December 26, 2010 in Sports

Sunday Locals: Allen leads SAS at state championships


Coleman Allen made another big splash.

The Lewis and Clark senior, who had two top-four finishes at the Speedo Short Course Junior Nationals the previous weekend, won five of his six events, all in state-record times, to lead Spokane Area Swimming to a fifth-place finish in the Washington State Swimming Championships last weekend in Federal Way.

Allen won the individual high-point award, scoring 117 out of a possible 120 points. He won the 400-yard individual medley in 3 minutes, 55.86 seconds, the 200 butterfly in 1:47.88, the 50 backstroke in 24.07, the 50 fly in 22.40 and the 200 IM in 1:50.59. He was second in the 100 freestyle in 45.97.

The event drew more than 600 swimmers and over 50 teams. SAS had 23 compete.

Michelle Kazuba won all six of her events in the disability division – the 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke, and 50, 100 and 200 back.

Other SAS finishes:

Emri Moore won the 1,650 free in 17:04.06 and had three other top-five finishes – fourth 1,000 free, 10:18.34; fifth 200 free, 1:52.51; fourth 500 free, 4:59.01; and 16th 100 fly.

Ben Lovell had six top-eight finishes – second 50 fly, 23.10; second 100 fly, 51.07; sixth 100 back, 53.64; eighth 100 free, 48.00; and eighth 200 free, 1:44.22.

Amani Amr placed in the top 16 in five events – seventh 200 back, 2:04.63; 12th 200 breaststroke; fifth 50 back, 27.30; 11th 100 back; and 15th 200 IM.

Also, Amber Amr, 11th, 50 back; Kelby Lind, ninth 1,000 free and 13th 1,650 free; Anna Lovell, 12th 1,650 free; Kyle Marsh, sixth 50 breast, 28.23; Melissa Peplinski, sixth 50 breast, 31.33; eighth 100 breast, 1:06.85; Christine Renzini, 15th 200 back, 16th 100 back, and Emily Renzini, eighth 100 fly, 58.06; 10th 400 IM, and ninth 200 fly.

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