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Boys Swimming : Beamer's Clare, Wanot claim state titles, Titans finish fourth

Beamer junior Bart Wanot starts the 50-yard freestyle during the Class 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships at the King County Aquatic Center. Wanot won the 100 backstroke title and finished second in the 50 free.  - Casey Olson/The Mirror
Beamer junior Bart Wanot starts the 50-yard freestyle during the Class 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships at the King County Aquatic Center. Wanot won the 100 backstroke title and finished second in the 50 free.
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Todd Beamer High School's Shane Clare saved his best individual performance for last.

The senior cruised to a victory in the 200-yard individual medley Saturday night inside the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way at the Class 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships.

Clare's swim, along with an anticipated state title by junior Bart Wanot in the 100 backstroke, helped the Titans finish in fourth place in the team standings, the highest ever for the school. Shorewood won the state title with 194 points, followed by Gig Harbor (179) and Inglemoor (173). Beamer finished with 171 points.

Clare swam the race of his life in the 200 individual medley final. The Beamer senior cut nearly a second and a half off his preliminary time during Saturday night.

Clare qualified fourth during Friday's preliminary rounds with a 1:57.85. Richland's Tyler Pickett (1:57.40) was the top qualifier and was followed by Garfield's Andrew Nemeth (1:57.48) and Stanwood's Matt Roe (1:57.73).

But the final was a different story. Clare dominated the field from start in the four-stroke race.

The senior swam the fastest butterfly and backstroke legs in the eight-man field to take a nearly 1 second lead over Nemeth entering the breaststroke leg, the weakest of the four strokes for Clare.

The breaststroke is where Nemeth excels and the Garfield junior pulled to nearly a dead heat with Clare entering the fourth and final freestyle leg. And that's where Clare turned on the jets, swimming the last 50 yards in 26.87, compared to Nemeth's 28.33. Shorewood's Thor Stenfjord actually moved in front of Nemeth to claim the silver medal in the race.

Wanot's state title in the 100 backstroke was more than expected. The junior had the fastest time in the state for the entire season and was on a quest to set a Washington record inside the Aquatic Center.

The state record (48.59) was set by Wilson's Evan Martinec at the 2000 state meet. But Wanot finished Saturday night's final in an automatic All-American time of 50.96. Snohomish junior Bryan Harvey was second in 51.80.

This was Wanot's first season on the Titan swim team. During his first two years of high school, Wanot concentrated on swimming with him club team, King Aquatic.

Wanot was also hoping to win another individual state title Saturday, but came up short in the 50 free. He finished in second place behind Snohomish's Garren Reichel after having the fastest qualifying time. Reichel ended up with a 20.91 in the final, compared to Wanot's 21.22.

Clare and Wanot also helped the Titans score points in a pair of relays. Beamer finished second in the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:38.97 and fourth in the 400 free relay (3:17.62). The medley relay team also included Cole Um and Jade Feigert and the free relay team was made up of Wanot, Dylan Chase, Costner McKenzie and Clare.

Ludomir Wanot also had a solid state tournament weekend in Federal Way. The Beamer senior finished up in third place in the 1-meter diving competition with 361.70 points. Shorewood sophomore Eddie Young won the event with 404.50.

State notes:

• Decatur's Tanner Brotherton finished 11th in the 50 free in a time of 22.40 and fellow Gator Noah Johnson was 17th in 22.76.

• Beamer's Cole Um was 10th in the 100 butterfly in a time of 55.20 and ninth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.31.

• Thomas Jefferson junior Jordan Gaspay was 15th in the breaststroke in 1:02.92 and Beamer's Jade Feigert was 23rd in 1:03.67.

