Individually, senior Melia Morton won two events with first in both the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Interestingly, she won both races by 0.37 of a second with a time of 29.35 in the 50 free and 1:22.38 in the 100 breaststroke.
Sophomore Emma Holden won the 200 freestyle in 2:51.41. Senior Audrey Davis swam a 6:33.81 to win the 500 freestyle. Junior Ophelia Katsikis was the 100 backstroke winner in 1:26.09.
In the relays, the girls’ 200 freestyle had a winning effort with Morton, senior Ruth Cropp, sophomore Allison Neelands and Davis coming in with a time of 2:03.50. The 400 freestyle relay also won with junior Kaeleigh Houchin, Cropp, Katsikis and Neelands finishing in 5:18.38.
For the boys, sophomore Carrson Hirte was a double-winner while showing his skill range with victories in the 50 freestyle and 500 freestyle. In the sprint, he won in 25.94 seconds, over a second faster than the runner-up. Hirte swam unopposed in the 500 free.
Senior Eli McLennan won the 100 backstroke comfortably in 1:05.44. Sophomore Kellen Houchin took first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:17.94. Sophomore Micah Matthews swam alone in the 200 freestyle and came in with a time of 2:57.97.
The boys took first in the 200 freestyle relay with senior Caleb Matthews, Houchin, Hirte and McLennan each swimming legs. They came in with a time of 1:47.75.
Overall, the boys won six of the 11 races in a close contest with the opponent.
Philomath is scheduled to participate in a virtual meet on Friday against Lebanon.
Philomath-Salem Academy Dual Tuesday, May 25, at Clemens Community Pool, Philomath HS BOYS
Philomath 67, Salem Academy 66
Winners & PHS Results
200 Medley Relay
1. Salem Academy (Cody Manning, Tyler Palanuk, Austyn Shelton, Connor Benson), 2:00.81