Wa-Hi boys swim past Eisenhower and Davis in Yakima

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YAKIMA — Wa-Hi outstroked a pair of Big Nine Conference Cascade Division opponents, Eisenhower and Davis, in a double-dual swim meet here on Tuesday.

The Blue Devils defeated Ike, 101-75, and beat Davis, 97-83.

The dual wins improves the Wa-Hi division dual-meet record to 2-3 and its overall record to 4-3.

The Blue Devils top point winners included:

Austin Garrett (first, 100 freestyle, 2:05.34, and 100 backstroke, 1:07.26);

Jonathan Klem (first, 200 individual medley, 2:23.24 and second, 100 butterfly);

Merrick Calder (first, 100 breaststroke, 1:06.16 and third, 50 freestyle);

Gabe Anderson (first, 500 freestyle, 6:18.98).

Wa-Hi’s 200 freestyle relay placed first with Calder, Garrett, Jesse Anderson and Bret Reller in 1:45.49.

Wa-Hi’s 200 medley freestyle relay placed second with Paul Jones, Caslder, Klem and Garrett.

The Blue Devils’ 400 freestyle relay placed third with Jones, Gabe Anderson, Max Troin and Klem.

"We had many really good performances," Wa-Hi coach Brad Daly said. "Austin Garrett and Jesse Anderson had strong performances in the 200 freestyle.

"Josh Bumgarner swam the 200 individual medley for the first time and came very close to a district qualifying time," Daly said. "Hazem Zater, an exchange student from Egypt, also had a good swim, coming very close to a district qualifying time in the 50 freestyle.

"Max Troin had a good three-second drop in time in the 100 butterfly," Daly continued. "Gabe Anderson won the 500 freestyle with a nine-second drop in his previous best time.

"Bret Relley had a strong swim to finish second in the 100 breaststroke, and he was followed by Zach Staudenmaier, who placed fourth with a good swim that dropped 2.5 seconds from his previous best.

"So, overall we had some very good swims," Daly said.

Wa-Hi hits the Paul Harvey Pool on Saturday with an 11 a.m. double-dual with Eastmont and Wenatchee.

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