Ghiglieri, Sapienza continue to shine

EUGENE — Aaron Ghiglieri and Breanna Sapienza kept up their winning ways Saturday for the Triton Swim Team at the Oregon 11-and-over Long Course Championships at Amazon Pool.

Ghiglieri had little trouble surpassing the national long course qualifying time of 2:16.39 in the 200-meter backstroke, finishing in 2:13.00 in a tight race among 14-year-old boys.

"It came down to the last 10 yards and he just won it out," said Triton coach Robin Brickenden. "He had a great strategy going in and executed it to the letter."

Sapienza kept her undefeated streak intact, making it a perfect 4-for-4 in swims thus far by winning the 200-meter freestyle in 2:18.28 for 12-year-old girls. The mark was her best of the season by "a couple seconds," and puts her in good position for a perfect showing at the meet entering today's 50 butterfly and 100 freestyle events.

"I can't see anyone taking her down in those races, either," said Brickenden. "She just has too much for them."

Shan Lansing also had a solid day for the Medford squad, taking fourth among 13-year-old girls in the 200 freestyle in 2:20.11.

With those efforts, the Triton Swim Team moved into 17th overall in the 45-team competition, which concludes today.

"We're scoring pretty big on a few swimmers," said Brickenden.

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