Wildcats, Grizzlies qualify for state meet | Boys swimming

By David Pan | Jan 19, 2018

Archbishop Murphy senior William Walters is going to have to make some decisions soon.

Walters became the first male Wildcat swimmer to qualify for state in every individual event. Archbishop Murphy graduate Danielle Booth accomplished the same feat for the girls team.

At last year’s 2A state championships, Walter finished fourth in the 200-yard individual medley and fifth in the 100 backstroke.

“We haven’t made a final decision on what he’s swimming,” Archbishop Murphy coach Erin Edmondson said.

Fellow senior Ryan Price might be joining the club, as he has state cuts in every event but the 50 freestyle.

Price finished second in the 200 individual medley and finished seventh in the 100 butterfly at state. Price, who will be competing in the 200 individual medley, hasn’t settled on what second state event he will enter.

The Wildcats’ 200 medley relay team of Walters, Kianoa Evans, Jason Alberts and Price and the 400 freestyle relay team of Walters, Evans, Alex Miller and Price have qualified for state.

The 200 freestyle relay is close to a state cut and will have one more dual meet to qualify.

Glacier Peak’s state meet prospects also are looking good.

The Grizzlies have qualified both their 200 and 400 freestyle teams and are close in the 200 medley relay.

Senior Andrew Meneses, who finished 15th in the 100 freestyle at last year’s state meet, has qualified in that event. Meneses’ prospects in the 50 free also are good, according to Glacier Peak coach Rob Serviss.

Other top prospects for the Grizzlies include Zach Cermak (50 freestyle, 100 butterfly), Calvin Kremer (200 individual medley, 100 backstroke) and newcomer Matthew King (50 and 100 freestyles).

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