Scott brings home swimming medals from Moscow
MOSCOW, Idaho — The La Grande Swim club sent nine swimmers to compete in the Inland Empire Swimming short course championship meet in Moscow, Idaho, Feb. 28 through March 2.
“Riana Scott had an outstanding meet,” coach Darren Dutto said.
Riana was crowned Inland Empire champion in the girls 11- and 12-year-old 100 freestyle and 500 freestyle events. She placed second in the 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle. She took fourth in the 100 individual medley and fifth in the 200 individual medley.
Romayne Ricker also had a strong performance, placing third in the 200 IM and 50 breaststroke in her first championship meet. She also took fourth in the 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle. She finished sixth in the 200 freestyle.
“Romayne looked very strong. These championship meets are very exhausting, with very little rest given to the kids. Romayne was exhausted, but swam the best times of her life,” Dutto said.
Jared Miller was crowned Inland Empire Champion in the boys 13- and 14-yeard-old 100 backstroke and the 1,650 freestyle (the mile). He took second in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle. Miller placed third in the 200 IM.
“Jared is a high-level swimmer. This meet was a tune-up for the Northwest Age Group Sectional Meet at the end of this month,” Dutto said.
Jared Miller combined with brothers Justin Miller, 13, and Jacob Miller, 10, and Garren Dutto, 13, to place fourth in the 400 freestyle relay and sixth in the 400 medley relay, competing against teams with mostly 14-year-old boys.
Garren Dutto placed fifth in the 1650 freestyle. He had three eighth-place finishes; the 400 IM, 200 IM and 200 freestyle. He also placed ninth in the 500 freestyle.
Justin Miller took seventh in the boys 13-14 1,650 freestyle.
Jacob Miller took eighth place in the boys 9- and 10-year-old 100 freestyle and ninth in the 50 backstroke.
Keegan Dutto claimed ninth place in the boys 15-and-over 1,650 freestyle and
“Keegan was just recovering from the flu and swam very well considering his health,” Dutto said.
Abbey Felly swam to an 11th place finish in the girls 15-and-over 400 IM
“Both Keegan and Abbey were coming off high school state championships and had fun swimming some different events,” Dutto said.
The next meet will be the Northwest Age Group Sectional meet held in Federal Way, Wash., at the end of March. Spring swimming will start after spring break.