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Page 2 Section 3 Free Press 1 Thursday, February 3, 2011 Blackhawks finish second in Eastern 0000'ashington 2A swimming By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The Cheney boys' swimming team wrapped up the regular season portion of their schedule with a split of their final two meets. The Blackhawks cruised to a 112-49 win against Prosser High School in their final home meet on Jan. 22 but fell to an always tough Pullman team 118-52 on the road last Saturday. Cheney put at least two swim- mers in the top three spots to knock off the Mustangs, winning eight of the 11 events. Ruston Babcock led the Blackhawks in the individual events with a pair of firsts while Joel Watts, Ignatius Tepp, Brenen Wynd and Nicholas Steele each notched a win. Babcock led a trio of swimmers taking the top-three spots in the 200-yard freestyle, winning with a time of I minute, 55.51 seconds, Photo by John McCallum Joel Watts flies through the water during the freestyle leg of the 200- yard individual medley Jan .21 against visiting Prosser. followed by Robert Meyer in in the 100 butterfly with a time second in 2:02.98 and Steele third of 59.84, followed by Watts in in 2:32.02. Babcock also took first second at 1:00.23. Watts touched the wall first in the 200 individual medley, winning in a time of 2:13.04, fol- lowed by Max Schreiber in third in 2:39.12. Tepp took first in the 50 free in 25.87, with Austin Jen- kins second in 27.43 while Wynd was first in the 100 free in 57.94, Jenkins just behind in second in 1:00.34. Steel was first in the 100 back in 1:13.61, Jeffrey Edwards .40 seconds behind in second. Edwards took second in the 500 free with a time of 6:00.19, with Walter Willand third in 7:44.66. Schreiber took second in the 100 breast with a time of 1:12.23 to wrap up Cheney's indi- vidual finishes. In the relays the Blackhawk team of Watts, Schreiber, Meyer and Babcock was first in the 200 medley with a time of 1:52.12 while the 200 free team of Tepp, Watts, Meyer and Babcock was ,C;heney Waves swimmers 00.l:tend Winter Invitational meet BY JANINE HAMILTON Contributor The Cheney Waves sent 28 swimmers to the Tri-City' Chan- nel Cats Winter Invitational Swim Meet in Ellensburg, Wash. Jan. 29-30. Of those 28, five were from Cheney. Makenzie Norman set a team 'record as part of the 11-12 Wom- en's 200 medley relay, anchor- ing the team with her freestyle to complete the race. She also achieved three individual best times in Ellensburg. Also competing in the 11-12 Women's age group was Brittney Kenady, a newer swimmer. Ke- nady came away with a personal best time and swam one event for the first time in competition. Sa- mantha Abbott-Moore competed in the 13-14 age group and came home with a personal best time. Attending her first meet ever, Abby Wood was introduced to competition, swimming in four events. Matthew Norman swam the 50 backstroke for the first time, earning him an eighth place. He also came home with a personal best time. "We raced well in our last tune-up before our February Contributed photo by Stan Cough All-state selection Cheney senior Nora lift was one of seven Spokane-area play- ers from all classifications (4A, 3A, 2A, 1A, 1B-2B) named to 2010 All-State Girls Soccer teams by high school coaches from across the state of Washington. lift was an honorable selection at goalkeeper on the 2A All-State team. She was also an All Great Northern League first team selection and league defensive most valuable player. champs meets, and are excited for what the next month holds for our team," coach Kevin Wang said of the team's performance. Cheney Waves swim team practices Monday through Fri- day at the Eastern Washington University Aquatic Center from 3:30-5 p.m. Many swim levels are available from beginner (Ripples) to the senior. New swimmers or those interested in joining the team are invited to visit the team website at www.spokanewaves. org or call coach Kevin Wang at 230-7006. 