The Philomath High School boys and girls swim teams together qualified in five events for this week’s Class 4A/3A/2A/1A State Championships in Beaverton based on times at last weekend’s district meet.
Warriors senior Carrson Hirte qualified in both the 100-yard backstroke and 200 individual medley. In the 100 backstroke, Hirte is seeded third based on his district time of 55.95 seconds. Hirte is seeded sixth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:07.07.
Also for the boys, the 200 medley relay of Hirte, senior Kellen Houchin, freshman Cameron McLennan and junior Henry Katsikis made it into the state meet field with a time of 1:54.70, which was good as the No. 8 seed.
Philomath’s girls qualified sophomore Kyah Weeber in two events — the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM. Weeber will compete in Beaverton as the No. 12 seed in both of those events based on times of 1:19.78 in the breaststroke and 2:37.94 in the individual medley. Weeber snuck into the field in the 200 IM after an athlete with a faster time scratched.
The number of qualifiers in each event is limited to 12 with the four district champions plus eight at-large entries based on their times.
The state meet begins at 9 a.m. Friday and 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center (15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton).