Wolfpack finishes fourth at 4A meet | Boys swimming
Last updated 3/3/2017 at Noon
Led by two-time defending state champion Jonathan Cook, Jackson took fourth place at the 4A state swimming and diving championships Saturday, Feb. 18, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Cook successfully defended and also set new meet records in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 breaststroke.
The Jackson junior, along with teammates Edward Engel, Jeremiah Tien and Justin Limberg, led the 400 freestyle relay team to a fifth place finish. Cook, Neal Thai, Limberg and Engel also finished fifth in the 200 freestyle relay. The Wolfpack 200 medley relay squad of Erik Anderson, Bryan Phung, Tien and Thai placed fifth.
Other Jackson placers included Tien (sixth in the 100 butterfly, seventh in the 200 individual medley) and Anderson (eighth in the 500 freestyle, eighth in the 100 backstroke).
Glacier Peak senior Connor May, last year’s 3A state champion, took third place in diving.
“I wasn’t where I wanted to be yesterday, but I feel like with my performance today, I did as well as I could,” May said. “I’m fine with it. Yesterday my final three dives just didn’t go as well as I would have liked.”
Archbishop Murphy’s Ryan Price took second place and William Walters finished fourth in the 200 individual medley in the 2A meet. Price was seventh in the 100 butterfly and Walters was fifth in the 100 backstroke. Tony Mikhail placed sixth in the 200 freestyle.
The Wildcats’ 200 medley relay team of Walters, Mikhail, Price and Robert DeMello took third and the 400 freestyle relay squad of Price, DeMello, Walter and Mikhail finished fifth.