Mercer Island wins district crown | Swimming results
By MEGAN MANAGAN
Mercer Island Reporter Reporter
November 7, 2011 · Updated 8:35 AM
The Mercer Island girls swimming team took top honors during Saturday's SeaKing district finals, winning the title with 336 points. Second place team Bainbridge earned 273.
While the Islanders won overall, the team won just four individual district titles during the meet.
Grace Wold took the 100 butterfly race in 55.81, a state qualifying time. Teammate Alex Seidel won the 100 freestyle in 54.55, another state time. Mercer Island's final title win came in the last event of the meet, the 400 freestyle relay. The Islander team of Seidel, Kira Godfred, Danielle Deiparine and Wold won in 3:37.41.
Diver Meg Lindsay took first place in the diving competition, held at Juanita pool on Saturday.
The next meet will be the 3A state competition this weekend. Preliminary events will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The finals begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12.Contact Mercer Island Reporter Reporter Megan Managan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 232-1215 ext. 5054.