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Repeat Performance: Richland Boy's Swim Team

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The Richland Boy's swim team captured it's second straight 4A District 5 Championship Saturday in Ellensburg, WA.  The Bombers took first place in all three team relay's at district's. 

Nine members from the Richland Bomber team will represent the squad at states.  The state tournament begins Friday February 19th in Federal Way, WA.  Last year at states the Bombers finished in fourth place out of roughly 60 teams.

Six members from this year's Bomber's squad will compete individually at state, in addition to the team relays.  Those swimmers and the events they will compete in are as follows:


Alden Welsch (Senior at RHS): 100m Freestyle

Tyler Pickett (Junior at RHS): 100m Breaststroke

         - Pickett: 200m Individual Medley District Champion

Nathaniel Weinman (Junior at RHS):  200m & 500m Freestyle

Eric Blanchard (Senior at RHS): 200m Freestyle at state

         - Blanchard: 100m Backstroke District Champion

Nick Connors (Senior at RHS): 200m Individual Medley & 500m Freestyle

Andrew Blanchard (Freshman at RHS): 100m Butterfly

          - Blanchard: 100m Butterfly District Champion