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Spartans top Panthers in district rivalry meet
The Sumner Spartans faced off against the Bonney Lake Panthers Jan. 14, winning 114-72.
District-qualifying times were posted by the 200-yard medley relay team of Zane Gustafson, Alex Ekstrom, Brandon Richinson and Zach Morrison, who finished with a time of 1 minute, 52.63 seconds and in the 200 individual medley with Connor and Trent Powers earning times of 2:19.38 and 2:22.62 respectively.
Ekstrom qualified for districts in the 100 butterfly with his time of 1:00.25 and in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:10.14.
Gustafson finished the 500 freestyle with a district-worthy time of 5:50.41.
Another district time was posted in the 200 freestyle relay by Morrison, Ekstrom and both Powers, who finished in 1:40.97.
Mike Hegel, Richinson, Connor Powers and Gustafson were nearest the district time in the 400 freestyle relay, but missed it with a time of 4:04.71.
Bonney Lake posted district times in 200 medley relay, in which Jordan Crockett, Cody Steiert, Cale Snider, and Eben Sarver earned a time of 1:58.30 and in the 200 freestyle relay in which Crockett, Sarver, Cale Snider and Scott Milburn earned a time of 1:43.45.
Against North Thurston Thursday, Bonney Lake came in seven points shy of a win, but Crocket qualified for districts in three events.
In the 200 medley relay, Crockett earned a time of 1:58.38; in the 50 freestyle he finished in 23.42, and in the 100 backstroke, he swam a 1:01.83.
Reed Hawkins earned a time of 2:30.63 in the 200 freestyle and Nathan Karboski finished in 2:36.25 in the 200 individual medley.
Andrew Allen received a time of 1:24.28 in the 100 butterfly and Kevin Morgan, Eban Sarver and John Killough earned respective times of 1:02.80, 1:00.86, and 1:02.35 in the 100 freestyle.
Ben Hansen finished the 100 breaststroke in 1:28.95 and the combined forces of Crockett, Sarver, Morgan and John Gangl earned a time of 1:44.83 in the 200 freestyle relay.