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Islanders beat Interlake, stay ahead on season | Prep swimming results
Last Thursday, for the second time in a week, the Mercer Island girls swim team picked up a conference win.
Tuesday, the team beat Bellevue, and Thursday the Islanders hosted Interlake, winning 124-59.
Against the Saints, Mercer Island won nine of the 12 events.
In the 200 medley relay the Islanders took first in 1:57.46 with Cailtin Cox, Danielle Deiparine, Margaret Seaton and Christina Williamson swimming. The group of Madeline Larkin, Leah Fisk, Mily Koksu and Andrea Hatsukami took second for the Islanders in 1:57.87. Both teams earned state 3A qualifying times.
In the 200 freestyle event, Masami Cookson won at 2:05.47, a district qualifying time, while Kristin Hoffman was second at 2:06.74.
Senior Vee Vee Wang took first in the 200 individual medley race with a 2:21.21 time, to qualify for districts. She was followed by Cox with a 2:22.80 time.
Interlake earned it's first individual win of the meet in the 50 yard freestyle race, with CC Hagen taking first with a 26.02 time, while Christina Williamson was second at 26.32.
In the diving competition, Olivia Cero took first place with 143.35 points, while two Interlake divers were second and third.
Interlake won the 100 butterfly race, with Bridgid Mackey's time of 1:01.87, with Cookson finishing second at 1:0.31.
In the 100 freestyle race Larkin took the top spot with a district qualifying time of 58.99, while Cox took second at 59.07. Islander teammate Kiersten Picardo was third at 1:03.98.
In the 500 freestyle race, Deiparine had a state qualification time with a finish of 5:18.71, while Leah Fisk was second with a district time of 5:35.32.
The Islanders won the 200 freestyle relay with Williamson, Emily Olsen, Hatsukami and Deiparine swimming in 1:46.44, to qualify for state. Interlake took second in 1:47.96.
In the 100 backstroke event, Kira Godfred won with a 1:02.96 time, qualifying for state, while Heather Chan took second at 1:04.91.
Interlake's Anna Kimura was first in the breast stroke race, finishing the 100-yard swim in 1:12.36, while Natalie Marques was second in 1:14.05.
In the final event of the afternoon, the 400 freestyle relay, Mercer Island took first in 3:52.19 with the team of Williamson, Deiparine, Olsen and Cox qualifying for state. The team of Hastukami, Cookson, Wang and Larkin finished in second at 3:56.74.
The Islanders have one more league meet before the post season begins. The Islanders will take on Sammamish on Oct. 18. On Friday, Oct. 21 the team will participate in an invitational at the University of Washington pool, followed by the KingCo tournament on Oct. 28-29.