Climbers' Cervantes, Bulldogs' Evans take third at state championship

Three relay teams competed on final day of state


February 23, 2023

Matt Baide

Shelton's Tawan Benedict stretches to prepare for the 100-yard butterfly finals at the state 2A swim meet Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Shelton freshman Tawan Benedict made his first appearance at state a memorable one, placing sixth in the 100-yard butterfly at the State 2A swimming championships on Saturday at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Benedict finished the butterfly in 55.98 seconds. Quincy's Trenten Calloway won the race in 49.25 seconds, setting a meet record. He finished 14th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:05.08.

"I was a lot happier with the prelims. The finals weren't bad per se, but I feel like it could have been a little bit better," Benedict told the Journal. "Overall, I did meet...

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