James Sanchez of Central Kitsap was named Swimmer of the Meet. He won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.87. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

James Sanchez of Central Kitsap was named Swimmer of the Meet. He won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.87. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic finishes second, Central Kitsap third at 2019 Swimvitational

The Trojans were tied with Gig Harbor entering the final race

EAST BREMERTON — Gig Harbor just barely edged out Olympic for the overall team title at the 2019 Olympic Swimvitational held Jan. 12 at the Olympic Aquatic Center.

The two teams were tied at 47 points heading into the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Gig Harbor’s Andrew Sexton and London Coats initially gave the Tides a slightly comfortable lead, but Tiernann Shelton and Dietrich Meyer nearly closed the gap. Gig Harbor finished with a time of 3:20.62 to give them the eight points needed to take the trophy. The Trojans relay team finished just half a second behind in 3:21.20.

Central Kitsap’s James Sanchez won the Swimmer of the Meet award with 239 points. Sanchez won the 200-yard individual medley in a state-qualifying time of 1:58.87 and placed second in the 100-yard butterfly. He and his teammates also took second in the 200-yard medley relay and third in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Fellow Cougar Robert Thomasberg finished second among individual swimmers with 216 power points. Thomasberg placed second and third in the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay alongside Sanchez. He also finished second in the 200-yard freestyle race and fourth in the 100-yard butterfly.

Olympic’s Haakon Meyer was just behind with 208 points. He won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.81 and took fifth in the 100-yard butterfly. He and his teammates Rainer Meyer, Ryan Burchell and Ross Burchell took first in the 200-yard medley relay. All three Meyer brothers and Tiernann Shelton took third in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Dietrich and Rainer Meyer also each won an individual race for Olympic. Dietrich swam a state-qualifying 49.56 in the 100-yard freestyle and Rainer took the top spot in the 100-yard backstroke in 56.97, also a 2A state meet time.

Team scores: Gig Harbor, first, 55; Olympic, second, 51; Central Kitsap, third, 29; Klahowya, fourth, 16; North Kitsap, t-fifth, 7; South Kitsap, t-fifth, 7.

Race results (local swimmers only)

200-yard medley relay — 1. Olympic “A” (R. Meyer, H. Meyer, Ry. Burchell, Ro. Burchell), 1:42.05; 2. Central Kitsap “A” (Sanchez, Kisiday, Thomasberg, Sandoval); 3. South Kitsap “A” (Carlos, Freiman, Moore, Biewald), 1:52.69; 5. Klahowya “A” (Smith, Swaney, Robinson, Marquez), 2:01.43.

200-yard freestyle — 2. R.J. Thomasberg, Central Kitsap, 1:47.63; 3. Ross Burchell, Olympic, 1:53.26; 6. Seth Northrup, South Kitsap, 2:06.11; 7. Spencer Grubb, North Kitsap, 2:06.20; 8. Sam Cook, Klahowya, 2:06.35.

200-yard individual medley — 1. James Sanchez, Central Kitsap, 1:58.87; 2. Dietrich Meyer, Olympic, 2:04.06; 3. Max Sievenpiper, North Kitsap, 2:15.15; 6. Alex Oathout, Klahowya, 2:27.62.

50-yard freestyle — 1. Haakon Meyer, Olympic, 22.81; 2. Mason Heaman, Olympic, 22.86; 3. Tiernann Shelton, Olympic, 22.97; 7. Matyas Kisiday, Central Kitsap, 24.32; 9. Joseph Sandoval, Central Kitsap, 24.53; 10. Zane Guyt, Bremerton, 24.90; 11. Michael Manuel, Olympic, 25.25; 12. Ethan Conrad, South Kitsap, 25.53; 13. Morgan Chapman, North Kitsap, 25.54; 14. Vincent Martonka, Bremerton, 25.81.

100-yard butterfly — 2. James Sanchez, Central Kitsap, 52.63; 3. Connor Swaney, Klahowya, 54.65; 4. RJ Thomasberg, Central Kitsap, 54.75; 5. Haakon Meyer, 55.28; 6. Ryan Burchell, Olympic, 55.59; 8. Morgan Chapman, North Kitsap, 1:01.13.

