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story.lead_photo.caption Fayetteville High School’s Olivia Keith competes in the girls 200-yard individual medley Friday during the North District Swimming Championships at the Bentonville Community Center in Bentonville. - Photo by Charlie Kaijo

BENTONVILLE -- In his six previous years as Fayetteville's swim coach, Michael Kaminiski has watched Bentonville maintain an ironclad grip on the team titles during the North District Championships.

That's not the case this year -- at least in one division. Fayetteville's girls ended the Lady Tigers' reign as district title-holders with a 534-480 decision during Friday's meet at the Bentonville Community Center.

"I was just very proud of how our team did," Kaminiski said. "It was going to take a full team effort, and everybody did their very best. They left it all in the pool, and all the hard work paid off."

Fayetteville trailed by a 414-379 margin with three events remaining, but the 100-yard backstroke turned the momentum in the Lady Bulldogs' favor. Olivia Keith's victory in the event with a time of 58.60 seconds spearheaded a 1-3-7-9 finish, which gave Fayetteville 58 points and the lead for good as Bentonville didn't have a swimmer in the event.

The Lady Bulldogs added to their lead, thanks to Audrey McKinnon and Caroline Stelte finishing one-two in the 100 breaststroke. Fayetteville then capped it when the team of Keith, Lizzie Stevens, McKinnon and Kexin Ming won the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3 minutes, 40.57 seconds.

"It was exciting because all of them have personal-best times," Kaminiski said. "The backstroke was a great event for us, and I didn't know Bentonville had anybody in there until I saw the psych sheet. What I did know is we had some strong swimmers in the backstroke, and that always helps us at the end of the meet."

Meanwhile, Bentonville's boys continued their dominance in the water as the Tigers took first place in nine of the 12 events and finished with 525 points. Fayetteville was a distant second with 395, followed by second-year Bentonville West with 329.

"These kids have been working so hard," Bentonville coach Nick Nersesian said. "They don't want to be the senior class that gives this away. So they're putting in the time and effort, and the results showed.

"What stood out was our youngsters. They are starting to come of age, and they're contributing. So it's not just one person. There are several younger swimmers doing it, and that's been sort of the tradition here. You see some of the younger kids come in, and they know the upperclassmen have been successful. So they continue the tradition of stepping up."

While Bentonville's younger swimmers are coming on, it was the trio of Ryan Husband, Simon Mooney and Zane Sutton leading the charge. Husband won both the 200 and 100 freestyle, while Mooney took first in the 100 butterfly (54.44) and Sutton claimed the 50 freestyle (21.66) and the 100 breaststroke (59.71).

Those three teamed with Owen Radcliffe to cap the meet by winning the 400 freestyle relay, as well as the 200 freestyle relay. Bentonville also picked up wins from Martin Keown in the 1-meter diving, which was held Thursday, and from Austin Mondello in the 500 freestyle (5:07.63).

In the Class 6A division, Siloam Springs took the boys title with 431 points, while Russellville nipped Mountain Home for second place by a 342-328 margin. Russellville took the girls title with 503 points to 400 for second-place Siloam Springs.

The Panthers started Friday's competition on a good note as the team of Will Gryder, Landon Cottrell, Lee Thompson and Hayden Moore won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:52.25. Siloam Springs also picked up wins from Owen Thomas in the 200 and 500 freestyle, Landon Cottrell in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Thompson in the 100 butterfly, Gryder in the 100 backstroke, and the team of Moore, Thomas, Thompson and Cottrell in the 400 freestyle relay.

North District Swimming Championships at Bentonville Community Center

Friday’s Results

Girls

Team Scores 7A — 1. Fayetteville 534; 2. Bentonville High 480; 3. Springdale High 291; 4. Bentonville West 227; 5. Rogers High 174; 6. Springdale Har-Ber 127; 7. Rogers Heritage 110; 8. Fort Smith Southside 52; 9. Van Buren 5. 6A — 1. Russellville 503; 2. Siloam Springs 400; 3. Mountain Home 362; 4. Greenwood 40.

1-Meter Diving (held Thursday) 7A — 1. Hailey Rissinger, Fayetteville, 435.90; 2. Katherine Marquardt, Bentonville, 351.10; 3. Addison Trunick, Springdale, 349.90; 4. Caitlin Hodge, Bentonville, 345.70; 5. Lauren Fink, Springdale, 320.75.

200 Medley Relay 7A — 1. Fayetteville (Olivia Keith, Audrey McKinnon, Caroline Stelte, Kexin Ming), 1:50.96; 2. Bentonville, 1:51.04; 3. Springdale, 2:01.18; 4. Bentonville West, 2:05.18; 5. Rogers, 2:05.94. 6A — 1. Russellville (Jordyn Ellington, Allyson Babb, Katie Fox, Lauren Gwaltney), 2:14.08; 2. Mountain Home, 2:15.96; 3. Siloam Springs, 2:30.83.

