Swimmers rise at Kelso Invitational
Camas and Union girls battle for the league title
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Camas High School girls swimming team creamed the competition at the Kelso Invitational Saturday. The Papermakers won the 15-team meet by 365 points.
Anna Panebianco, Allison Bourquin, Julieann Reed and Sierra Colletto finished in first place for the Papermakers in the 200-meter medley relay with a time of 2 minutes, 3.7 seconds. Colletto, Reed, Panebianco and Brittany Worley grabbed first in the 200 freestyle relay (1:49.99). Panebianco captured first in the 200 individual medley (2:26.65) and the 500 freestyle (5:34.45). Reed earned first in the 100 backstroke (1:03.40) and second in the 50 free (25.84).
"Winning the meet gave us a lot of confidence. The girls swam well and got more district cuts," said head coach Mike Bemis. "Our depth is coming up. We might be one of the biggest teams at districts. How well we do is going to depend on our depth."
The Papermakers only have a few more meets before districts to make their marks. Camas faces Evergreen, Heritage, Mountain View and Union Thursday, at Cascade Fitness Center. Events start at 4 p.m. Camas and Union are both undefeated going into this meet. The winner will be the league champion.