Eha, Purwins, Segall earn 4A district swim titles




Hanna Eha won two events, and Jax Purwins and Bailey Segall of Camas also claimed district titles at the 4A bi-district swim meet in Kelso.

District 4 combined with District 5. Hanford won the meet with 279 points over Walla Walla (232). Camas was fourth at 197.

Eha won the 200 individual medley (2:12.67) ahead of her sister Hallie (2:15.79) and the 100 breaststroke ahead of Union’s Avery Gunderson (1:08.78). Top-two finishers were assured of berths to next week’s state meet.

Purwins won the diving with 444.75 points with Camas teammate Irelyn McGee (369.20) finishing second. Segall won the 100 butterfly (1:00.52). Union’s Abby Crowson was second in the 100 backstroke to earn a state berth.

3A bi-district — Mountain View junior Sruthi Ravi qualified for state in the 50-yard freestyle, 100 backstroke and two relays. She won the 100 back in 1:00.45 and was on the winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams.

Mountain View sophomore Emily Ipe qualified for state by winning the 200 free (2:07.49) and placing second in the 500 free, and was also on the 400 free relay.

Other Mountain View event winners included Shu-Ting Jones in the 100 butterfly, and Samantha Foster in the 100 breaststroke. Foster and Jones were also on both winning relays. Kaitlyn Wolfe anchored the 200 medley win.

Prairie qualified for state in the 200 free relay by placing second. Brooke Coen, Ella Limberg, Lillian Lorenz and Savannah Perkins posted a time of 1:56.85.

2A district — La Center’s Hailey Grotte and Columbia River’s Kara Noftsker were local district champions at the 2A meet in Olympia.

Grotte won the 50 free in 24.08 seconds ahead of teammate Bryanna Ungs (25.88) and Columbia River’s Makena Wilcox (26.11).

Grotte won the 100 free in 52.26 ahead of Noftsker (53.25). Washougal’s Charlotte Baker placed fourth to earn a state berth.

Noftsker won the 200 freestyle in 1:55.75.

Others clinching state berths were Columbia River’s Elizabeth Lujano (200 IM, 100 breast), Wilcox (50 free, 100 fly), Madisyn Morin (500 free), Washougal’s Lily Seitz (200 IM), Baker (100 back) and Kaylyn Schmid (100 breast), and Hockinson’s Anna Carson (500 free).

Columbia River finished second behind Aberdeen in the team standings.