Warriors set two records at Edmonds District meet | Boys swimming

Edmonds-Woodway’s Wang, 200 free relay team post fast times
By David Pan | Jan 31, 2019
Photo by: David R Pan Edmonds-Woodway’s Daniel Eno finished first in the 200-yard individual medley at the annual Edmonds School District championships Saturday, Jan. 26, at Lynnwood Pool. Eno also won the 100 breaststroke and was a member of the record-setting 200 freestyle relay team.

At the start of the season, Edmonds-Woodway’s Yuteng Wang thought he had a good shot at breaking the Edmonds School District record in the 100-yard butterfly.

He was only two seconds off the mark set by Meadowdale’s Chris Flynn in 2014 – 54.68 seconds.

Wang was right.

The Edmonds-Woodway junior finished first in the 100 butterfly with a record time of 53.40 at the Edmonds District championships Saturday, Jan. 26, at Lynnwood Pool.

“It means a lot,” Wang said. “I’ve been putting my mind on that ever since the season started and it means a lot to break the record, especially since I knew the guy who broke it too.”

Wang’s times in the event continued to drop throughout the regular season.

The Edmonds District meet seemed like the perfect time to go after the record.

“I had my eye set on all this week,” Wang said.

The time also was a state cut. Wang also is hoping to swim a state cut in the 100 breaststroke at the upcoming district meet.

“Outside of high school I’ve gone a state time, so I know I can do it,” Wang said.

Wang and his teammates had a strong showing at the annual clash with Lynnwood, Meadowdale, Mountlake Terrace and Mount Vernon. The Warriors claimed six out of the eight individual events and swept all three relays to win the team trophy with 474 points. Lynnwood took second with 352 and was followed by Mountlake Terrace (321), Mount Vernon (279) and Meadowdale (255).

The 200 freestyle relay team of Niko Inadomi, Daniel Eno, Lukas Mraz and Anton Teplouhov set a meet record with a time of 1:33.39, breaking the old mark of 1:34.74 set by Edmonds-Woodway in 1997.

Wang expects the more records to be set by the Warriors’ relays in the future.

“We’ve got lot of potential, especially in our 4 by 100,” he said. “None of the seniors are on that. We have a huge potential to grow.”

Edmonds-Woodway Nolan Welfringer appreciates the versatility that Wang brings to the team.

“I can put him in so many events,” he said. “He probably could make state in everything.”

Eno won the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke, while teammate Teplouhov captured the 50 and 100 freestyles. Jeff Plum finished first in the 100 backstroke.

The 200 medley relay squad included Plum, Eno, Wang and Inadomi and the 400 freestyle relay team consisted of Teplouhov, Logan Schnitzius, Mraz and Wang.

Welfringer expects the Warriors to perform well at the district meet, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, at Snohomish Aquatic Center.

“We’re going to do really well. They’ve got to go out and swim their races and they’ve got to work hard the next two weeks,” Welfringer said. “They work real hard at practice. When we get to big meets that’s reflected.”

Heading into districts, Edmonds-Woodway has a number of state cuts. Teplouhov (50 and 100 freestyles), Eno (100 breaststroke), Plum (100 backstroke) and all three relays are headed to the state championships, which will be Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

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