200 Freestyle 7A — 1. Madeline Marks, Bentonville, 1:56.58; 2. Loren Hedgecock, Bentonville, 2:00.08; 3. Lizzie Stevens, Fayetteville, 2:00.13; 4. Lainey Quandt, Bentonville, 2:04.34; 5. Addison Lawrence, Bentonville West, 2:04.54. 6A — 1. Carsen Cotter, Mountain Home, 2:36.68; 2. Isabelle Pennick,, Siloam Springs, 2:40.44; 3. Kayla Whillock, Russellville, 2:56.12; 4. Christy Tsoi, Russellville, 2:59.22; 5. Abigail Asimbaya, Russellville, 3:02.76.

200 IM 7A — 1. Olivia Keith, Fayetteville, 2:07.78; 2. Audrey McKinnon, Fayetteville, 2:10.87; 3. Loren Hedgecock, Bentonville, 2:17.26; 4. Lainey Quandt, Bentonville, 2:18.10; 5. Lia Rubenelli, Fayetteville, 2:20.93. 6A — 1. Katie Fox, Russellville, 2:38.69; 2. Claudia Manning, Siloam Springs, 2:57.31; 3. Baleigh Butler, Siloam Springs, 3:11.04; 4. Abigail Haak, Siloam Springs, 3:15.62; 5. Chandler Losh, Siloam Springs, 3:15.62.

50 Freestyle 7A — 1. Kexin Meng, Fayetteville, 25.01; 2. Gabby Collins, Bentonville, 25.32; 3. Annalia Slater, Springdale, 26.75; 4. Kaitlyn Craft, Heritage, 26.85; 5. Sage Halderman, Har-Ber, 27.17. 6A — 1. Delaney Janz, Greenwood, 26.96; 2. Kate Gryder, Siloam Springs, 27.60; 3. Caroline Farine, Siloam Springs, 28.80; 4. Katie Finley, Mountain Home, 28.81; 5. Bella Bevel, Mountain Home, 29.02.

100 Butterfly 7A — 1. Madeline Marks, Bentonville, 59.07; 2. Kristen Stalher, Rogers, 59.87; 3. Caroline Stelte, Fayetteville, 1:01.54; 4. Lia Rubinelli, Fayetteville, 1:02.83; 5. Sage Halderman, Har-Ber, 1:04.96. 6A — 1. Katie Fox, Russellville, 1:22.13; 2. Jordyn Ellington, Russellville, 1:19.97; 3. Catherine Donner, Siloam Springs, 1:22.28; 4. Claudia Manning, Siloam Springs, 1:25.09; 5. Carsen Cotter, Mountain Home, 1:28.84.

100 Freestyle 7A — 1. Gabby Collins, Bentonville, 55.97; 2. Cerise Stanley, Bentonville, 58.60; 3. Allison Lind, Springdale, 58.83; 4. Mary-anne Blake, Bentonville, 1:00.47; 5. Lauren Fink, Springdale, 1:00.73. 6A — Delaney Janz, Greenwood, 59.67; 2. Kate Gryder, Siloam Springs, 1:01.18; 3. Elizabeth Griffin, Russellville, 1:04.75; 4. Caroline Farine, Siloam Springs, 1:06.91; 5. Olivia Norris, Mountain Home, 1:07.66.

500 Freestyle 7A — 1. Lizzie Stevens, Fayetteville, 5:16.24; 2. Aisling Allen, Fayetteville, 5:26.16; 3. Sarah Welcher, Fayetteville, 5:36.89; 4. Olivia Marquardt, Bentonville, 5:38.64; 5. Cerise Stanley, Bentonville, 5:47.58. 6A — 1. Emilie Kerns, Mountain Home, 7:47.92; 2. Kayla Whillock, Russellville, 7:58.05; 3. Chandler Losh, Siloam Springs, 7:58.31; 4. Abigail Asimbaya, Russellville, 8:10.48; 5. HannaJoy Morgan, Siloam Springs, 8:19.49.

200 Freestyle Relay 7A — Bentonville (Gabby Collins, Loren Hedgecock, Madeline Marks, Cerise Stanley), 1:44.86; 2. Fayetteville, 1:46.97; 3. Springdale, 1:50.01; 4. Bentonville West, 1:53.08; 5. Heritage, 2:00.70. 6A — 1. Mountain Home (Olivia Wham, Carsen Cotter, Katie Finley, Bella Bevel), 2:00.68; 2. Siloam Springs, 2:01.39; 3. Russellville, 2:03.08.