Class 4A Boys swimming

** automatic All-America, * All-America consideration

At King County Aquatic Center

Team scores — Shorewood 194; Gig Harbor 179; Inglemoor 173; Beamer 171; Richland 138; Garfield 131; Kamiak 130.5; Snohomish 101; Wilson 100; Marysville 100; South Kitsap 98; Central Kitsap 86; Stadium 83; Lake Stevens 69.5; Stanwood 62; Oak Harbor 54; Newport 44; Wenatchee 43; Eisenhower 37; Decatur 31; Evergreen (Vancouver) 29; Eastmount 28; Kentlake 28; Mountain View 26; Jackson 24; Cascade 19; Roosevelt 15; Olympia 14.5; Moses Lake 13; Eastlake 12; Skyline 10; Kentwood 9; Redmond 9; Woodinville 7; Kent Meridian 7; Curtis 6; Lincoln 5; Issaquah 4; Auburn 3.5; Jefferson 2; Auburn Riverside 2; Tahoma 2 Rogers 2.

FINALS

200 medley relay — 1, Shorewood (Thor Stenfjord, Mackey Hopen, Marcus Gill, Colin Bell) 1:38.20*; 2, Beamer (Bart Wanot, Cole Um, Shane Clare, Jade Feigert) 1:38.97; 3, Inglemoor (Craig Olynyk, Jonas Friederich, Kyle Komlodi, Michael Postetter) 1:40.43; 4, Marysville (Oliver Durand, Spencer Girard, Josh Estella, Brandon Caldwell) 1:40.78; 5, Wilson (Chris Woods, Drew Viehmann, Mason Hill, Zach Kaija) 1:41.39; 6, Oak Harbor (Jacob Jepsen, Yale Rosen, Brandon Vagt, Matt Bolte) 1:42.04; 7, Kamiak (Chris Choi, Liam Sosinsky, Greg Turner, Kris Bratvold) 1:42.14.

200 free — 1, Ian Wheeler, Eisenhower, 1:40.14**; 2, D'Voreaux Cann, Stadium, 1:41.78*; 3, Reid Walker, Garfield, 1:42.74*; 4, Spencer Neff, Gig Harbor, 1:42.79*; 5, Oliver Durand, Marysville, 1:43.27; 6, Joseph Plascencia, Evergreen (Vancouver), 1:44.35; 7, Brendan Weiner, Central Kitsap, 1:46.12; 8, Nathan Weinman, Richland, 1:46.28.

200 IM — 1, Shane Clare, Beamer, 1:55.54*; 2, Thor Stenfjord, Shorewood, 1:56.04; 3, Andrew Nemeth, Garfield, 1:56.76; 4, Matt Roe, Stanwood, 1:56.88; 5, Tyler Pickett, Richland, 1:58.05; 6, Brandon Dravis, South Kitsap, 1:58.67; 7, Nick Win, Jackson, 1:59.91; 8, Dakota Moist, Gig Harbor, 2:00.13.

50 free — 1, Garren Riechel, Snohomish, 20.91**; 2, Bart Wanot, Beamer, 21.22*; 3, Mackey Hopen, Shorewood, 21.44*; 4, Tyler Kaslik, Gig Harbor, 21.93; 5, Taylor Rousell, South Kitsap, 21.96; 6, Zach Kaija, Wilson, 22.21; 7, Dillo Schriver, Eastmont, 22.28; 8, Kris Bratvold, Kamiak, 22.30.

Diving — 1, Eddie Young, Shorewood, 404.50; 2, Joe Rose, South Kitsap, 375.85; 3, Ludomir Wanot, Beamer, 361.70; 4, Alec ginn, Garfield, 336.30; 5, Spencer Moore, Inglemoor, 335.15; 6, Ford Braxton, Moses Lake, 325.65; 7, Zach Russell, Marysville, 325.60; 8, Mitchel Wright, Kamiak, 319.25.

100 fly — 1, Bryan Harvey, Snohomish, 49.29**; 2, D'Voreaux Cann, Stadium, 50.95*; 3, Joseph Plascencia, Evergreen (Vancouver), 52.85; 4, Scott Jerde, Lake Stevens, 52.90; 5, Brendan Weiner, Central Kitsap, 53.40; 6, Marcus Gill, Shorewood, 53.46; 7, Garcia-Keeling, Kentlake, 54.83; 8, A Blanchard, Richland, 54.86.

