By DEREK WILEY
Of the Keizertimes
The best swim club in Salem-Keizer will be determined Saturday when six teams jump in the pool for the All-City meet, held at Holiday beginning at 10 a.m.
Northwood, last summer’s champion, showed it’s at least the top team in Keizer by defeating Northview Terrace 398-227 on Thursday, July 21.
Northwood’s boys outscored Northview 207-81.
Carter Hawley had the fastest times in the 9-10-year-old freestyle and butterfly. He also swam on the winning medley relay team with Caleb Skipper, Riley Auvenin and Hudson Hughes.
Pierce Walker touched the wall first in the individual medley and backstroke. Davis Olsen won the breaststroke. Kelson Whalen, Elijah Clendening, Grant Schaffer and Roman Pack took first in the free relay.
Ben Diede and Jeffery Olsen dominated the 7-8 age division. Diede won the fly and breaststroke while Olsen had the fastest times in the free and backstroke.
Zander Rhoades took first in the 11-12 free and backstroke. Jackson Alt won the IM and fly while also swimming on the winning free relay team with Walker, Olsen and Connor Roop.
Riley touched the wall first in the breaststroke and joined Zachary Carrington, Carson Biondi and Cade Olson on the winning medley relay team.
Rhoades and Alt jumped up to join Bryce Junker and Ethan Whalen on the fastest 13-14 medley relay.
Ethan won the breaststroke and Brennan Whalen placed first in the fly.
Jake Wyer took first in the 15-18 IM, free, fly and on both the free and medley relays with teammates Parker Dean, Grant Biondi and Jabez Rhoades. Individually, Dean also won the breaststroke.
Northview got most of its points from the 13-14 age group as Gavin Gasperini, Cole Garland, Jeremy Becker and Alex Kosiewicz won the freestyle relay. Gasperini also had the fastest time in the backstroke and IM while Garland touched the wall first in the free.
Nick Kosiewicz, Will Noble, Tyler Barker and Xzavier Parker won the 7-8 free relay.
Dom Snyder tied for first in the 9-10 breaststroke.
The girls competition was tighter with Northwood coming out on top 191-146.
Alexi Pack, Madi Mahoney, Katie Alger and Katelynn Schaffer won both the 7-8 medley and free relays. Individually, Alger also touched the wall first in the free while Meili Skipper finished first in both the IM and fly.
Avery Buss won the 9-10 IM and free. Paris Boyd placed first in the 11-12 IM, free and breaststroke. Kailey Wilcke touched the wall first in the 11-12 fly and backstroke.
Isabella Walker had the fastest times in the 13-14 IM and fly. Haley Hughes won the free and Madi Alt took first in the breaststroke. Alt also swam on the winning free and medley relay teams with Maddie Trammel, Kennedy Buss and Lanah Metz.
Alyssa Garvey had the fastest times in the 15-18 back and breaststroke.
Northview was led by Jana Everitt, who had the fastest times in the 9-10 fly and breaststroke while also swimming on the winning free relay with Brianna Barker, Issy Kosiewicz and Kara Everitt as well as the medley relay with Kosiewicz, Kara Everitt and Tealynn Parker.
Individually, Barker won the 9-10 backstroke.
Anna Kosiewicz also had a big day in the pool with the fastest time in the 15-18 free and swimming on the winning medley relay with Abby Reedy, Emma Garland and Bailey White as well as the free relay with Garland, White and Kat Kosiewicz.
Individually, Reedy touched the wall first in the 13-14 backstroke.
Allyson Matthews, Anna Sponable, Kristine Thomas and Kianna Staley won the 11-12 free relay.
Madelyn Sponable and Josie Wampler took first in the 7-8 back and breaststroke, respectively.
On the strength of its boys, Holiday defeated Jan Ree 326-244 last Thursday in Salem.
Kameron Splonski set a new club record of 34.75 seconds in the 9-10 breaststroke and also won the free and backstroke. He then jumped up to help Hunter Williams, Jack McCarty and Tony Gonzales win both the 13-14 free and medley relays. Williams took first in the 15-18 free and backstroke.
Individually, Gonzales won the 13-14 fly and free while McCarty had the fastest time in the breaststroke.
Vinny Arnold and Jared Toland won the 7-8 free and backstroke, respectively. The two also won the free relay with Noah Williams and Lincoln Hollis and the medley relay with Williams and Brody Hollis.
James Toland took first in the 11-12 free and breaststroke. Carter Hollis won the IM and fly while Jackson Colyer touched the wall first in the backstroke. All three boys joined Xavier Grantham to win the free relay and Evan Anderson to place first in the medley relay.
Alex Willcoxen set a new Holiday club record in the 9-10 girls fly, finishing in 18.4 seconds.
Kyra Norstrom won the back and free and Erika Robinett had the fastest time in the breaststroke. Willcoxen and Robinett also swam on the winning free and medley relay teams with Emma Anderson and Maya Privratsky.
Cassidy Kerner won the 7-8 fly, free and breaststroke.
Twins Bella and Alex Beard helped Holiday dominate the 13-14 division.
Bella had the fastest times in the 13-14 IM and breaststroke while Alex won the backstroke. Jayla Toland touched the wall first in the fly and free. The three joined Kylie McCarty to win both the free and medley relays. McCarty also had the fastest times in the 15-18 fly, free and breaststroke.