100 Backstroke 7A — 1. Olivia Keith, Fayetteville, 58.60; 2. Kristen Stadler, Rogers, 1:01.99; 3. Shealynn Lander, Fayetteville, 1:03.48; 4. Annalia Slater, Springdale, 1:06.79; 5. Lily Melendez, FS Southside, 1:07.37. 6A — Olivia Norris, Mountain Home, 1:13.26; 2. Jordyn Ellington, Russellville, 1:14.03; 3. Lauren Gwaltney, Russellville, 1:16.44; 4. Baleigh Butler, Siloam Springs, 1:21.74; 5. Trinity Kisor, Mountain Home, 1:26.04.

100 Breaststroke 7A — 1. Audrey McKinnon, Fayetteville, 1:05.31; 2. Caroline Stelte, Fayetteville, 1:10.91; 3. Paige Taylor, Bentonville, 1:11.30; 4. Diana Campos, Springdale, 1:14.09; 5. Sam Abel, Bentonvlle West, 1:14.88. 6A — 1. Elizabeth Griffin, Russellville, 1:20.97; 2. Allyson Babb, Russellville, 1:24.89; 3. Catherine Donner, Siloam Springs, 1:25.83; 4. Katie Finney, Mountain Home, 1:28.08; 5. Bella Bevel, Mountain Home, 1:28.70.

400 Freestyle Relay 7A — 1. Fayetteville (Olivia Keith, Lizzie Stevens, Audrey McKinnon, Kexin Ming), 3:40.57; 2. Bentonville, 3:53.38; 3. Springdale, 4:01.81; 4. Rogers, 4:05.14; 5. Bentonville West, 4:08.36. 6A — 1. Russellville (Katie Fox, Hanah Bolek, Lauren Gwaltney, Jordyn Ellington), 4:27.69; 2. Siloam Springs, 4:38.27; 3. Mountain Home, 4:50.00.

Boys

Team Scores 7A — 1. Bentonville High 525; 2. Fayetteville 395; 3. Bentonville West 329; 4. Springdale High 207; 5. Fort Smith Southside 170; 6. Springdale Har-Ber 93; 7. Rogers High 88; 8. Fort Smith Northside 71; 9. Rogers Heritage 64; 10. Van Buren 10.

1-Meter Diving (held Thursday) 7A — 1. Martin Keown, Bentonville, 408.05; 2. Brayden Martin, Bentonville West, 365.80; 3. Will Adams, Fayetteville, 361.85; 4. Charlie Louree, Rogers, 246.80; 5. Christian Bryan, Bentonville West, 135.60.

200 Medley Relay 7A — 1. Bentonville West (Gavin Vann, Philip Reeves, Noah Pinales, Chris Abel), 1:45.11; 2. Bentonville, 1:46.07; 3. FS Southside, 1:49.34; 4. Fayetteville, 1:49.61; 5. Springdale, 1:51.13. 6A — 1. Siloam Springs (Will Gryder, Landon Cottrell, Lee Thompson, Hayden Moore), 1:52.25; 2. Mountain Home, 1:55.33; 3. Russellville, 2:13.12.

200 Freestyle 7A — 1. Ryan Husband, Bentonville, 1:43.39; 2. Ryan Reddell, Bentonville West, 1:53.51; 3. Caleb Tong, Bentonville, 1:54.84; 4. Kyle Mayer, Fayetteville, 1:55.72; 5. Edward McKinnon, Fayetteville, 1:56.03. 6A — 1. Owen Thomas, Siloam Springs, 2:11.32; 2. Dominick Deaton, Russellville, 2:17.59; 3. Whit Lawrence, Mountain Home, 2:20.27; 4. Noah Daugherty, Mountain Home, 2:22.36; 5. Max Cude, Russellville, 2:27.50.

200 IM 7A — 1. Gavin Vann, Bentonville West, 1:58.13; 2. Simon Mooney, Bentonville, 2:01.94; 3. Grant Hearne, Fayetteville, 2:09.94; 4. Jaiden Hartley, Bentoville, 2:10.28; 5. Caden Blaschke, Fayetteville, 2:12.96. 6A — 1. Landon Cottrell, Siloam Springs, 2:18.18; 2. Lee Thompson, Siloam Springs, 2:31.88; 3. Chase Kruger, Siloam Springs, 2:40.25; 4. Pablo Moreda Gonzalez, Russellville, 2:41.27; 5. Micah Cruse, Mountain Home, 2:46.57.

