 backstroke
Eric Wu: 200 individual medley (No. 2 seed); 100 butterfly (No. 3 seed)
David Peddie: 200 individual medley
Christopher Xia: 50 freestyle; 100 freestyle
Jaden Kim: 100 butterfly (No. 2 seed)
Austin Fogel: 500 freestyle
Relay teams: 200 medley; 200 freestyle (No. 1 seed); 400 freestyle (No. 3 seed)
Nick Wahlman: 200 individual medley; 100 breaststroke
Pierce Ammentorp: 50 freestyle; 100 freestyle
Tony Kajino: 100 backstroke
Val Tikhomirov: 100 breaststroke
Relay teams: 200 medley; 400 freestyle
Ilia Zablotoviskii: 200 freestyle; 100 backstroke (No. 4 seed)
Christian Madden: 200 freestyle; 500 freestyle
Tenzin Zingkha: 200 individual medley
Fred Grimshaw: 50 freestyle; 100 freestyle
Jacob McCarthy: 100 butterfly
Jeremiah Fassler: 500 freestyle
Relay teams: 200 medley; 200 freestyle; 400 freestyle
Josh Bottelberghe: 200 freestyle (No. 1 seed); 100 breastroke (No. 1 seed).
Sam Walker: 200 freestyle; 500 freestyle
Elijah Parish: 200 individual medley; 100 butterfly
Simon Parish: 200 individual medley; 100 backstroke
Rob Mead: 100 freestyle (No. 1 seed); 100 backstroke (No. 1 seed)
Ben Phelps: 100 freestyle
Daniel Ishchuk: 500 freestyle; 100 backstroke
Relay teams: 200 medley (No. 3 seed); 200 freestyle (No. 2 seed); 400 freestyle
Joe Dodd: 50 freestyle; 100 butterfly (No. 4 seed)
Evan Oja: 100 freestyle; 100 backstroke
Relay team: 200 freestyle
Daniel Brown: 50 freestyle; 100 butterfly
Isaiah Ross: 100 butterfly (No. 2 seed)