Anna Matisons qualified for state to lead the Aberdeen girls swimming team to a 100-85 victory over Tumwater on Wednesday at the Grays Harbor YMCA in Hoquiam.
Matisons touched the wall with a time of 1:13.44 in the 100-yard breaststroke to place first in the event. The time — which was paced by a blistering 33.91 split over the first 50 yards — secured a berth in the state tournament for the Aberdeen senior.
Additional Aberdeen wins included the 200-yard medley relay (Mija Hood, Matisons, Litzy Orona, Harnoor Jandu); Orona placing first in the 200 individual medley (2:30.90); Mija Hood winning the 100 freestyle (1:02.41) and 100 backstroke (1:07.92); and the 200 free relay (Hood, Matisons, Ava Benn, Emma Mullins).
Aberdeen diver Saylor Heikkila placed third in the 1-meter dive, registering a personal-best total score of 141.50.
“We had some swimmers out for various reasons and the girls stepped up and swam their hearts out,” Aberdeen head coach Tiffany Montoure said. “I am really proud of all the athletes.”
GIRLS PREP SOCCER
Elma 9, Raymond-South Bend 0
Elma sophomore forward Beta Valentine scored five goals to lead the Eagles to a 9-0 win over Raymond-South Bend on Saturday at South Bend High School.
Elma (8-1 overall) got on the board with three goals in the first 15 minutes of the contest with Valentine scoring two goals — on a cross from sophomore midfielder Valerie Echeverria and a feed from senior midfielder Grace Spencer — sandwiched around assisting on a goal from sophomore forward Miley Seaberg.
Valentine scored a hat trick on a goal assisted by junior midfielder Eliza Sibbett followed by a Sibbett goal off an assist from senior forward Iveth Torres to close out the half at 5-0.
Valentine scored her fourth goal of the game in the 57th minute on a feed from Spencer.
Elma took a 7-0 lead when Sibbett scored her second of the game after winning the ball off a goal kick and dribbling past two Ravens defenders.
Spencer scored off a shot that deflected off a defender and in in the 70th minute followed by Valentine’s fifth goal — a point-blank shot after receiving a through pass form Sibbett — to close out the scoring at 9-0 in the 79th minute.
Elma’s non-league tune-up sets up a first-place showdown against Montesano at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Jack Rottle Field in Montesano.
PREP CROSS COUNTRY
Montesano, Aberdeen compete at John Payne Invitational
Cross country teams from both Aberdeen and Montesano high schools competed at the John Payne Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place.
Led by a top-25 finish from senior Aric Jacklin, the Montesano Bulldogs boys team placed 12th in the Boys Division 2 Varsity race.
Jacklin ran the 5k course in 17:58.5 to place 22nd out of a field of 278 competitors.
Benjamin Anderson (18:19.7, 42nd), Jesse Anderson (18:58.4, 84th), Jackson Green (19:17.4, 103rd), Colton Sweet (19:59.5, 161sr) and Owen Young (21:02.4, 211th) also ran in the race for the Bulldogs, which placed 12th out of 40 teams with 376 points.
In the Boys Division 1 Varsity race, Aberdeen senior Will Boling ran a 16:36.9 to place 14th out of 137 runners.
Additional Bobcats competitors were Henry Nelson (17:28.4, 46th), Nolan Jurasin (20:42.7, 131), Ben Jurasin (21:38.1, 143th), Cristhian Armenta (21:51.2, 135th) and Jacob Allison (22:50.4, 136th).
Aberdeen placed 16th out of 17 teams with 384 points.
In the Girls Division 2 Varsity race, Montesano junior Asha Harris was the top placer for the Bulldogs with a time of 25:18.3 to place 110th out of 187 competitors.
Montesano’s Lilly Schweppe (25:46.2, 117th), Willobelle Valentine (27:44.7, 147th), Aurelia Martens (28:42.1, 155th), Emma Peterson (30:24.3, 165th), Ariana Bowe (33:58.3, 182nd) and Peighton Sauer (34:14.8, 183rd) also competed for Monte, which placed 24th with 541 points.
Women’s College Soccer
Lower Columbia 1, Grays Harbor College 0 (forfeit)