La Grande wins meet

Chad Lauer gets off the starting block in a hurry for the butterfly leg of the boy's 18-and-under 200-yard medley relay. Lauer had a pair of third-place finishes, swimming the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:19.45 and the 200-yard individual medley in 2:48.13, and finished in sixth place in the 100-yard freestyle. Eagle Photos/Tim Adams

JOHN DAY - There were 237 swimmers from seven Eastern Oregon teams on hand to test their skills in in the waters of Gleason Pool for the annual John Day Sea Dragons Invitational swim meet Saturday and Sunday, July 31 to Aug. 1.

The La Grande Swim Club scored 558 points to win the team championship, with the Prineville Swim Team second with 383.

The John Day Sea Dragons finished in sixth-place overall with 204 points, but finished second in the girl's 18-and-under team score and placed third in the 12-and-under combined score, the boy's 12-and-under team score, the 18-and under combined score and the 15-18-year-old girl's team score.

In relays, the girl's 200-yard freestyle team of Cheyenne Valade, Bree Myers, Brenna Caughlin and Natasha Holmstrom won the event in a time of 1:56.86.

The quartet also finished second in the 200-yard medley relay for 18-and under girls in a time of 2:16.89.

The boy's 8-and-under 100-yard medley relay team comprised of Lane Woodcock, Dylan Powell, Dalton Reimers and Matthew Cloyd were also winners with a time of 2:34.90.

Reimers, Powell and Woodcock teamed with Ian Humbird to finish second in the 100-yard freestyle relay with a 2:02.53 time, and Linsey Courtney, Ashleigh Sampley, Natasha Cloyd and Shantel Klenski placed second in the girl's 10-and-under 100-yard medley relay with a time of 1:38.84.

Finishing third in relay events were Bill Sevey, Daniel DesJardin, Lincoln Mosier and Bret Lauer at 2:19.67 in the boy's 14-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay, and Jessica Bentley, Dayle Bentley, Laci Powell and Jonna Porter in the girl's 14-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay.

Ian Humbird, Mosier, Jake Waldner and Cole Hawkins placed fourth in the boy's 12-and-under 200-yard freestyle relay, and the team of Porter, Alcina Cloyd, Jessica Bentley and Powell were fourth in the 14-and-under girl's 200-yard medley relay.

In individual events, Reimers heated up Gleason Pool with blistering time of 31.87 to win the gold medal in the boy's 8-and-under 25-yard breaststroke. He also finished fifth in the 50-yard freestyle with teammate Humbird sixth, and came in in sixth in the 25-yard backstroke.

Trent Sohr placed second in the 9-10-year-old 50-yard breaststroke in a time of 46.31 and JT Sohr was second in the 100-yard breaststroke for 15-18-year-old boys with a 1:22.41 clocking.

Chad Lauer had a pair of third-place finishes in the 15-18-year-old boys division swimming the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:19.45 and the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:48.13, and finished in sixth place in the 100-yard freestyle.

Tanner Wilson placed third in the 9-10-year-old 50-yard backstroke event in a time of 51.63.

Logan Delano captured fourth place in the 9-10-year-old 50-yard butterfly and was sixth in the 100-yard individual medley.

Ian Humbird, Stuart Mosier, Jake Waldner and Cole Hawkins were fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay for 12-and-under boys, and Waldner rounded out the boy's score card with a pair of sixth-place finishes in the 50-yard butterfly and the 100-yard individual medley for 11-12-year-old boys.

For the Sea Dragon girls, Holmstrom had a pair of third-place finishes in the 100-yard freestyle (1:03.80) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:18.90) for 15-18-year-old girls, with teammate Bree Myers finishing sixth and fourth respectively in the events. She was also fourth in the 200-yard individual medley where Holmstrom finished sixth.

Holmstrom also placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle with Myers coming in fifth.

Powell also had a pair of third-place finishes in the 100-yard individual medley and the 100-yard freestyle with times of 1:22.77 and 1:12.80 for 11-12-year-old girls and was also fourth in the 50-yard butterfly.

Bentley was sixth in the 100-yard freestyle.

Powell and Bentley teamed with Jonna Porter and Alcina Cloyd to finish fourth in the 200-yard medley relay and Auna Waldner, Courtney, Gabriella Newman and Cherise Holmstrom placed fourth in the 8-and-under 100-yard freestyle relay.

Courtney also teamed with Chantel DesJardin, Megan Lane and MacKenzie Woodcock to finish in sixth-place in the 200-yard medley relay.

Valade was third in the 50-yard freestyle for 13-14-year-old girls with a clocking of 29.12, placed fifth in the 100-yard freestyle and sixth in the 200-yard individual medley.

Cherise Holmstrom was fourth in the 8-and-under 25-yard freestyle and fifth in the 25-yard backstroke, Ashleigh Sampley was sixth in the 100-yard individual medley for 9-10-year-olds, and Brenna Caughlin completed the girls scoring with sixth-place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke events for 15-18-year-old girls.

The Sea Dragons will close out what has been a successful season at the Cascade East District meet this weekend.

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