Swimming: Wanots, Clare snare district championships

The Todd Beamer boys swim and dive team continued its impressive season with a runner-up finish at Saturday's West Central District Meet.

The Gig Harbor Tides captured their second consecutive district title and third in four years by totaling 211.5 points. Beamer was second with 164.5, followed by Wilson (148). Decatur ended up eighth and Jefferson finished 20th overall.

The Titans' were led by the swims of Bart Wanot and Shane Clare, as well as the diving of Ludomir Wanot. The threesome won a total of four individual titles at the district meet, including two by Bart Wanot.

"I am really proud of our swim and dive team this year," said Beamer head coach Sue Bergman. "The boys have worked hard to achieve their goals and are making personal strides toward obtaining a best season record for Beamer."

Beamer's second-place finish came a year after the Titans finished seventh at the district championships. The 2010 Class 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships will run Feb. 19-20 at the King County Aquatic Center.

Bart Wanot was involved in the most exciting race at the Rogers High pool. Wanot and Gig Horbor's Tyler Kaslik touched the wall in a tie of the 50-yard freestyle at 21.86 seconds.

Wanot had an easier time in the 100 backstroke. The Beamer junior outdistanced Gig Harbor's Dakota Moist, winning by over two seconds in a 52.53.

Clare also outclassed the competition in winning the 200 individual medley. Clare finished in 1:58.85, well ahead of South Kitsap's Brandon Davis (2:02.84). Clare also finished third in the 100 buttefly (55.14).

Ludomir Wanot won the 1-meter diving event, which was held Friday at Foss High School, after totaling 373.85 points.

The Titans also had solid third-place performances in the three relays Saturday.

West-Central 4A District Championships

At Rogers High School (Saturday)

Team Scores: Gig Harbor 211.5; Todd Beamer 164.5; Wilson 148; Central Kitsap 125; Stadium 125; South Kitsap 112; Curtis 99; Decatur 75; Kentridge 55; Kentlake 45; Auburn Riverside 35; Rogers 35; Tahoma 26; Puyallup 20; Kentwood 18; Emerald Ridge 18; Olympia 13; Mount Tahoma 13; Lincoln 13; Thomas Jefferson 12; Shelton 12; Auburn 11; Kent Meridian 7; Henry Foss 2.

200 medley relay: Wilson (Woods, Hill, Viehmann, Kaija) 1:40.72; Central Kitsap (Soria, Weiner, Torres, Hirata) 1:41.16; Todd Beamer (Wanot, Clare, Um, Feigert) 1:41.39.

200 free: D'Voreaux Cann (STA) 1:44.00; Spencer Neff (GH) 1:44.25; Brendon Weiner (CK) 1:47.31.

200 IM: Shane Clare (TB) 1:58.85; Brandon Dravis (SK) 2:02.84; Dakota Moist (GH) 2:03.82.

50 free: Tyler Kaslik (GH) 21.86; Bart Wanot (TB) 21.86; Zach Kaija (WIL) 22.27.

100 fly: D'Voreaux Cann (STA) 51.40; Brendon Weiner (CK) 55.07; Shane Clare (TB) 55.14.

100 free: Tyler Kaslik (GH) 48.05; Taylor Rousel (SK) 49.28; Will Frame (GH) 49.46.

500 free: Spencer Neff (GH) 4:54.51; Evan Indahl (GH) 4:56.41; Andrew Lackman (STA) 5:00.86

200 free relay: Gig Harbor (Kaslik, McMenimen, Frame, Neff) 1:29.92; Central Kitsap (Soria, Weiner, Torres, Hirata) 1:32.27; Todd Beamer (McKenzie, Um, Wanot, Feigert) 1:32.94.

100 back: Bart Wanot (TB) 52.53; Dakota Moist (GH) 54.81; Jason Soria (CK) 55:58.

100 breast: Zach Kaija (WIL) 1:00.61; Drew Viehmann (WIL) 1:00.77; Jeremy Torres (CK) 1:01.98.

400 free relay: Gig Harbor (Kaslik, Moist, McMenimen, Neff) 3:17.74; Stadium (Cann, Desteunder, Rysemus, Lackman) 3:20.11; Todd Beamer (Clare, McKenzie, Chase, Wanot) 3:21.11.

Diving: Ludomir Wanot (TB) 374.85; Rose (SK) 343.50; Lane (R) 297.30; Drui (KR) 297.05; Watermann (SK) 285.10; Sherman (L) 278.45; Johnson (AR) 275.95; Hardwick (W) 270.85; Roberts (L) 269.95; Price (T) 260.35.

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