2011 Winter Invitational Results Women 11-12 200 IM 12, Norman, Makenzie, 2:52.50. Women 13-14 200 IM 18, Abbott-Moore, Samantha, 3:13.04. Women 13-14 100 Breaat 17, Abbott-Moore, Samantha, 1:45.98. Men 08&U 25 Free 11, Norman, Matthew, 28.62. Women 09-10 100 Free 29, Wo0d, Abby, 1:49.79. Women 11-12 100 Free 12, Norman, Makenzie, 1:08.38. Women 13-14 100 Free 23, Abbott-Moore, Samantha, 1:18.17. Women 11-12 60 Fly 8, Norman, Makenzie, 35.86. Men 08&U 26 Back 7, Norman, Matthew, 26.33. Women 09-10 100 Back 25, Wood, Abby, 2:11.00. Women 11-12 100 Back 17, Norman, Makenzie, 1:24.96. Women 11.12 600 Free 10, Norman, Makenzie, 6:46.48. Women 13-14 500 Free 16, Abbott-Moore, Samantha, 7:29.74. Women 11-12 100 IM 13, Norman, Makenzie, 1:19.91. Women 13-14 400 IM 9, Abbott-Moore, Samanth a, 6:59.10. Men 08&U 50 Back 8, Norman, Matthew, 58.77. Women 09-10 50 Back 26, Wood, Abby, 55.75. Women 11-12 50 Back 9, Norman, Makenzie, 36.04. Women 09-10 50 Free 26, Wood, Abby, 51.57. Women 11-12 50 Free 10, Norman, Makenzie, 29.87. 38, Kenady, Brittney, 50.13. Women 13-14 60 Free 21, Abbott-Moore, Samantha, 34.39. Women 11-12 60 Breast 19, Norman, Makenzie, 45.82. 31, Kenady, Brittney, 1:06.43. Women 11-12 200 Free 11, Norman, Makenzie, 2:33.77. Women 13-14 200 Free 16, Abbott-Moore, Samantha, 2:49.88. first in 1:38.59. The team of Tepp, Wynd, Jenkins and Steele finished second in the 400 free with a time of 4:00.64. Competing against Pullman is always a challenge because the Greyhounds are not only talented but also deep, often putting fiv e or more swimmers in events - some- thing the Blackhawks Couldn't overcome despite some good performances. Watts captured Cheney's only first place finish, taking the 500 free with a time of 5:26.09, with Edwards third in 5:54.65. Watts was second in the 100 butterfly in 58.96. Meyer finished second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:25.05 and was third in the 100 free in 57.07 while Babcock took second in the 100 breast in 1:09.75, placing third in the 100 free in 55.01. Ed- wards took third in the 100 back in 1:12.59 and Chris Boyle was fourth in the 50 in 27.23. All three Cheney relay teams took second. The 200 medley team of Watts, Schreiber, Meyer and Babcock finished with a time of 1:50.46, the 200 free team of Watts, Meyer, Wynd and Babcock in 1:38.77 and the 400 free team of Tepp, Wynd, Jenkins and Steele in 4:00.75. Cheney finishes its Eastern Washington 2A dual meet season with a 4-2 record, second place behind Pullman at 6-0. Both Black- hawks losses came against the Greyhounds. Both teams now turn their at- tention to 4A/3A/2A district com- petition this Friday and Saturday at Central Washington University Pool in Ellensburg. Fifteen Black- hawks swimmers have qualified, head coach Jennifer Hochwalt said, along with Liberty High School co- op swimmer, Kyle O'Malley; Event winners in Ellensburg automatically qualify for state competition Feb. 18-19 at the Aquatic Center in Federal Way, along with swimmers who have already made state time cuts dur- ing the season. Babcock and Watts have each made the state cut in a pair of events each, along with the 200 freestyle team, and Hochwalt thinks the Blackhawks have a good chance to advance in a couple more events at districts either through wins or allocations once district meets in Western Washington are wrapped up next weekend. "They're looking really good;" she said of her swimmers. "I'm excited. I hope they go their season bests." John McCallum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress.com: Jones repeatS with Dixie State honor Dixie State forward and Cheney High grad Griffon Jones repeated as a Top 10 Honor Roll member on the Week 11 Pacific West Confer- ence Men's Basketball Report. Jones averaged 12 points and seven rebounds per game last week in conference games against BYU-Hawaii and Chaminade. He shot 53.3-percent from the floor tying for ninth in shooting for the week. The Howard Jorgenson Family proudly sponsors... Medical Lake CARDINAL Athlete of the Week 2010-11 Boys' Basketball ....... 3P16,00 ., vamily ......................... Denny's Harvest Foods proudly sponsors... Medical Lake CARDINAL Athlete of the Week Tim Haynes Wrestling Denny's We Honestly Care! Home Owned & Home Operated Super Friendly Super Savings Super Service Super Fresh 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 7 Days a week 215 E. 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