Mercer Island beats Bainbridge in battle of islands | Boys prep swimming

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Mercer Island's Chris Apodaca swims the butterfly portion of the 200 medley relay during the Islanders meet against Bainbridge on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island boys swim and dive team earned their first win of 2013, beating Bainbridge 126-57 in an island battle.

In their home pool Mercer Island won 10 of the 12 events to win the meet.

The Islanders team of Samuel Chong, Noah Deiparine, Duncan Koontz and Brandt Waesche won the 200 medley relay in 1:43.40, while Deiparine took the top spot in the 200 freestyle race in 1:51.28. He went on to also win the 100 butterfly race in 57.93 seconds. Tanner Martinez won the 200 individual medley for the Islanders in 2:09.51. Bainbridge’s Kevin Yalung won the 50 freestyle spring in 23.20 seconds.

Cody Hall won the diving competition for Mercer Island with a final score of 199.85. Andrew Weiss won the 100 freestyle race in 48.55 and Ian Caldwell earned the first place finish in the 500 freestyle race in 5:19.13.

Mercer Island’s Karl MacLane, Samuel Peterson, Caldwell and Weiss won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:35.07. Bainbridge’s second event win went to Logan McDaniel who won the 100 backstroke race in 59.9 seconds.

Islander Duncan Koontz won the 100 breast stroke race in 1:06.46, while the 400 relay race went to Mercer Island’s Weiss, Caldwell, Deiparine and Waesche in 3:27.91.

Mercer Island will host Bellevue on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 3:30 p.m. before traveling to the Kentridge Invitational this weekend.




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