SPRINGFIELD — The Roseburg girls swim team rose to the occasion at the Southwest Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday.
The Indians, with 14 advancing to the finals, captured the district title at Willamalane Park Swim Center. Sheldon was second and Thurston third. The Roseburg boys finished third in their meet behind Sheldon and Grants Pass.
Senior Cali Tovey successfully defended her district championship in the 50 freestyle, clocking 26.05 seconds. Katelin Lambert placed second in the 100 backstroke (1:01.56). Roseburg finished second in the 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay.
“They did,” replied a happy RHS coach Kathryn Zacher, when asked if the girls surpassed her expectations. “We’re very proud of the girls and their awesome collective effort.”
Junior Jesse Sadler led the Roseburg boys, winning the 100 free with a lifetime best of 49.7. Sadler also finished second in the 200 individual medley (2:01.29) with an automatic state qualifying time. Patrick Berry finished second in the 100 back (58.85), while freshman Carson Murphy placed third in the 200 IM and Hayden Boyter took third in the 100 butterfly.
The Indians finished second in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay, and third in the 200 medley relay.
Complete meet results will be published in Monday’s News-Review.