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Casey McEuen

Lebanon High athletic director Kraig Hoene, right, presents Casey McEuen with a ceremonial shirt following the senior's record-breaking performance at the 5A state championships. 

Matt DeBow, Mid-Valley Media

LEBANON — Following his dominant performance at last weekend’s OSAA 5A state swimming championships, Lebanon High senior Casey McEuen was honored during a ceremony at Bud Page Activity Center Wednesday morning.

McEuen set the all-time OSAA record in the 50-yard freestyle in Saturday’s state finals, finishing the race in 20.18 seconds at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham. The previous record of 20.32 was set by Westview’s Morgon Henderson-Kunz in 2009.

McEuen blew away second-place finisher Brady Spear, who finished in 21.85.

The University of Nevada-Las Vegas signee also set a 5A state meet record while winning the 100 butterfly in 49.19. With McEuen swimming the anchor legs, Lebanon placed first in the 200 freestyle relay (1:30.02) and 400 free relay (3:17.73).

The Warriors went on to finish second in the team points standings.

McEuen began swimming competitively at age 10 with the Lebanon Swim Club. He has competed for Corvallis Aquatic Team the past two-plus years. 

McEuen secured five individual state title during his standout high school career, winning two in the 50 free, two in the 100 free and one in the 100 fly. He is likely to repeat as Oregon Prep Male Swimmer of the Year in June.


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