50 Freestyle 7A — 1. Zane Sutton, Bentonville, 21.66; 2. Gavin Vann, Bentonville West, 21.78; 3. Owen Radcliffe, Bentonville, 22.86; 4. Brandon Greenlee, Har-Ber, 24.43; 5. Ryan Ladmirault, FS Northside, 24.51. 6A — 1. Florian Oberdoerfer, Mountain Home, 25.06; 2. Hayden Moore, Siloam Springs, 25.30; 3. JD Duke, Mountain Home, 26:01; 4. Will Gryder, Siloam Springs, 27.27; 5. Bailey Butler, Russellville, 27.64.

100 Butterfly 7A — 1. Simon Mooney, Bentonville, 54.44; 2. Noah Pinales, Bentonville West, 54.85; 3. Jaiden Hartley, Bentonville, 55.98; 4. Griffith Johnson, FS Northside, 56.48; 5. Michael Murdock, FS Southside, 57.39. 6A — 1. Lee Thompson, Siloam Springs, 1:02.87; 2. Chase Kruger, Siloam Springs, 1:10.26; 3. Noah Daugherty, Mountain Home, 1:11.83; 4. Max Cude, Russellville, 1:24.02; 5. Edwyn Brock, Russellville, 1:31.29.

100 Freestyle 7A — 1. Ryan Husband, Bentonville, 46.84; 2. Ryan Reddell, Bentonville West, 50.61; 3. Caleb Tong, Bentonville, 52.07; 4. Kyle Mayer, Fayetteville, 52.47; 5. Noah Core, Fayetteville, 53.15. 6A — Hudson Pace, Mountain Home, 54.83; 2. Hayden Moore, Siloam Springs, 57.79; 3. Whit Lawrence, Mountain Home, 1:02.47; 4. Miguel Antonio, Russellville, 1:04.26; 5. Brandon Weaver, Mountain Home, 1:09.04.

500 Freestyle 7A — 1. Austin Mondello, Bentonville, 5:07.63; 2. Edward McKinnon, Fayetteville, 5:10.33; 3. Luke Parisi, Fayetteville, 5:18.35; 4. Cody Kemeier, Bentonville West, 5:21.64; 5. Grant Hearne, Fayetteville, 5:22.93. 6A — 1. Owen Thomas, Siloam Springs, 6:16.43; 2. Dominick Deaton, Russellville, 6:39.88; 3. Sean Jeppsen, Siloam Springs, 6:43.61; 4. Aaron Fox, Russellville, 7:13.17.

200 Freestyle Relay 7A — 1. Bentonville (Zane Sutton, Ryan Husband, Simon Mooney, Owen Radcliffe), 1:28.17; 2. Bentonville West, 1:34.89; 3. Fayetteville, 1:37.63; 4. Springdale, 1:41.99; 5. Rogers, 1:42.87. 6A — 1. Mountain Home, 1:43.20; 2. Siloam Springs, 1:47.19; 3. Russellville, 1:55.12.

100 Backstroke 7A — 1. Noah Pinales, Bentonville West, 57.63; 2. Micah Murdock, FS Southside, 58.41; 3. Jake Noble, Bentonville, 58.58; 4. Brigham Hill, Bentonville, 1:00.84; 5. Jackson Woodard, Fayetteville, 1:00.86. 6A — Will Gryder, Siloam Springs, 1:10.32; 2. Micah Cruse, Mountain Home, 1:12.26; 3. Brandon Weaver, Mountain Home, 1:15.82; 4. Bailey Butler, Russellville, 1:16.18; 5. Mason Clayotn, Siloam Springs, 1:20.71.

100 Breaststroke 7A — 1. Zane Sutton, Bentonville, 59.71; 2. Luke Parisi, Fayetteville, 1:04.46; 3. Griffith Johnson, FS Northside, 1:06.47; 4. Lucas Pena, Springdale, 1:06.68; 5. Brandon Greenlee, Har-Ber, 1:08.38. 6A — 1. Landon Cottrell, Siloam Springs, 1:08.05; 2. Hudson Pace, Mountain Home, 1:13.44; 3. Florian Oberdoerfer, Mountain Home, 1:15.13; 4. Martin Lastovica, Mountain Home, 1:15.16; 5. Pablo Moreda Gonzalez, Russellville, 1:19.52.

400 Freestyle Relay 7A — 1. Bentonville (Owen Radcliffe, Zane Sutton, Simon Mooney, Ryan Husband), 3:14.34; 2. Fayetteville, 3:35.51; 3. Bentonville West, 3:40.88; 4. FS Southside, 3:41.53; 5. Springdale, 4:04.84. 6A — 1. Siloam Springs (Hayden Moore, Owen Thomas, Lee Thompson, Landon Cottrell), 3:49.33; 2. Mountain Home, 4:00.64; 3. Russellville, 4:21.64.

Sports on 02/10/2018

Print Headline: Fayetteville girls, Bentonville boys take district swimming titles

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