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Hood River Valley Senior Adam Burke swims past Ridgeview and Redmond athletes Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Hood River Aquatic Center.

The Hood River Valley Eagles boys and girls swimmers took on Intermountain Conference teams Ridgeview and Redmond in a double dual meet last Thursday at the Hood River Aquatic Center. The girls came out ahead in both duals: 119-41 against Ridgeview and 139-26 against Redmond.

 For the boys, they lost a close dual with the strong Redmond team 88-80, but came out on top against Ridgeview 99-50.

There was a very close race to start off the individual events of the meet. Madeket Greenleaf won the 200-meter freestyle by 0.06 over Ridgeview’s Aria Mascall. Greenleaf also swam to a second place finish in the 100-meter buterfly.

Sarah Arpag continued her domination of the 100-meter butterfly and 100-meter backstroke events by finishing first in both. Faith Ocheskey won both the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyles to help the girls lead the Eagles to their wins.

Adam Burke won the 400-meter freestyle for the boys and was fifth in the 200-meter freestyle while Olivia Sumerfield won the girls 400-meter freestyle and was third in the 200 individual medley. David Hecksel swam to the win in the 50 freestyle and was second in the 100-meter backstroke.

Clayton Lee was first in the 100-meter butterfly and third in the 200 individual medley while Luke Southall took top honors in the 200-meter freestyle and was second in the 100-meter freestyle. Celilo Brun was second in both the 200-meter individual medley and 100-meter breaststroke while Chloe Bullock swam to second in the 400-meter freestyle. Owen Summersett was second in the 400-meter freestyle and fourth in the 200-meter freestyle while Lillie Tomlinson swam to second place in the 50-meter freestyle and third in the 100-meter freestyle against the Redmond teams. Gavin Hackett was third in the 100-meter butterfly and fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke. Mary Rose Kissinger was third in the 100-meter butterfly, to finish the Eagles’ sweep of that event. Emma Titus was third in both the 200-meter freestyle and 100-meter breaststroke events. Abby McCormack finished third in the 50-meter freestyle and fourth in the 100-meter freestyle while Campbell Keller was fourth in the 200-meter individual medley and third in the 100-meter backstroke. Teddy Parkinson was fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke while Tristin Smith swam to third in the 100-meter freestyle.

The Eagles have one more home dual meet at Hood River Aquatic Center versus The Dalles on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. Seniors from both Hood River and The Dalles will be honored.

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