Mercer Island beats Bainbridge | Girls prep swimming

The Mercer Island girls swim and dive team cheer before the team
The Mercer Island girls swim and dive team cheer before the team's meet against Bainbridge on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
— image credit: John Fisk/Contributed photo

The Mercer Island girls swim and dive team took on island rival Bainbridge on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The Islanders won 108-78.

In the 200 yard medley relay, Bainbridge won with a 1:51.72 time, followed by Mercer Island’s team of Cailtin Cox, Danielle Deiparine, Sabrina Kwan and Christina Williamson, three tenths of a second later in 1:51.75.

Bainbridge’s Geneva Levy won the 200 freestyle race in 1:58.47, followed by Kay Sterner of BHS in 1:59.00. Cox was third overall in 2 minutes flate. Leah Fisk was fifth overall, followed by Angela Riggins in sixth place.

Grace Wold won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:07.60, qualifying for the state meet. Teammate Deiparine took second overall in 2:13.06, followed by Maddie Larkin in fourth place.

Alex Seidel earned the top finish in the 50-yard freestyle race, with a state qualifying time of 24.98, with Kwan in second and Williamson in third place.

In the diving competition, Mercer Island’s Meg Lindsay was first with 210.45 points. Olivia Cero finished in fourth place with 135.25 points and Sophia Cero finished in sixth place with 127.50 points.

Kwan earned her first individual win of the meet in the 100 butterfly, winning with a 59.24 time to qualify for state. Emily Olsen was third in 1:00.79, followed by Emily Koksu in fifth place.

Seidel won the 100 freestyle, qualifying for state with a time of 54.62. Kristin Hoffman was second overall in 55.29, with Kira Godfred in fifth place in 58.36.

Bainbridge’s Kay Sterner won the 500 freestyle race in 5:13.32. The 4A state qualifying time for the event is 5:19.90 and the 3A state time is 5:27.90. Islander Grace Wold was second in 5:16.18, also qualifying for state. Masami Cookson finished in fourth place with a 5:24.54 time. Lindsay White was sixth overall in 5:41.18.

The Islander team of Seidel, Williamson, Kwan and Wold won the 200 freestyle relay title, winning with a 1:41.90 time. The state qualifying mark is set at 1:46.5 for the event.

Cox won the 100 backstroke race, completing the event in 59.35 seconds, well ahead of the 1:02.90 3A state qualifying time. Larkin was third overall, and Godfred finished in sixth place.

Deiparine won the 100 breast stroke event, finishing in 1:09.99, two seconds ahead of the state mark. Fisk was second in 1:10.73, with Natalie Marques in fifth in 1:13.20.

Mercer Island won the final event of the meet, the 400 freestyle with the team of Seidel, Hoffman, Cox and Wold in 3:42.80. The team of Williamson, Cookson, Riggins and Olsen finished in third in 3:46.95.

The Islanders will travel to take on Garfield in a non-conference meet on Friday, Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m.


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