Mercer Island takes KingCo title | Prep swimming results

Emily Koksu swims during the girls 200 individual medley race during the KingCo conference meet on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Islanders won the meet. - Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter
Emily Koksu swims during the girls 200 individual medley race during the KingCo conference meet on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Islanders won the meet.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island girls swim team handily won the KingCo 3A/4A title on Saturday afternoon beating out 4A rival Skyline. The Islanders amassed 711 points during the meet, while second place Skyline posted 553.

Individually, Grace Wold was the only swimmer to finish first for Mercer Island. She won the 100 backstroke race in 57.23, a state qualifying time and the 100 freestyle in 53.11.

The Islanders finished second in the 200 medley relay, behind Skyline. The team of Alex Seidel, Wold, Margaret Seaton and Andrea Hatsukami finished in 1:53.38.

In the 200 freestyle race, Danielle Deiparine was eighth overall in 1:58.79, while Angela Riggins took 10th, Leah Fisk was 11th and Masami Cookson was 12th.

Kira Godfred was ninth overall in the 200 individual medley race, finishing in 2:18.83, while Vee Vee Wang was 10th in 2:19.25. Lindsay White was 11th in 2:21.79.

In the 50 freestyle race, Christina Williamson was ninth overall in 25.74, while Seaton fininshed in 14th, Hatsukami was 16th and Emily Olsen took 18th place.

Meg Lindsay finished second overall in the diving competition, eraning 365.55 points overall. Olivia Cero finished 16th for the Islanders.

In the 100 butterfly, Seidel was fifth with a 1:02.02 time, while Cookson was sixth in 1:04.89. Teammate Madeline Larkin was ninth in 1:03.34, while Madeleine Chandless was 10th overall.

Also racing in the 100 freestyle, which Wold won , Islander Williamson was seventh, Kristin Hoffman was eighth and Godfred was ninth.

Deiparine finished sixth in the 500 freestyle marathon, taking the spot with a time of 5:23.72. Riggins was seventh in 5:24.26. Fisk finished 10th, and Caitlin Cox was 12th overall.

The Islanders also took second as a team in the 200 freestyle relay, this time pairing up Williamson, Olsen, Seaton and Seidel, finishing in 1:43.26 behind Newport.

Heather Chan was ninth in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.38, while teammate Sabrina Steinhauer was 14th in 1:06.10.

Wang finished sixth in the 100 breast stroke in 1:12.54, while Natalie Marques was eighth in 1:13.39 and Seidel was ninth in the race at 1:13.95. CeCe Tremaine-Nelson was 13th in 1:14.24.

Mercer Island fininshed third in the 400 freestyle relay. Godfred, Deiparine, Cookson and Wold combined for a 3:41.81 time, behind Skyline and Newport.

The team moves forward to the SeaKing district meet, which will be held at Mary Wayte pool on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5. The finals will be held on Saturday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The diving competition will take place at Juanita Pool on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 9:30 a.m.

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