Lindbergh of Renton used its superior depth to edge Aberdeen, 98-88, in a non-league boys swim meet Saturday at the YMCA of Grays Harbor.
The Bobcats (3-3) won 9 of the 12 events, but the Patriots swept the diving and piled up points with second and third-place finishes.
“We had more top-end depth, but they beat us in the secondary swimmers,” Aberdeen coach Keith Lile said. “That had more speed with their second group of guys. The thing is our second-level guys have improved quite a bit.”
Aberdeen’s Joseph Bowley met state-qualifying standards in winning the 100-yard butterfly and 100 breaststroke but had already earned state berths in those events.
Keegan Davison, Dillon Rowe, Colton Sundstrom and Bradley Farrer were Aberdeen’s other individual winners. The Bobcats also took all three relays.
Lile cited Bowley for returning to form following illness. He also praised Rowe and Davison for significant time drops.
Aberdeen’s 12 seniors were honored during Senior Day ceremonies.
The Bobcats travel to Mark Morris on Tuesday.
Patriots 98, Bobcats 88
200 medley relay — 1:48.36 — Aberdeen (Rowe, Bowley, Rose, Sundstrom), Lindbergh, Lindbergh. 200 free — 2:10.4 — Davison (A), Tebbitts (L), Clair (L), Nugent (L), K. Smith (A). 200 IM — 2:18.26 — Rowe (A), Miller (L), Owen (L), Evetts (L), Wakeman (A). 50 free — 24.13 — Jacobsen (L), Dion (A), Caba (A), Jordan (L), Anderson (L). Diving – 174.70 — Jordan (L), Chann (L), Kane (L), Rose (A), Wolfenberger (A). 100 fly — 57.37 — Bowley (A), Rose (A), Ramos (L), Miller (L), Pogue (L).
100 free — 52.05 — Sundstrom (A), Lim (L), Clair (L), Caba (A), Evetts (L). 500 free — 6:06.8 — Farrer (A), Nugent (L), Kane (L), Owen (L), K. Smith (A). 200 free relay — 1:38.38 — Aberdeen (Rowe, Shippey, Bowley, Sundstrom), Lindbergh, Lindbergh, 100 back — 1:04.19 — Jacobsen (L), Davison (A), Pogue (L), Thanbi (L), Wakeman (A). 100 breast — 1:04.5 — Bowley (A), Rowe (A), Lim (L), Anderson (L), Tibitts (L). 400 free relay — 3:46.76 — Aberdeen (Sundstrom, Davison, Shippey, Farrer), Lindbergh, Lindbergh.