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EHS SWIM AND DIVE: VanHoof sets record, twice
For the second time in a week, Enumclaw High junior Bennon VanHoof set the school 100-yard breaststroke record.
VanHoof, the top-ranked breaststroker in the state, raced to a 1-minute, 92-second record-setting finish Jan. 24 in the Hornets’ contest with Olympic and then bested it Thursday with a 1:00.20 in EHS’s 121-67 nonleague victory over Sumner.
The Hornets’ last regularly-scheduled meet of the season is a makeup contest with Decatur Thursday. Postseason begins Friday with the league meet at Lakes.
Against Sumner, the Hornets kicked off the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay. Thomas Petersen, VanHoof, Gabe Sales and Will Cooper finished in 1:45.23.
Mason Culp captured second in the 200 freestyle.
VanHoof led an EHS sweep in the 200 individual medley with teammate Quinn Warner finishing second and Paul Clow taking third.
Braden Dedrick was second in the 50 freestyle.
Jesse Skipworth and Austin Kaehn finished 1-2 in diving for EHS.
Cooper and Warner went 1-2 in the 100 butterfly respectively. Petersen won the 100 freestyle.
Hornets nearly swept the 500 freestyle. Culp and Bryce VanHoof finished second and third, while Cooper cruised to the victory, but was disqualified due to a lap-count error.
The 200 freestyle relay of Sales, Dylan Hamel, Dedrick and Warner won with the Hornet team of Kendrick Burns, Brandon Butler, Mitchell Petellin and Culp finishing second. EHS swept the 100 backstroke with a Petersen, Clow, Sales finish.
The 400 freestyle relay – Petersen, Cooper, Clow and Bennon VanHoof – closed out the meet with a victory.