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Mercer Island girls swim keeps record unblemished
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.