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Laker swimmers cruise past Newberg

Lake Oswego flexes its muscles in its first league dual meet

SETH GORDON - Lake Oswego's Claire Cranch scored a win in the 200 individual medley to help the Laker girls to a victory over Newberg in last week's opening league dual meet.The Lake Oswego swim teams had a strong opening league dual meet last week. Taking on a strong team from Newberg, the Laker boys won 101-71 while the girls won 126-44.

The boys won the majority of their events and their depth helped knock off a large and fast Newberg squad.

The Lakers got off to a very strong start by placing first and second in the medley relay.

Lake Oswego picked up its first individual win in the 200 individual medley where Ryan Sklar won in a time of 2:04.25, touching out Newberg's top performer by less than a second.

In the 50 freestyle, Jordan Leis won by 12 hundredths of a second in a time of 23.03. That was promptly followed by Sklar's second victory of the day, this time in the 100 butterfly in 55.69 seconds.

Doug Heymann and Leis would take second and third in the 100 freestyle and Heymann was then quickly back in the pool where he won the 500 freestyle in 5:31.22.

Lake Oswego would wrap up the meet with a victory in the 400 freestyle relay as well.

In the girls event, the Lakers were dominant, winning every event on the evening, including an impressive 1-2-3 finish in the 400 freestyle relay.

Alyssa Gustaff got the Lakers started with a win in the 200 freestyle in 2:02.73.

Claire Cranch would followed with a victory in the 200 IM in a time of 2:20.17.

In the 50 freestyle, Yifan Mao won by more than a second in a time of 25.11. She would also win the 100 freestyle just two races later.

Madison Richardson would cruise to a win in the 100 butterfly in 1:02.49 before Cranch picked up her second win of the meet in the 100 breaststroke.