Girls swim dominates to capture district title

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(Photo courtesy of JACINDA BOKOWY) The Sandpoint girls swim team poses for a picture after winning the district championship Wednesday. Back row left to right: Sabrina Wilson, Laila Black, Autumn Morgan, Kate Bokowy, Mikayla Schoening, Kaya Wright, Mailee Jensen, Anna Auld, Sadie Shultz, Olivieanna Fuller and head coach Greg Jackson. Front row left to right: Ayiana Prevost, McKinley Jensen, Maren Davidson and Emily Ballard.

COEUR D’ALENE — Thirteen Sandpoint swimmers are state bound.

The Bulldogs’ girls team ran away with the district title at the 4A Region 1 championships Wednesday inside the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene while the boys took second to Moscow.

The girls beat second place Moscow by 111 points to secure the district title and the boys finished 39.5 points behind the first place Bears.

The Bulldogs had eight individuals and three relays on the girls side qualify for state and four individuals and one relay from the boys earn a berth to state.

The first and second place finishers in each of the 16 individual events at the district meet secured a spot to state along with the relay teams that took first. There are also at-large bids still available to the next three fastest 4A times in each event.

Senior Mikayla Schoening and junior Kate Bokowy led the charge for the girls. Schoening won the 50 free, 100 free and was apart of the first place 200 free and 400 relay teams. Bokowy swam on the winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams and captured the title in the 200 IM and 100 fly.

Junior Autumn Morgan also had a strong showing placing first in the 100 breast and second in the 100 fly along with contributing to two of the relay victories for the Bulldogs.

Freshman Ayiana Prevost claimed a pair of individual events as well in the 200 free and 500 free.

The boys team was led by sophomores Hayden Leavitt and Aidan Nielsen, junior Jake Aitken and freshman Caleb Norling who helped the Bulldogs secure first in the 200 free relay. Caleb also won the 200 IM and 100 free while his brother, Hayden Norling, took second in the 200 free.

Aitken captured the 50 free while Nielsen claimed the 100 fly to wrap up the individual victories for the boys at districts.

Sandpoint will now have a week to get ready for the 4A state championships Nov. 7-8 at the Boise Aquatic Center.

State qualifiers for Sandpoint in bold.

GIRLS

200 medley relay — 1, SHS (Kaya Wright, Autumn Morgan, Kate Bokowy, Laila Black), 2:00.27. 2, MHS, 2:05.70. 3, LHS, 2:09.26.

200 freestyle — 1, Ayiana Prevost, SHS, 2:15.21. 2, Wen Suko, LHS, 2:26.40. 3, Sabrina Wilson, SHS, 2:28.76.

200 IM — 1, Kate Bokowy, SHS, 2:23.43. 2, Ally Crossland, MHS, 2:29.94. 3, Emily Ballard, SHS, 2:34.57.

50 free — 1, Mikayla Schoening, SHS, 25.78. 2, Julia Cummings, BFHS, 26.20. 3, Kaya Wright, SHS, 26.84.

100 fly — 1, Kate Bokowy, SHS, 1:04.60. 2, Autumn Morgan, SHS, 1:05.91. 3, Ashley Painter, MHS, 1:09.09.

100 free — 1, Mikayla Schoening, SHS, 57.02. 2, Emily Ballard, SHS, 1:00.51. 3, Laila Black, SHS, 1:02.18.

500 free — 1, Ayiana Prevost, SHS, 6:09.82. 2, McKinley Jensen, SHS, 6:51.50. 3, Chandler Sanborn, SHS, 7:57.61.

200 free relay — 1, SHS (Kaya Wright, Laila Black, Emily Ballard, Mikayla Schoening), 1:47.96. 2. MHS, 1:52.63. 3, LHS, 1:54.03.

100 back — 1, Julia Cummings, BFHS, 1:01.87. 2, Kaya Wright, SHS, 1:04.13. 3, Hannah Dansereau, LHS, 1:05.65.

100 breast — 1, Autumn Morgan, SHS, 1:15.78. 2, Ally Crossland, MHS, 1:17.71. 3, Sabrina Wilson, SHS, 1:18.84.

400 free relay — 1, SHS (Autumn Morgan, Emily Ballard, Kate Bokowy, Mikayla Schoening), 4:01.20. 2, LHS, 4:17.64. 3, MHS, 4:47.08.

Team scores — 1, Sandpoint 211. 2, Moscow 100. 3, Lakeland 84.

BOYS

200 medley relay — 1, MHS, 1:47.45. 2, SHS (Jack Grzincic, Hayden Norling, Aidan Nielsen, Jake Aitken), 1:47.62. 3, LHS, 1:54.20.

200 freestyle — 1, Isaac Pimentel, MHS, 1:52.95. 2, Hayden Norling, SHS, 1:57.24. 3, Hayden Leavitt, SHS, 1:57.35.

200 IM — 1, Caleb Norling, SHS, 2:08.38. 2, Malachi McMillan, MHS, 2:31.05. 3, Soren Sabatke, LHS, 2:32.02.

50 free — 1, Jake Aitken, SHS, 24.16. 2, Micah Wolbrecht, MHS, 24.50. 3, Aidan Nielsen, SHS, 24.51.

100 fly — 1, Aidan Nielsen, SHS, 58.94. 2, Reid Johnson, MHS, 1:00.96. 3, Jack Grzincic, SHS, 1:01.77.

100 free — 1, Caleb Norling, SHS, 51.25. 2, Ethan Baird, MHS, 53.75. 3, Simon Miura, MHS, 54.19.

500 free — 1, Isaac Pimentel, MHS, 5:07.01. 2, Reid Johnson, MHS, 5:10.03. 3, Hayden Leavitt, SHS, 5:22.03.

200 free relay — 1, SHS (Hayden Leavitt, Jake Aitken, Caleb Norling, Aidan Nielsen), 1:36.17. 2, MHS, 1:36.58. 3, LHS, 1:42.78.

100 back — 1, Ian Schlater, MHS, 59.30. 2, Ethan Baird, MHS, 1:00.74. 3, Jack Grzincic, SHS, 1:01.69.

100 breast — 1, Quin McGovern, LHS, 1:03.56. 2, Simon Miura, MHS, 1:05.05. 3, Micah Wolbrecht, MHS, 1:11.62.

400 free relay — 1, LHS, 3:48.19. 2, WHS, 4:52.33. SHS- DQ for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Team scores — 1, Moscow 157. 2, Sandpoint 117.50. 3, Lakeland 96.50.

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