EHS BOYS SWIM AND DIVE: Cooper flies into state meet

Little changed for Enumclaw High at the West Central District 3A boys swim and dive championships Saturday at Hazen High in Renton.

The 200-yard medley relay and individuals Bennon VanHoof, Thomas Petersen and Jesse Skipworth will compete Friday and Saturday at the state championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Each had qualified earlier on time or by points during the regular season.

The difference is Will Cooper, who will join the Hornets as an individual in the 100 butterfly, and Austin Kaehn, who qualified in diving. Cooper finished third at the district meet to earn his lane at state.

As a team, the Hornets finished fifth behind winner Kennedy, Hazen, Peninsula and Wilson.

The medley relay of Petersen, VanHoof, Gabe Sales and Cooper finished second to Kennedy with a state time of 1 minute, 44 seconds.

Skipworth finished fourth in diving with a final score of 302.35. Kaehn finished seventh and earned a wildcard spot into state.

VanHoof finished fourth in the 100 freestyle with a state time of 50.09 and second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.64.

Petersen finished third in the 100 backstroke with a finals time of 57.79.

Cooper will also serve as an alternate in the 500 freestyle where he finished sixth. The Hornets’ 400 freestyle relay of Cooper, Mason Culp, Petersen and VanHoof also finished sixth.


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