Olympia High School freshman Tony Ponomarev during boys swim practice at The Evergreen State College pool in Olympia, Wash. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.
Olympia High School freshman Tony Ponomarev during boys swim practice at The Evergreen State College pool in Olympia, Wash. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com
Olympia High School freshman Tony Ponomarev during boys swim practice at The Evergreen State College pool in Olympia, Wash. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com

Lauren Smith has been a high school sports reporter at The News Tribune and The Olympian since 2015. She also assists with coverage of professional and college sports. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and Emerald Ridge High School.