PHS swim teams beat Kennedy, Junction City

The Philomath High School swim teams swept duals on Tuesday over Kennedy and Junction City. The Warrior boys beat Kennedy, 74-12, and Junction City, 75-14. In the girls’ competition, Philomath was a 105-33 winner over Kennedy and a 117-10 winner over Junction City.

Individually, Kellen Houchin won two individual events and was involved in one of the most exciting races of the day. Houchin swam against only teammates in the 200-yard individual medley and won with a time of 2:43.94. In the 100 breaststroke, Houchin edged teammate Caleb Matthews by a half-second with a time of 1:19.28.

Other winners included Carrson Hirte in the 50 freestyle (25.82) and Caleb Matthews in the 100 freestyle (1:03.12).

All three of the boys’ relays were uncontested with only Philomath entries. McLennan, Houchin, Hirte and Caleb Matthews had a time of 1:58.91 in the 200 medley relay. Braedon Littrell, Marshall Morrison, Micah Matthews and McLennan completed the 200 freestyle relay in 2:02.28. In the 400 freestyle relay, Hirte, Houchin, Caleb Matthews and McLennan finished in 4:09.62.

Audrey Davis won two events in the girls’ competition with her performances in the 200 freestyle (2:25.68) and the 500 freestyle (6:27.85). Other individual winners for the Warriors included Kaeleigh Houchin in the 200 individual medley (3:18.41), Allison Neelands in the 100 freestyle (1:11.53) and Melia Morton in the 100 breaststroke (1:25.37). Katherine Holden was the lone entry in the 100 butterfly (1:37.41).

Audrey Davis
Audrey Davis (Photo by Logan Hannigan-Downs/Philomath News)

The 200 medley relay won in 2:24.91 with Ophelia Katsikis, Davis, Morton and Ruth Cropp. The 200 freestyle relay was first in 2:08.25 with Morton, Emma Holden, Davis and Neelands, beating Kennedy’s foursome by more than 10 seconds. The 400 freestyle relay swam unchallenged and came in with a time of 5:45.09 with Katsikis, Phoebe Coen, Madison Juhl and Houchin.

In results from late last week, Philomath went up against Lebanon on Friday in a virtual meet but merged results were not available, only times for the local athletes. For a rundown of PHS times in each event, see below.


PHS Swim Duals
Tuesday, June 1, at Philomath HS

BOYS
Dual Meet Scoring
Philomath 74, Kennedy 12; Philomath 75, Junction City 14; Junction City 20, Kennedy 12.
Winners & PHS Results
200 Medley Relay
1. Philomath (Ophelia Katsikis, Audrey Davis, Melia Morton, Ruth Cropp), 2:24.91
2. Philomath B (Emma Holden, Emery Boutilier, Grace Bennett, Katherine Holden), 2:47.31
200 Freestyle
1. Audrey Davis, Philomath, 2:25.68
2. Emma Holden, Philomath, 2:48.19
3. Ruth Cropp, Philomath, 2:58.16
200 Individual Medley
1. Kaeleigh Houchin, Philomath, 3:18.41
2. Allison Neelands, Philomath, 3:28.91
3. Katherine Holden, Philomath, 3:48.56
50 Freestyle
1. Nora Brenden, Kennedy, 30.82
4. Ruth Cropp, Philomath, 32.84
6. Grace Bennett, Philomath, 34.68
7. Ophelia Katsikis, Philomath, 36.00
8. Madison Juhl, Philomath, 37.00
9. Emery Boutilier, Philomath, 38.19
100 Butterfly
1. Katherine Holden, Philomath, 1:37.41
100 Freestyle
1. Allison Neelands, Philomath, 1:11.53
5. Grace Bennett, Philomath, 1:22.84
6. Madison Juhl, Philomath, 1:28.44
9. Phoebe Coen, Philomath, 1:35.87
500 Freestyle
1. Audrey Davis, Philomath, 6:27.85
2. Emma Holden, Philomath, 7:36.84
200 Freestyle Relay
1. Philomath (Melia Morton, Emma Holden, Audrey Davis, Allison Neelands), 2:08.25
3. Philomath B (Grace Bennett, Phoebe Coen, Kaeleigh Houchin, Emery Boutilier), 2:31.22
100 Backstroke
1. Nora Brenden, Kennedy, 1:18.69
2. Ophelia Katsikis, Philomath, 1:26.44
3. Phoebe Coen, Philomath, 2:06.35
100 Breaststroke
1. Melia Morton, Philomath, 1:25.37
2. Kaeleigh Houchin, Philomath, 1:32.10
3. Emery Boutilier, Philomath, 1:40.78
400 Freestyle Relay
1. Philomath (Ophelia Katsikis, Phoebe Coen, Madison Juhl, Kaeleigh Houchin), 5:45.09
GIRLS
Dual Meet Scoring
Philomath 105, Kennedy 33; Philomath 117, Junction City 10; Kennedy 46, Junction City 10.
Winners & PHS Results
200 Medley Relay
1. Philomath (Eli McLennan, Kellen Houchin, Carrson Hirte, Caleb Matthews), 1:58.91
200 Freestyle
No results reported
200 Individual Medley
1. Kellen Houchin, Philomath, 2:43.94
2. Micah Matthews, Philomath, 2:55.78
50 Freestyle
1. Carrson Hirte, Philomath, 25.82
2. Eli McLennan, Philomath, 26.13
5. Marshall Morrison, Philomath, 38.66
100 Butterfly
1. Cameron Miller, Kennedy, 59.35
100 Freestyle
1. Caleb Matthews, Philomath, 1:03.12
2. Braedon Littrell, Philomath, 1:08.28
4. Marshall Morrison, Philomath, 1:25.16
500 Freestyle
No results reported
200 Freestyle Relay
1. Philomath (Braedon Littrell, Marshall Morrison, Micah Matthews, Eli McLennan), 2:02.28
100 Backstroke
1. Cameron Miller, Kennedy, 1:02.37
2. Carrson Hirte, Philomath, 1:04.28
3. Eli McLennan, Philomath, 1:05.28
4. Micah Matthews, Philomath, 1:23.71
100 Breaststroke
1. Kellen Houchin, Philomath, 1:19.28
2. Caleb Matthews, Philomath, 1:19.78
3. Braedon Littrell, Philomath, 1:39.91
400 Freestyle Relay
1. Philomath (Carrson Hirte, Kellen Houchin, Caleb Matthews, Eli McLennan), 4:09.62

