February 21, 2009
Congratulations to the all the BCST boys who represented their respective high school teams at the Boys’ State Champs!! A quick look indicated our boys competed for 9 different high schools. Twenty-eight BC swimmers participated in this year’s meet.
Both the 3-A and 4-A meets were highly competitive with nearly every event winner achieving a H.S. Automatic All-American (Auto A-A) standard or Consideration H.S. All-American.
Bellevue Club swimmers achieving individual state titles were:
Ethan Hallowell: 50 Free 20.58 Auto A-A 3-A Meet
100 Free 45.26 Auto A-A 3-A Meet
Murray Longbotham 100 Fly 50.82 Auto A-A 3-A Meet
Great swimming wasn’t limited to the event winners! Personal bests and great times were attained throughout the competition.
The following swimmers, while not achieving a first place finish completed their events with terrific times, achieving Automatic HS All-American (Auto-AA) times or Consideration HS All-American (Cons A-A).
· Murray Longbotham 200 Free 2nd Pl 1:40.38 Auto A-A
· Ian Fisk 100 Free 2nd Pl 46.23 Cons A-A
· Kyle Komlodi 100 Back 2nd Pl 52.78 Cons A-A
BC swimmers placing in the State finals were:
· 4-A Meet
o Dylan Portelance 15th 200 Free, Mark Molnar 3rd 50 Free & 2nd 100 Free, Sebastian Bury 11th 100 Free, Kyle Komlodi 7th 100 Fly & 2nd 100 Back, Alex Palumbo 14th 500 Free, Jack Taylor 11th 100 Back.
· 3-A Meet
o Murray Longbotham 2nd 200 Free & 1st 100 Fly, Kyle Schaeffer 3rd 200 Free & 4th 100 Fly, Andrew Mooers 6th 200 Free & 7th 100 Free, Chris Picardo 7th 200 Free & 10th 500 Free, Eric Benca 11th 200 Free & 6th 100 Back, Taylor Seidel 5th 200 IM & 5th 100 Fly, Andy Wingerson 7th 200 IM & 3rd 100 Breast, Jim Deiparine 10th 200 IM & 2nd 100 Breast, Ethan Hallowell 1st 50 Free & 1st 100 Free, Ian Fisk 5th 50 Free & 2nd 100 Free, Duncan Howard 13th 50 Free, Nate Gockel 13th 100 Free & 5th 100 Back, Erik Stadius 9th 100 Back, Quinn Markwith 11th 100 Back, Michael Bower 15th 500 Free, Matthew Wiens 7th 500 Free, Geoffrey Stokes 4th 100 Breast