Westview Pulls Away To Win Their First 6A Swimming State Championship Since 2008

Beaverton — It has been a long time coming for the Westview Wildcats! For the first time since their four-peat back in 2008, the Wildcats returned to the top of the 6A swimming world with a state title on Saturday at the 6A State Championships in Beaverton. Behind a plethora of talent and placings, Westview took home the blue trophy in rather convincing fashion against fellow 6A competition, solidifying their place as the best of Oregon’s big schools. It also moved the Wildcats up to sixth place on the all-time swim championships list in Oregon history.

Westview started the meet with a win in the 200 Yard Medley Relay, topping Lake Oswego and Mountain View to capture the first win of the day. Quinn Brown made some Grant history in winning the 200 Yard Freestyle, bringing the Generals their first individual title since 2005. Jesuit’s Sydney Wilson and Sunset’s Hannah Trainer rounded out the Top 3, with Westview returning to the top of the 200 Yard IM behind Fay Lustria’s all-American 2:00.36 performance. Lincoln’s Katherine Adams also put up an all-American time in 2:01.03 to finish runner-up, Lake Oswego’s Dylan Gustaff took third. After the 200 Yard IM, Westview led with 35 points over Lake Oswego’s 31 points and Jesuit’s 18 points.

In their first state meet in school history, Caldera put up Kamryn Meskill in the 50 Yard Freestyle, and she delivered the first individual title in school history with a 23.80 second swim. Westview’s Stephanie Lee and Central Catholic’s Dalton Sickon took second and third in the event. Lustria would go get another win in the 100 Yard Butterfly, topping Lake Oswego’s AnneMarie Vlaic and South Eugene’s Claire Sheerin to extend Westview’s advantage to 54-39 against Lake Oswego. Sunset picked up an individual title when Hannah Trainer crashed the party to upset Hazel Derr and Kamryn Meskill in the 100 Yard Freestyle, getting the Apollos a dub in the event. Jesuit would find themselves victorious in the 500 Yard Freestyle behind Sydney Wilson’s strong performance, topping Grant’s Quinn Brown and Lake Oswego’s AnneMarie Vlaic. Westview led with 61 points after the 500 Freestyle, holding a comfortable margin over Lake Oswego and Jesuit.

Sunset would return to the top in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, knocking off Bend and Lincoln to get the Apollos their second win of the state meet. Jefferson’s Hazel Derr was denied history in the 100 Yard Freestyle, but she got redemption in the 100 Yard Backstroke, winning the event to become the first individual state champion from Jefferson since 1957. She beat St. Mary’s Academy’s Anna Rauchholz and West Linn’s Maeve DeYoung to accomplish the feat. Fellow PIL school Lincoln would come away victorious in the 100 Yard Breaststroke with Katherine Adams beating Mountain View’s Kinley Wigle and Bend’s Melia Costa to win the event. Entering the last race, Westview had all but wrapped up the state title with 74 points, leading over Lake Oswego’s 58.5 points and Bend/Jesuit’s third-place tie at 46 points.

In what was the perfect ending to a day where they returned to the summit, Westview would cap it off with a dub in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay event, finishing with 94 points to win the 6A state title over Lake Oswego and Jesuit, who finished second and third place respectively. Senior and UCLA commit Fay Lustria capped her high school career with a pair of individual titles in the 200 Yard IM and 100 Yard Butterfly, along with being part of the winning relay teams for Westview. Sophomore Stephanie Lee finished with a runner-up spot in the 50 Yard Freestyle and fifth place in the 100 Yard Freestyle, in addition to participating on both winning relay teams. It was a state meet to remember for the Westview Wildcats, who are once again the queens of 6A swimming after a 12-year drought from the blue trophy!

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