CHS swimmers clinch first at Kelso Invite

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The Papermaker boys swimmers racked up 844.5 points and captured first place at Saturday’s 12-team Kelso Invitational.

Camas swept all three relay races. John Utas, Ian Ulmer, Lucas Ulmer and Nick Kabel set a state qualifying time of 1 minute, 32.91 seconds in the 200-meter freestyle relay. Ian Ulmer, Yraceburu, Trent Harimoto and Xiangyang Yan won the 200 medley relay (1:49.75). Kabel, Kasey Calwell, Ian Ulmer and Lucas Ulmer won the 400 freestyle relay (3:27.52).

Lucas Ulmer also clinched first place in the 100 backstroke with a state qualifying time of 56.16 seconds. Yraceburu earned first in the 100 breastroke (1:05.06).

The Papermakers had several top-six placers in each event. Utas grabbed second place in the 200 individual medley, and Nick Langer, Yan and Seth Albert followed in fourth, fifth and sixth. Lucas Ulmer, Harimoto and Calwell clinched second, third and fourth in the 100 butterfly.

Camas also had a second foursome finish third in the 200 medley relay. Those swimmers were Joey Stitzel, Calwell, Utas and Langer.

Kabel took third in the 50 and the 100 freestyle races. Calwell was fourth in the 50 free and Ian Ulmer was fifth in the 100 free. Max Urbanek, Utas and Jeffrey Lee snagged third, fourth and fifth in the 100 backstroke. Yang and Griffin King finished fourth and fifth in the 500 freestyle. Ian Ulmer and Nick Panebianco placed fourth and fifth in the 100 breaststroke.

On Thursday in Longview, the Papermakers defeated Mark Morris 115-55 and R.A. Long 140-8. Lucas Ulmer, Yraceburu, Kabel and Tyler Travis kicked off the event for Camas by winning the 200 medley relay with a state qualifying time of 1:44.48.

Lucas Ulmer also clinched first in the 100 butterfly, second in the 500 freestyle and helped Ian Ulmer, Calwell and Yraceburu win the 400 freestyle relay. Kabel and Calwell took first and second in the 50 freestyle.

The Papermakers host Skyview and Fort Vancouver Wednesday, and Mountain View and Union Wednesday, Jan. 18, at LaCamas Swim & Sport. Both meets start at 4 p.m.