In his final Mid-Willamette Conference district swim meet, Lebanon High senior Casey McEuen put on yet another show for the fans.
McEuen won two individual titles — in record-setting fashion — and helped lead two relays to wins at Osborn Aquatic Center last Saturday.
But it was Corvallis that unseated the Warriors as team champions, ending Lebanon’s two-year run on top.
Corvallis finished with 416 points while Lebanon (347) was third, finishing four points behind Silverton (351). Crescent Valley (305) was fourth and South Albany (208) fifth.
The individual and relay winners automatically advance to next weekend’s 5A state meet at Mt. Hood Community College. Others may advance on time.
McEuen started the afternoon by breaking his own record in the 50 free, clocking a record 20.66. He set the record last year in 20.97.
When he looked up and saw the mark, he splashed his hands wildly in the pool to celebrate.
“It’s nice to get a best time right before state, McEuen said. “Hopefully, I can come back and see what I can do at state.”
McEuen admitted there was some added pressure to set the record again. He didn’t feel all that confident because he said he hadn’t come close to that time this season.
If that wasn’t enough, McEuen dominated the 100 butterfly to set a meet record in 50.74. The old record of 52.13 was set by Corvallis’ Trevor Gourley in 2015.
McEuen said he just recently began swimming the event. Last year he won the 50 and 100 free races at state and wanted to give another event a try.
In addition to the individual titles, McEuen helped anchor the Warriors’ winning 200 free relay.
He teamed with Jonathan Yordy, Drew Charley and Dane Torgerson to win the 200 free relay in 1:30.45, just off the meet record of 1:29.80.
McEuen also anchored the 400 free relay that consisted of Charley, Yordy and Hunter Franco and finished in 3:19.64.
Yordy won the 200 IM after entering the finals seeded fourth. He said he had been sick recently and just wanted to get into the finals.
“(Friday) night I just visualized that I was going to win,” Yordy said after finishing in 2:04.67. “Then I just got in there and I just went for it.”
Yordy also placed second in the 500 free.