Wolves swim to fourth place finish in season opener

The South Kitsap High School boys swim team opened its season Saturday at the Foss Relays in Tacoma. The Wolves placed fourth out of six teams.

Individually, SK junior Chris Smith placed second in the 200-meter freestyle (2:00.97) and fifth in the 100-meter butterfly (1:01.52).

Smith’s younger brother Cory, a freshman, took fourth in the 500-meter freestyle (5:29.53) and fourth in the 100-meter backstroke (1:02.98).

Freshman Greg Mercer took finished third in the 200-meter IM (2:12.85), and fourth in the 100 breastroke (1:12.12).

John Judge enjoyed a third-place finish in the 100-meter IM (1:03.59) and took second in the 50-meter backstroke (30.34).

Ted Boles added a fourth-place finish in the 50 free (25.57), and Andy Knowlton was second in the 50-meter fly (27.85) and fourth in the 100-meter freestyle (55.51).

Jens Hocke earned a third-place finish in the 50-meter breaststroke (33.79).

In relay events, the SK team of Cory Smith, Greg Meller, Nick Dargel, and Brand Kingsbury took fourth in the 200-meter freestyle relay (1:47.72).

In the 200-meter freestyle relay, Boles, Knowlton, Judge, and Kevin Kirby placed third (1:40.82).

Knowlton, Judge, Chris Smith, and Boles teamed up in the 400-meter freestyle relay to take third.

In junior varsity action the 200-meter freestyle relay of William George, Jens Hocke, Lonnie Johnson, and Drew Pearson took fourth (1:55.28).

In the 50-meter free Kirby placed ninth (26.54), followed by Eddington (10th, 26.81), Johnson (12th, 27.13), and Evan Brumfield (19th, 27.91).

Schools participating included Wilson, Port Angeles, Gig Harbor, Stadium, and host Foss.

The Wolves hosted Port Angeles yesterday to open Narrows League play and travel to Bremerton tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.

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