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Mercer Island girls swim keeps record unblemished

Kira Godfred, an MIHS freshman, swims toward a win in the 500-yard freestyle event during the Islanders’ home meet against Woodinville last Tuesday. - Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter
Kira Godfred, an MIHS freshman, swims toward a win in the 500-yard freestyle event during the Islanders’ home meet against Woodinville last Tuesday.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

Members of the Mercer Island girls swim and dive team notched two more wins for their season, defeating Woodinville and Inglemoor in home league meets, 130-56.

The Islanders won 130-56 against Woodinville last Tuesday, winning all but one event. When faced with Inglemoor on Thursday, the swim and dive team again showed dominance with a 104-82 victory.

The Islanders earned solid wins in all of the relay and individual events except for the 100-yard breaststroke.

The only event of the meet which Mercer Island did not finish first in was the 100-yard breaststroke, when Woodinville’s Olivia Ly beat out Mercer Island’s Larkin by nine-tenths of a second. Ly’s time was 1:15.46, and Larkin finished at 1:15.55.

In the 1-meter diving competition, the Mercer Island girls swept the top three spots. Freshman Meggie Lindsey finished in first place with a final score of 159.25. Maddison Crothamel, a sophomore, was second with a score of 132.60, and junior Molly Streeter nabbed the third place spot with a score of 115.

While hosting Inglemoor, Mercer Island freshman Grace Wold qualified for the state swim meet in the 200-yard freestyle event with a meet winning time of 2:01.07, ahead of the state time of 2:01.90. Wold qualified for a second event after winning the 500-yard freestyle race with a time of 5:26.15, with the state qualifying mark at 5:26.90. Teammate and swim captain Jennifer Pak also qualified for state in the 100-yard breaststroke event with a time of 1:12.27, just three-tenths of a second ahead of the state time at 1:12.50.

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