$n$ Wa-Hi swimmers have strong showing at Kentridge Invite


FEDERAL WAY - The Wa-Hi boys swimming team put up a strong showing at the Kentridge Invitational with a number of personal records as multiple Blue Devil swimmers continued their quest toward the state tournament Saturday in Federal Way.

Jonahton Klem set personal bests in the 200 individual medley (2:06.32) and 100 butterfly (56.41), finishing 14th and 15th in the events, while pulling within roughly a second of the state qualifying times in each event.

"Jonathon was great again today," Daly said. "It seems like every time he swims he improves. He's getting very close to where he wants to be when the season ends."

Patrick Giedeman finishing 19th in the 500 freestyle (5:17.08) and 30th in the 200 freestyle 2:00.27, which were both personal bests.

Max Troin also set a pair of PRs, finishing 43rd in the 100 backstroke (1:05.71) and 64th (1:06.71) in the 100 butterfly.

"This was a huge event," Daly said. "You might look at some of our finishes and think we didn't do that great, but there were so many guys competing that the truth is that we did really well."

Josh Bumgarner rounded out the top Wa-Hi finishers with the lowest times he has ever posted in the 200 IM (2:24.70) and 100 breaststroke (1:13.45), placing 54th and 59th, respectively.

Up next for the Blue Devils is a league meet against Eisenhower and Davis in Yakima on Tuesday.

"If we keep improving the way we are I think we'll be great come postseason time," Daly said. "We're very happy with how the guys are progressing."


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