100 free — 1, Thor Stenfjord, Shorewood, 47.69; 2, Taylor Rousell, South Kitsap, 47.97; 3, Tyler Kaslik, Gig Harbor, 48.02; 4, Tan Brotherton, Decatur, 48.70; 5, Reid Fryhover, Wenatchee, 48.98; 6, Alden Welsch, Richland, 49.90; 7, Carl Olsson, Inglemoor, 50.24; 8, Kyle Parnell, Olympia, 50.27 .

500 free — 1, Reid Walker, Garfield, 4:33.03**; 2, Ian Wheeler, Eisenhower, 4:33.11**; 3, Matt Roe, Stanwood, 436.76*; 4, Spencer Neff, Gig Harbor, 4:37.90*; 5, Oliver Durand, Marysville, 4:43.03; 6, Kyle Law, Mountain View, 4:45.01; 7, Nathan Weinman, Richland, 4:45.10; 8, Nick Connors, Richland, 4:52.96.

200 free relay — 1, Shorewood (Thor Stenfjord, Marcus Gill, Leif Danielson, Mackey Hopen) 1:28.25*; 2, Gig Harbor (Tyler Kaslik, Will Frame, Devon McMenimen, Spencer Neff) 1:29.06; 3, Inglemoor (Craig Olynyk, Jonas Friederich, Carl Olsson, Michael Postetter) 1:29.06; 4, Wilson (Zach Kaija, Drew Viehmann, Mason Hill, Tanner Suepke-Malley) 1:30.12; 5, Central Kitsap (Jason Soria, Jeremy Torres, Brendan Weiner, Tyler Hirata) 1:30.71; 6, Lake Stevens (Blake Werner, Tom Hale, Scott Jerde, Kyle Libra) 1:31.02; 7, Richland (Alden Welsch, Eric Blanchard, Nathaniel Weinman, Tyler Pickett) 1:31.13, 8, Kamiak (Kris Bratvold, Brian Burns, Tyler Cheung, Kyle Kusuda) 1:31.22.

100 back — 1, Bart Wanot, Beamer, 50.96**; 2, Bryan Harvey, Snohomish, 51.80**; 3, Craig Olynyk, Inglemoor, 53.33; 4, Kyle Komlodi, Inglemoor, 53.34; 5, Dakota Moist, Gig Harbor, 53.39; 6, Brandon Dravis, South Kitsap, 53.94; 7, Nick Win, Jackson, 54.57; 8, Marcus Gill, Shorewood, 55.04.

100 breast — 1, Garren Riechel, Snohomish, 55.63**; 2, Mackey Hopen, Shorewood, 58.11**; 3, Andrew Nemeth, Garfield, 58.74*; 4, Spencer Girard, Marysville, 59.37*; 5, Liam Sosinsky, Kamiak, 59.83; 6, Bramon Yotty, Cascade, 1:00.31; 7, Zach Alleva, Eastlake, 1:00.76; 8, Zach Kaija, Wilson, 1:01.21.

400 free relay — 1, Gig Harbor (Tyler Kaslik, Will Frame, Dakota Moist, Spencer Neff) 3:13.40*; 2, Stadium (D'Voreaux Cann, Logan Rysemus, Nico Desteunder, Andrew Lackman) 3:15.47; 3, Garfield (Andrew Nemeth, Gary Kuo, Michael Snyder, Reid Walker) 3:17.29; 4, Beamer (Bart Wanot, Dylan Chase, Costner McKenzie, Shane Clare) 3:17.62; 5, Kamiak (Kris Bratvold, Tyler Cheung, Chris Choi, Trent Roberts) 3:18.06; 6, Richland ( Nathaniel Weinman, Eric Blanchard, Benton Barton, Tyler Pickett) 3:18.33; 7, Stanwood (David Escobar, Tyler Swanson, Matt Roe, Tim Hammer) 8, Lake Stevens (Blake Werner, Tom Hale, Scott Jerde, Kyle Libra) 3:23.52.

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