Aberdeen’s Jones wins SWW swim title


LONGVIEW — Aberdeen’s Taylor Jones won the 200-yard individual medley at the Southwest Washington Girls Swimming Championships on Saturday at Longview.

Jones met state-qualifying standards in that event with a time of 2:23.14.

Aberdeen’s Emily May finished second in the 200 freestyle, while the Bobcats received third-place finishes from Jones in the 100 free and Mari Rabung in the 100 breast.

The Bobcats wound up fifth — second among 2A schools — in the all-classification meet. Class 4A Camas took team honors with 471 points, seven ahead of Union of Vancouver. Mark Morris, which was third, was the lone 2A school to nose out Aberdeen.

“Our girls were solid in their swims and we had some really big time drops from our kids,” Aberdeen coach Jan Simons said.

Aberdeen’s Kelsey Graham (100 backstroke) and Josey Butcher (200 free) earned district berths in their respective events.

Simons also noted significant time drops from Molly Rabung, Mairead Ost, Shana Conrad, Analei Holt, Marlena Luzzi and Hannah Palmer.

The Bobcats close out their dual season at home Wednesday against Tumwater.

Aberdeen placewinners in top 12:

200 medley relay — 4. Aberdeen (Amelia Davison, Taylor Jones, Emily May, Danielle Rowe). 200 free — 2. Emily May. 11. Linnea Davison. 200 IM — 1. Taylor Jones (2:23.14). 50 free — 11. Danielle Rowe. 100 fly — 3. Jones.

100 free — 8. D. Rowe. 200 free relay — 4. Aberdeen (Naomi Wolfenberger, May, D. Rowe, Jones). 100 back — 5. May. 100 breast — 3. Mari Rabung. 400 free relay — 5. Aberdeen (Wolfenberger, Linnea Davison, Keola Holt, Molly Rabung).