Ospreys approach championship season

Hood River Swimmers take first places, state “A” times at Lake Oswego memorial meet

January 14, 2006

The Hood River Swim Team Ospreys traveled to Lake Oswego last weekend to compete at the Dan Perez Memorial. The Ospreys finished fourth as a team against several top-notch programs from the Portland area, including King Swimming, Lake Oswego Swim Club, The Tornadoes, the David Douglas Swim Club and the Yawama Swim Club.

Individual highlights from the meet include Erin Nelson and Kylie Webb achieving new state “A” times in several events, Molly Nelson winning every event in her age group and first place finishes from Matthew Bergstrom, Erin Jones, JJ Mears, Nelson, Jessie Robertson, and Connor Webb. Swimmers Kainalu Bailey and Willie Ishizaka braved the waters in their first ever swim meet.

Next up for the Ospreys is the Vancouver Superbowl, scheduled for the last weekend of January. The team’s championship season starts in February.

Individual highlights:

Kainalu Bailey — 50 free - 35th

Conor Batty — 100 IM, 200 IM- 2nd, 50 breast - 3rd

Matthew Bergstrom — 500 free - 1st, 50 fly- 2nd

Scott Bergstrom — 50 fly - 2nd, 50 free, 100 free,

200 IM - 2nd

Corrie Brending — 100 IM - 15th

Sarah Brending — 200 IM - 11th

Myles Cameron — 25 breast - 5th, 25 fly - 6th

Axel Cox — 50 back, 100 free- 13th

Conor Dunn — 50 free - 15th

Martha Durkee-Newmann — 50 fly - 19th

Willie Ishizaka — 25 free - 14th

Erin Jones — 500 free, 200 IM - 1st, 100 breast,

200 free - 2nd, 100 free, 100 back - 3rd

Daniel Mears — 25 breast - 2nd, 50 fly - 4th

Jacob Mears — 500 free - 3rd, 100 IM - 5th

JJ Mears — 50 free - 1st, 25 free - 3rd

Danielle Miller — 50 free, 50 breast - 25th

Erin Nelson — 200 free - 4th

Molly Nelson — 25 free, fly, back, 50 free - 1st

Hunter Peterson — 50 breast - 15th

Taylor Peterson — 25 back - 3rd, 25 free - 7th

Jacob Rawding — 100 free - 13th

Mariah Rawding — 50 breast, 50 fly, 50 back - 4th

Jessie Robertson — 50 back - 1st, 100 IM - 5th

Connor Webb — 50 free - 1st, 50 breast, 50 fly - 3rd

Kylie Webb — 50 breast - 7th, 50 fly - 9th

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