Kelso, WA — The Camas Papermaker Boys Swim team defeated the Union Titans 100-65 Tuesday night.
It’s a sport of numbers, seconds, tenths of seconds and even though Union won five events, including two relays, they didn’t have the sheer numbers to defeat Camas.
Union dominated the first event, the 200 Medley Relay (1:38.15) with powerhouse swimmers Owen Robertson, Steven Empey, Alex Wahlman, and Sammy Empey, a Jr. National athlete.
Sammy Empey won the second event, the 200 Free in a four-man heat with Papermaker Nathan Kim placing second.
Papermaker James Crawford won the 200 IM (2:03.30).
Mountain View’s Owen Wong won the 50 Free (:22.15).
Sammy Empey earned another victory in a brilliantly executed 100 Fly (50.26) with Nathan Kim placing second.
Titan Alex Wahlman placed first in the 100 Free (50.28).
James Crawford also won the 500 Free (5:05.62).
Camas swimmers Nathan Kim, Henry Webster, Sahn Kim, and Ryan Tanner won the 200 Free Relay (1:31.08) missing the State cut by .5 seconds.
“Don’t worry, we will get the State cut at Districts,” said Webster.
Papermaker Aarmav Krishna won the 100 Back event (1:00.78).
Papermaker Sahn Kim handily won the 100 Breast event (1:01.78).
And, Union’s powerhouse relay team (Wahlman, Robertson, Empey and Empey) won the 400 Free Relay (3:17.39) earning a State cut. The Camas relay placed second, also earning a State cut.
The boys compete next at Mark Morris this Saturday.