Photo courtesy of Vicki Maddy

Photo courtesy of Vicki Maddy

Renton athletes compete, rank among best in state

Local athletes from Lindbergh, Renton, Hazen and Liberty competed in the state tournaments last week at the Tacoma Dome.

For high school swimmers, wrestlers and gymnasts, the moment they had been waiting all season for arrived last Saturday.

Local athletes from Lindbergh, Renton, Hazen and Liberty competed in the state tournaments.

Boys Swimming

Liberty boys swim team placed second in state with a team score of 241, just eight points shy of the top team in state for the 2A league.

The Lindbergh Eagles placed amongst the top in state at No. 12 with a team score of 65.

Individual Results

The 200 yard medley relay team from Liberty — Alex Nguyen, Brian Kim, Will Wick and Andrew Kim — placed sixth, finishing the relay in 1 minute, 42.34 seconds.

Lindbergh’s relay team — Anthony Vogeler, Conner Donahue, Ian Pogue and Andrew Albrecht — came in 12th in 1:47.56.

Warren Briggs from Liberty finished third in the 200 yard freestyle in a time of 1:42.45.

Also placing for the Patriots was Ian DeVogel in 12th with a time of 1:51.73.

Two Eagles placed in the 200 free — Connor Donahue in 15th with a time of 1:52.50 and Minh Pham in 16th in 1:53.89.

Liberty sophomore Amon Rittenberg placed eighth in the 200 yard IM in a time of 2:03.50.

And fellow teammate Will Wick finished ninth with a time of 2:05.16.

Alex Nguyen also placed for Liberty finishing the 200 IM in 11th with a time of 2:05.92.

During the 50 yard freestyle, Liberty freshman Andrew Kim finished 11th in 22.56.

Liberty diver Ryan Kirschner placed fourth in the 1 meter diving competition Saturday. He scored 306.90 points.

Placing seventh in diving was Lindbergh freshman Dani Khivrenko with a score of 275.30.

Also placing in the top 16 was Lindbergh senior Sul Herrnandez tied at No. 9 with a score of 269.60 and Liberty junior Brian Fitzgerald in the No. 11 spot with a score of 258.65.

Three Patriots placed in the top 16 in the 100 yard butterfly Saturday — Andrew Kim at No. 9 in 53.91, Will Wick at No. 10 in 54.63 and Amon Rittenberg at the No. 12 spot in 55.32.

One swimmer — Liberty sophomore Brian Kim — finished the 100 yard freestyle in ninth place with a final time of 49.27.

Liberty sophomore Warren Briggs finished in second place in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:36.16.

Teammate Ian DeVogel also placed for the Patriots in 11th with a time of 4:56.47.

And Lindbergh sophomore Connor Donahue finished 15th in 5:06.71.

The Liberty 200 yard freestyle relay team — Brian Kim, Milo Larson, Amon Rittenberg and Warren Briggs — finished fifth with a finals time of 1:31.10.

Lindbergh’s relay team — Evan Luttrell, Andrew Albrecht, Ian Pogue and Minh Pham — finished 11th in 1:35.05.

Three Patriots placed in the top 16 of the 100 yard breaststroke. Brian Kim finished fifth in 1:00.04, Alex Nguyen finished 13th in 1:04.19 and Justin Ung recorded a time of 1:04.86 to put him in 14th place.

The Liberty 400 yard freestyle relay team made up of Amon Rittenberg, Andrew Kim, Ian DeVogel and Warren Briggs placed fifth in state with a time of 3:22.05.

The Lindbergh relay team made up of Evan Luttrell, Anthony Vogeler, Connor Donahue and Minh Pham placed ninth overall with a finals time of 3:29.09.

Wrestling

During the 2A Mat Classic, the Lindbergh Eagles finished 35th in state with a team score of 13.

Four spots behind the Eagles were district-member Renton, finishing in 39th place as a team with a score of 10.5.

In the 4A state tournament, the Hazen Highlanders finished 45th with a team score of 3.

Individual Results

In the 285 weight class, Lindbergh junior AJ Sellem placed fifth.

Renton senior John Pham placed seventh in the 106 weight class.

Girls Wrestling

The Eagles girls wrestling team finished 88th in state with a team score of 3.

Gymnastics

During the first day of the 4A state gymnastics meet, Elizabeth Platin from Hazen ranked No. 150 in the all-around with a score of 7.150.

Savanna Beck from Renton placed No. 127 in the 2A all-around with a score of 6.950.

Liberty had two gymnasts place during the all-around portion — Brooke Ury placed 79th with a score of 16.825 and Gabrielle Parrish finished 82nd with a score of 16.500.

On day two, the top gymnasts in the state were determined in the four individual events — bars, beam, floor and vault.

Photo courtesy of Vicki Maddy

Photo courtesy of Vicki Maddy

Photo courtesy of Vicki Maddy

Photo courtesy of Vicki Maddy

(From left to right) Tahoma coach Randi Schorzman, gymnasts Elsie Rochleau, Hayley Rayburn and Emma Rochleau and coach Erica Bonthuis pose for a photo during the weekend’s state meet. Courtesy photo

(From left to right) Tahoma coach Randi Schorzman, gymnasts Elsie Rochleau, Hayley Rayburn and Emma Rochleau and coach Erica Bonthuis pose for a photo during the weekend’s state meet. Courtesy photo

Photo by Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter

Photo by Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter

Photo by Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter

Photo by Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter

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