By DEREK WILEY
Of the Keizertimes
Holiday swimmers continued to break club records as they neared the all-city meet.
Swimming at home versus Jan Ree on Thursday, Jan. 20, Jack McCarty set a new record in the boys 13-14-year old butterfly, finishing in 24.56 seconds. McCarty won the individual medley and breaststroke for Holiday’s boys as well.
McCarty also swam on the winning free relay with Jackson Colyer, Ryan Bethers and Tony Gonzalez and the fastest medley relay with Bethers, Gonzalez and Landon Gerig as Holiday’s boys outscored Jan Ree 97-75.
Bella Beard led Holiday’s girls team, breaking the 13-14 breaststroke record in 26.43. She also had the fastest time in the IM and backstroke and swam on the record breaking medley relay with her sister Alex along with Emma Privratsky and Kassy Winters.
The girls finished with 208 points to Jan Ree’s 132.
Kyra Norstrom also improved on her 11-12 butterfly record, finishing in 13.75, and won in the backstroke. Erika Robinett had the fastest time in the 11-12 IM. Norstrom, Robinett, Ashlynn Hughes and Maya Privratsky teamed up to win the free relay.
Alex Beard won the 13-14 free and fly. Alex, Bella, Emma Privratsky and Abby Grossman had the fastest time in the free relay.
In the 15-18 girls division, Sydney Bethers won the IM and Kylie McCarty took first in the fly. Bethers, McCarty, Delaney Rothmeyer and Rosa Oliver also won the medley relay.
Alex Wilcoxen placed first in the 9-10 fly and backstroke. Wilcoxen, Emery Love, Ella Gerig and Emma Anderson also won the medley relay.
Evelyn Hales dominated the 7-8 age group, winning the fly, back and free while Olivia Anderson was fastest in the IM.
Jacob Castronovo was just as dominant in the boys 7-8 division, winning the IM, breaststroke and free. Landon Gerig took first in the 11-12 IM. Xavier Grantham won the backstroke.
Gonzalez swam the fastest times in the 13-14 back and free.
Holiday hosts the all-city meet on Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m.
Northwood, which has won the last two all-city championships, defeated Northview Terrace 337-259 on Thursday, July 20.
However, Northview’s girls were able to edge Northwood 170-167.
Ally and Carly Castaneda teamed up with Felicia Guptill and Mary Ann Halliday to win the 7-8 free relay. Carly, Taylor March, Taylor Sponable and Jadeyn Cornell won the medley relay.
Halliday took first in the 7-8 fly and breaststroke. Guptill had the fastest time in the backstroke and Ally Castaneda won the IM.
Ava McNeely placed first in the 9-10 breaststroke.
Kara and Jana Everitt joined Brianna Barker and Lily Castaneda won the 11-12 medley relay.
Jana swam the fastest time in the breaststroke. Hannah Halliday won the free and backstroke.
Madison Hoffmeister took first in the IM and Anna Sponable touched the wall first in the fly.
In the 13-14 age group, Kiana Staley won the IM and fly. Anna Kosiewicz had the fastest times in the 15-18 fly and breaststroke.
Swimming for Northview’s boys, Tyler Barker, Xzavier Parker, Nick Kosiewicz and Dylan Guptill won the 7-8 free relay.
Barker also took first in the backstroke and Parker won the breastroke. Michael Halliday swam the fastest times in the free and fly.
In the 11-12 division, Zach Kilby won the free, Jeremy Becker placed first in the backstroke and Evan Cornell swam the fastest time in the breaststroke.
Tyler Guptill won the 13-14 backstroke. Daniel Reed took first in both the 15-18 back and breaststroke.
Northview, Northwood and Holiday will compete against three Salem teams for the all-city championship.