100-yard freestyle — 1. Dietrich Meyer, Olympic, 49.56; 2. Mason Heaman, Klahowya, 51.21; 3. Ross Burchell, Olympic, 51.55; 5. Michael Freiman, South Kitsap, 52.69; 6. Rainer Meyer, Olympic, 52.71; 7. Spencer Gill, Bremerton, 55.21; 8. Zane Guyt, Bremerton, 55.42; 9. Joseph Sandoval, Central Kitsap, 55.99.

500-yard freestyle — 3. Ethan Hutton, Central Kitsap, 5:58.23.

200-yard freestyle relay — 2. Olympic “A” (Ti. Shelton, R. Meyer, H. Meyer, D. Meyer), 1:30.27; 3. Central Kitsap “A” (Sanchez, Kisiday, Sandoval, Thomasberg), 1:33.98; 4. Klahowya “A” (Cook, Hays, Oathout, Heaman), 1:41.o3; 6. South Kitsap “A” (Freiman, Conrad, Biewald, Northrup), 1:41.80; 7. North Kitsap “A” (Chapman, Grubb, Watson, Brush), 1:47.32.

100-yard backstroke — 1. Rainer Meyer, Olympic, 56.97; 2. Max Sievenpiper, North Kitsap, 57.73; 4. Tiernann Shelton, Olympic, 1:00.60; 6. Spencer Gill, Bremerton, 1:02.96; 7. Kyle Marquez, Klahowya, 1:03.11; 8. Gavin Smith, Klahowya, 1:03.65; 9. Braden Robinson, Klahowya, 1:06.11; 10. Alex Huang, Central Kitsap, 1:07.78; 11. Andrew Carlos, South Kitsap, 1:09.49; 13. Henry Yordon, North Kitsap, 1:12.98.

100-yard breaststroke — 2. Matyas Kisiday, Central Kitsap, 1:03.75; 3. Connor Swaney, Klahowya, 1:04.72; 4. Michael Freiman, South Kitsap, 1:05.59; 5. Chris Mourich, Olympic, 1:08.11; 6. Alex Delacruz, South Kitsap, 1:11.54; 10. Alex Oathout, Klahowya, 1:14.20; 11. Sam Cook, Klahowya, 1:16.35.

400-yard freestyle relay — 2. Olympic “A” (Ro. Burchell, Ry. Burchell, Ti. Shelton, D. Meyer), 3:21.20; 3. Klahowya “A” (Swaney, Robinson, Marquez, Cook), 3:51.91; 4. South Kitsap “A” (Northrup, Carlos, Moore, Conrad), 3:54.64; 5. North Kitsap “A” (Chapman, Grubb, Sievenpiper, Prantil), 3:57.67; 7. Central Kitsap “A” (Portis, Huang, Wagner, Hutton), 4:10.18.

— Mark Krulish is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at mkrulish@soundpublishing.com. Follow him on Twitter @MKrulishKDN.

Rainer Meyer of Olympic won the 100-yard backstroke in 56.97. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Rainer Meyer of Olympic won the 100-yard backstroke in 56.97. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Sam Cook helped Klahowya to a fourth place finish at the Swimvitational. Here he swims the 200-yard freestyle. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Sam Cook helped Klahowya to a fourth place finish at the Swimvitational. Here he swims the 200-yard freestyle. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Yordan Henry of North Kitsap swims the 100-yard backstroke. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Yordan Henry of North Kitsap swims the 100-yard backstroke. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Jeriah Smith of Bremerton takes on the field in the 100-yard breaststroke. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Jeriah Smith of Bremerton takes on the field in the 100-yard breaststroke. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Alex Delacruz of South Kitsap heads towards the wall for his next stroke in the 200-yard individual medley race. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Alex Delacruz of South Kitsap heads towards the wall for his next stroke in the 200-yard individual medley race. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

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