The Philomath High School girls swim team won three events and added a significant number of points with high placewinners to defeat Newport and Marist Catholic in a three-school meet on Friday afternoon at the Newport Recreation Center.
Senior Allison Neelands, sophomore Kyah Weeber and the 400-yard relay all had victories in the Newport pool. Neelands won the 500-yard freestyle in 6 minutes, 24.61 seconds — an event that featured four Warrior entrants. Weeber was second in 6:36.05.
Weeber touched first in the 100 breaststroke by just over 2 seconds over Newport’s Pia Lihou with a time of 1:23.16. Sophomore Hanna McDaniel placed third in 1:29.12.
The 400 freestyle relay was first in a two-school race with a time of 4:58.78. Senior Hannah Beck, junior Madison Juhl, senior Emma Holden and senior Katherine Holden swam legs.
The Warriors ended up with 196 points on the final tally with the host school in second (168) and Marist in third (29).
Juhl had a pair of second-place finishes individually in the 50 freestyle (31.20) and 100 freestyle (1:12.26). Neelands was the runner-up in the 200 freestyle (2:23.00) and Donovan took second in the 200 individual medley (2:53.57).
Third-place finishes were turned in by sophomore Kateri Pindell in the 50 freestyle (32.05), Katherine Holden in the 100 butterfly (1:35.96) and Beck in the 100 freestyle (1:12.66).
Philomath’s A and B teams both finished among the top three in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. Donovan, Pindell, Weeber and Neelands finished second in the 200 medley in 2:19.85. Juhl, Hanna McDaniel, sophomore Carlota Pastor Infantes and sophomore Brooke McDaniel were third in 2:36.92.
In the 200 freestyle relay, Weeber, Neelands, Beck and Donovan placed second (2:03.10) and senior Vanessa Wyroslawski, Pastor Infantes, sophomore Natalee Barton and senior Grace Bennett were third (2:26.33).
Philomath’s boys had one victory and finished third in the team results with 112 points behind Newport (195) and Marist (133).
Senior Carrson Hirte had a first-place showing in the 200 IM with a win of nearly 7 seconds over the runner-up in 2:14.41. Hirte also competed in the 500 freestyle for the first time this season and finished third in 5:23.56.
Senior Kellen Houchin had a couple of top-three finishes at the meet with second in the 100 butterfly (1:06.86) and third in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.71).
Philomath’s 400 freestyle relay was second with junior Henry Katsikis, sophomore Emmitt Gaskey, freshman Cameron McLennan and senior Micah Matthews with a time of 4:18.63. The 200 freestyle of Houchin, junior Marshall Morrison, Matthews and Hirte placed third in 1:47.25.
The PHS swim teams are scheduled to compete again at 10 a.m. Saturday in the District Sprint Meet at Albany Community Pool.