BEAVERTON -- Propelled by its dominance in the relays, Lake Oswego ended Jesuit's six-year reign in the OSAA/OnPoint Community Credit Union 6A swimming championships Saturday at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center.
The Lakers won the 200-yard medley relay and 200 freestyle relay and finished second in the 400 freestyle relay to finish with 97.5 points, outscoring Jesuit (72), Lakeridge (71) and Sunset (59) for their first title since 1994.
“I didn't want to do the points ahead of time, but I knew we had a chance if they all swam well,” Lake Oswego coach Geoff Marsden said. “I knew there was something with them this year. Two years ago, there was something there, so I knew this year something special could happen. But not this special.”
The 200 freestyle relay was the highlight for the Lakers. Seniors Steven Peng and Lincoln Buckner, junior Tylor Kim and senior Donyun Kim set an OSAA meet record by winning in 1:25.00. They blew away the previous record of 1:26.08, set by McMinnville in 1998.
“I knew they had one of the top times and they'd do really well, but that was pretty unbelievable,” Marsden said. “They've been doing it for a while, so they knew what they could do.”
Mountain View junior Diggory Dillingham (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle) and Jesuit junior Diego Nosack (200 IM, 500 freestyle) won two events apiece.
Dillingham, a transfer who competed in Iowa as a freshman and North Carolina as a sophomore, was a threat to go after the OSAA meet record in the 50 freestyle.
He entered with the No. 2 time in the nation for 18-and-under at 19.52 but finished in 20.78, well off the OSAA mark of 20.18 (Casey McEuen, Lebanon, 2018). He won the 100 freestyle by more than one second in 46.13.
“On the 50, I was trying out a new start to really practice it for the bigger meets later this year,” Dillingham said. “And I kind of slipped on the wall. So I probably could've gone a 19 if I didn't try new things.
“I wish I could've gone faster. But I'm still happy getting medals.”
Nosack entered the meet within striking distance of the OSAA meet record in the 200 IM (1:48.01, Van Matthias, Beaverton, 2018). But he finished in 1:48.79, off his qualifying time of 1:48.52.
He also had designs on the OSAA meet record in the 500 freestyle (4:25.21, Cameron Stitt, Sunset, 2013) but came up three seconds short in 4:28.20.
“Based on how I swam last week, I felt pretty good about it,” Nosack said. “It would have been better to get that, but I've got another year.”
Nelson, the new Happy Valley school, got individual titles from sophomore Mason Hopper (100 butterfly) and junior Quinlan Gould (100 backstroke). Hopper became the school's first champion.
“I'm super excited that I got it,” Hopper said. “I feel like we've got a lot of potential. We've got a lot of good people coming up, and I think throughout the next few years we're going to do really good.”
Other individual winners were Sunset senior Kevin Park (200 freestyle) and Lakeridge senior Andrew Huang (100 breaststroke).
Catlin Gabel stopped Newport's three-year run of championships in the small-school meet Saturday night.
The Eagles got individual titles from junior Akira Van de Groenendahl (100 backstroke) and sophomore Hodge Dauler (500 freestyle) and won the 400 freestyle relay. They scored 53 points to outpace Newport (39), St. Mary's (36) and Madras (27) for their first title since 2015.
It was the second individual title for Van de Groenendahl, who won the 200 IM in 2020.
St. Mary's senior Asa Frisbee set a small-school meet record in the 200 freestyle. His time of 1:41.71 beat the old mark of 1:42.11, set by North Bend's Kevin Waller in 2011. Frisbee also won the 100 freestyle.
North Valley senior Carson Washburn and La Grande senior Glenn Ricker repeated their 2020 titles in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, respectively. Cove senior Tim Koza won the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke.
Fay Lustria, who helped lead Jesuit to team titles in 2019 and 2020 before transferring to Westview as a senior, was the catalyst for the Wildcats winning their first championship since a four-peat from 2005 to 2008.
The UCLA-bound Lustria picked up her second title in the 100 butterfly and won the 200 IM. She also swam legs on the winning 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.
Westview scored 94 points to beat Lake Oswego (74.5), Jesuit (54) and Lincoln (49).
“Totally new culture and totally new people,” Lustria said of Westview. “I really appreciate Jesuit and everything they've done for me, but I guess being part of something new and building that up … means so much. It makes me feel better as a contributor to the team.”
Lustria recorded personal bests in the 200 IM (2:00.36) and 100 butterfly (54.22).
“I hadn't dropped in those since sophomore year, so being able to touch the wall and have two All-American times and best times, and state titles, I was like, 'Wow, that's actually one of the most incredible days.'”
Lustria was joined by senior Quinn Katayama-Stall, junior Elaine Lee and sophomore Stephanie Lee in the 200 medley relay and by Stephanie Lee, junior Alice Yueh and Katayama-Stall on the 400 freestyle relay.
“My teammates are just amazing,” Lustria said. “They lifted me up and helped me push myself, and pushed Westview as a team. We just needed so much to finish it off.”
Senior Hazel Derr became Jefferson's first individual girls champion since 1957 by winning the 100 backstroke.
“That's pretty exciting,” said Derr, who won four medals as a freshman and sophomore. “I'm the only girl for my team, so it feels really good to represent them.”
The UC Santa Barbara-bound Derr, who swims for Portland Aquatic Club, entered as the top seed in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke. She bounced back from finishing fourth in the 100 freestyle to win the 100 backstroke by .56 seconds over the 2020 champion, St. Mary's Academy senior Anna Rauchholz.
“I didn't feel super prepared for the first race, and I was real nervous definitely going in as the top seed,” Derr said. “But I'm glad I was able to kind of shake it off in the first race, and I feel like this race went better. The backstroke is definitely my specialty.”
Jesuit sophomore Sydney Wilson had a similar outcome as the top seed in two events. She finished second to Grant senior Quinn Brown by .26 seconds in the 200 freestyle but defeated Brown by 2.75 seconds to win the 500 freestyle. Wilson set a half-second PR in the 500 freestyle.
“Our 200 was an amazing race,” Wilson said. “Quinn's an amazing swimmer. In the 500, I just went out there to swim my best time. That's kind of where I wanted to go.”
Freshman Kamryn Meskill won the the 50 freestyle to claim the first title for Caldera, the new Bend school.
“It's such an honor. I'm really, really happy,” said Meskill, who also was runner-up in the 100 freestyle. “We had such a great turnout this year, and we're just going to keep growing and growing as a team. Hopefully we'll get a lot of people here by the next year or so.”
Meskill finished in 23.80, breaking 24 seconds for the first time.
“That's been my goal for a long time,” Meskill said.
Sunset senior Hannah Trainer won the 100 freestyle and Lincoln senior Katherine Adams won the 100 breaststroke.
Sweet Home finished first in seven events, including two relays, to run away with its fourth small-school title since 2016 on Saturday night.
The Huskies got two titles each from seniors Chloe Tyler (100 freestyle, 100 backstroke) and Malia Hewitt (200 IM, 100 breaststroke) and one win from senior Jamie Seward (50 freestyle). They also finished first in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay and placed second in the 400 freestyle relay.
Tyler set the small-school meet record in repeating her 2020 title in the 100 backstroke, finishing in 56.49. Baker senior Brianna Stadler (57.82), who set the previous meet record of 56.64 in 2019, was runner-up Tyler in 57.82.
Sweet Home outscored Catlin Gabel, the 2020 champion, 87-66 for first place. Newport (25) and Henley (18) were next.
Catlin Gabel got two wins from freshman Janie Hanson (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle) and one win from sophomore Adrienne Tam (100 butterfly).