Keyed by two top-five performances from senior Luke Lavine, the Auburn Mountainview boys swimming team earned its highest team finish with a ninth-place, 90-point effort at this past weekend’s state 3A boys championships at the King County Aquatic Center.
Lavine finished fourth in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 47.82 seconds. Mercer Island’s Ian Caldwell snagged first with an All-American consideration time of 45.80.
Lavine also finished fifth in the 50 free with a 21.70 time. Caldwell came out on top again in the event, notching a 22.09.
The Lions found success in the relay events with the 200 medley team of Lavine, Tyler Arnold, Chase Murphy and Owen Lempert finishing seventh with a 1:42.55.
Bellevue won the event in 1:36.47.
Auburn Mountainivew was fifth with a school-record 1:30.13 in the 200 free.
Bellevue’s relay team came out on top with a 1:26.18, an All-American consideration time.
The Lions’ Lempert was 14th in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:02.79 and 11th in the 50 free with a 22.09.
Bellevue won the team competition with 406 points.
Auburn Riverside senior Tye Dutcher was disqualified in the 100 backstroke.