Mercer Island wins SeaKing District title | Girls prep swimming
By MEGAN MANAGAN
Mercer Island Reporter Reporter
November 4, 2012 · Updated 8:46 PM
The Mercer Island girls swim and dive team won the SeaKing District 2 title on Saturday evening at Mary Wayte Pool.
The Islanders won with 333 points, while Bainbridge finished in second place with 272 points. Lakeside was third as a team, Bellevue was fourth and Juanita finished in fifth place.
The Islanders finished third in the 200 medley relay with the group of Maddie Larkin, Danielle Deiparine, Masami Cookson and Margaret Seaton. The team had a time of 1:54.16 to qualify for the 3A state meet. Bainbridge won the race in 1:49.31.
Cailtin Cox was fourth overall in the 200 freestyle race in 1:58.36, while Alex Seidel finished fifth in 1:59.06. Kristin Hoffman was eighth and Angela Riggins was 10th overall.
Bellevue’s Kim Williams won the 200 individual medley race in 2:03.42, followed closely by Grace Wold who took second in 2:08.74. Deiparine was fourth, Emily Olsen was ninth and Larkin finished in 10th.
In the 50-yard freestyle event, Sabrina Kwan was second in 24.97, with Seaton in fifth and Christina Williamson in eighth.
Mercer Island senior Meg Lindsay finished first overall in the diving competition with 282.25 points to earn 16 points toward the Islanders team win. Hadley Michaels finished sixth for the team, while Olivia Cero was seventh. Sophia Cero finished in 10th place.
Kwan earned an individual title in the 100 butterfly race, finishing with a 56.63 time. Wold was second in 58.18 and Cookson was eighth overall, while Olsen was 11th in the event.
Hoffman earned her own individual title during the meet, taking the top spot in the 100 freestyle race. She finished in 54.35 seconds. Seidel was fourth, Williamson was fifth and Kira Godfred was sixth.
Leah Fisk finished in sixth place overall in the 500 freestyle event, racing to a 5:20.17 time. Cookson finished in seventh place in the event.
In the 100 backstroke race, Cox was third overall in 58.52, while Larkin finished in fifth and Godfred finished in ninth place. Deiparine finished third in the 100 breast stroke event, earning a 1:08.72 time. Sofija Raisys was seventh overall in 1:12.52 and Natalie Marques was 10th.
Mercer Island’s team of Cookson, Godfred, Olsen and Cox finished in second place in the 400 freestyle relay. The finished in 3:41.50.
The 3A state meet will begin with the preliminary events on Friday, Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. On Saturday, Nov. 10 the 3A state finals will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Contact Mercer Island Reporter Reporter Megan Managan at email@example.com or (206) 232-1215 ext. 5054.