Philomath vs. Lebanon
Friday, May 28 (Virtual Meet)

BOYS
Team Scoring
Merged results not available
PHS Results
200 Medley Relay
Ophelia Katsikis, Audrey Davis, Melia Morton, Allison Neelands, 2:21.81
Emma Holden, Emery Boutilier, Grace Bennett, Phoebe Coen), 2:50.72
200 Freestyle
Audrey Davis, 2:22.72
Ruth Cropp, 2:56.53
Grace Bennett, 3:20.62
200 Individual Medley
Katherine Holden, 3:41.28
50 Freestyle
Melia Morton, 29.47
Allison Neelands, 31.41
Ophelia Katsikis, 35.71
Emery Boutilier, 37.66
Madison Juhl, 41.00
100 Butterfly
Katherine Holden, 1:41.72
100 Freestyle
Allison Neelands, 1:10.85
Kaeleigh Houchin, 1:17.40
Ruth Cropp, 1:17.59
Phoebe Coen, 1:33.41
500 Freestyle
No results reported
200 Freestyle Relay
Allison Neelands, Ruth Cropp, Audrey Davis, Melia Morton, 2:06.44
Madison Juhl, Emery Boutilier, Katherine Holden, Kaeleigh Houchin, 2:28.25
100 Backstroke
Ophelia Katsikis, 1:25.47
Madison Juhl, 1:59.43
100 Breaststroke
Melia Morton, 1:23.68
Audrey Davis, 1:27.59
Kaeleigh Houchin, 1:33.57
Emery Boutilier, 1:46.10
Phoebe Coen, 2:07.91
400 Freestyle Relay
Ruth Cropp, Ophelia Katsikis, Katherine Holden, Kaeleigh Houchin, 5:19.75
GIRLS
Team Scoring
Merged results not available
Winners & PHS Results
200 Medley Relay
Eli McLennan, Kellen Houchin, Carrson Hirte, Caleb Matthews, 1:59.28
200 Freestyle
No results reported
200 Individual Medley
Kellen Houchin, 2:40.69
Micah Matthews, 3:00.62
50 Freestyle
Carrson Hirte, 25.31
Eli McLennan, 26.22
Caleb Matthews, 27.63
Marshall Morrison, 36.75
100 Butterfly
Braedon Littrell, 1:33.35
100 Freestyle
Marshall Morrison, 1:25.09
500 Freestyle
No results reported
200 Freestyle Relay
Carrson Hirte, Caleb Matthews, Eli McLennan, Kellen Houchin, 1:49.31
100 Backstroke
Eli McLennan, 1:04.97
100 Breaststroke
Carrson Hite, 1:17.94
Kellen Houchin, 1:18.00
Caleb Matthews, 1:21.25
Micah Matthews, 1:25.56
Braedon Littrell, 1:34.47
400 Freestyle Relay
Micah Matthews, Marshall Morrison, Braedon Littrell, Carrson Hirte, 4:45.13

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