Swimmers tune up for districts at Albany meet

Sweet Home’s swimmers began to focus on the district meet Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Albany Sprint Meet, a non-scoring invitational that included all the teams that will be in the district meet.

The Husky girls posted six first-place finishes, including both the 200 Medley and 200 Freestyle relays. Larry Coulter was the lone winner for the boys, in the 100 Intermediate Medley.

Coach Doug Peargin said the meet gives teams a chance to swim in the South Albany pool, where districts will be held on Feb. 11, and to survey the field.

“All the teams in the district are invited to this meet, so it gives our kids an opportunity to take a look at what they’ll be facing at district,” Peargin said. “We’re swimming our kids in a lot of different events throughout the season. This should give us the ability to figure out their best events when District comes up.”

Peargin said the Huskies “swam real well” at the meet and will be tailing off their workouts from twice to once a day in the next week to rest up for Districts.

Albany Sprint Invitational

Sweet Home Girls Results

200 Medley Relay – First Place (Sarah Rosa, Korina Thompson, Justine Calhoon, Ashlee Flanagan) 2:11.37; Third Place (Katie Jones, Dani Birky, Nicole Martin, Jessica Trautwein) 2:12.57. 200 Freestyle – (2) Ashlee Flanagan 2:17.86. 100 IM – (1) Dani Birky 1:11.79; (6) Katie Jones 1:17.44. 50 Butterfly – (1) Sarah Rosa 30:46; (2) Nicole Martin 31:13. 100 Freestyle – (3) Justine Calhoon 1:02.71; (5) Nicole Martin 1:03.85. 500 Freestyle – (4) Katie Jones 6:49.01. 50 Backstroke – (1) Jessica Trautwein 32.83. 50 Breaststroke – (1) Justine Calhoon 34.72. 200 Freestyle Relay – First Place (Jessica Trautwein, Ashlee Flanagan, Sarah Rosa, Dani Birky) 1:52.59.

Sweet Home Boys Results

200 Medley Relay – Fourth Place (Larry Colter, Cole Stumbaugh, Brinden Sanders, Anthony Ertsgaard) 2:00.24. 200 Freestyle – (2) Jonathan Lemar 2:09.36; (6) James Davis 2:23.86. 100 IM – (1) Larry Coulter 1:05.53. 50 Freestyle – (3) Cole Stumbaugh 25.12. 50 Butterfly – (6) Brinden Sanders. 100 Freestyle – (5) Anthony Ertsgaard 57.55. 500 Freestyle – (4) Jonathan Lemar 6:03.29. 200 Freestyle Relay – Fourth Place (Larry Coulter, James Davis, Brinden Sanders, Peter VanDerlip 1:48.20; Fifth Place (Cole Stumbaugh, Higor Martinez, Anthony Ertsgaard, Shawn Adams) 1:49.13.