Wednesday, January 28, 2004
YAKIMA - Competing against Moses Lake this past Saturday at Lion's Pool in Yakima, Sunnyside Christian High School junior Patrick Elerding swam two State meet qualifying times.
Elerding posted a time of 22.50 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle, and clocked a 1:01.51 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Both efforts by Elerding were first place finishes.
Elerding has set State meet qualifying times in all seven events in which he has competed this season. He has also scored a first place finish in every race in which he has competed.
The Sunnyside Christian High School student will next compete at the District championships Feb. 6-7. He has elected to swim the 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard butterfly.