Seniors Logan Rysemus and Drew Lackman helped lead the way for another outstanding state swim meet for Stadium, as the Tigers backed up a state championship last year with a second-place finish tonight at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Rysemus and Lackman teamed with Nick Riggio and Josh Maclurg to open the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. The Tigers won in one minute and 36.71 seconds, the fourth fastest time in 4A state history and just 0.15 seconds from All-American Consideration.
Rysemus topped that with an Automatic All-American time of one minute and 50.51 seconds during his win in the 200-yard individual medley, helping jolt Stadium to an early team lead. Lackman followed by placing second in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.20 seconds, just three hundredths of a second short of All-American Consideration. Eastlake’s Edward Kim won the race in 20.11 seconds, the second fastest time in state history.
Rysemus and Lackman went on to put up All-American Automatic times in placing second in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard freestyle, respectively. The Tigers fittingly finished the meet by tying with state champ Kamiak in the 400-yard freestyle relay, as both squads swam in three minutes and 13.03 seconds for the win. Kamiak finished with 207 points to take the title, while Stadium put up 170 points.
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