Swimming: Mercer Island seizes rivalry win over Bellevue

Samuel Chong finishes the final lap of the backstroke in the 200 individual medley race last Tuesday during the Islanders’ home win over Bellevue.  - Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter
Samuel Chong finishes the final lap of the backstroke in the 200 individual medley race last Tuesday during the Islanders’ home win over Bellevue.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

With just a few regular season meets left to go this season, the Mercer Island boys team is diving forward after beating Bellevue, 129.5 to 53.5, last Tuesday.

The Islanders, who remain undefeated this season, snatched the rivalry win away from the Wolverines in impressive fashion, posting several state qualifying times. In the 50 freestyle event, the top three finishers, all from Mercer Island, posted state qualifying times: Ian Fisk at 21.59, Robbie Homchick at 22.81 and Duncan Howard at 22.83. Howard qualified again in the 100 freestyle as he and Quinn Markwith went one-two in the race.

The team traveled to Bainbridge on Thursday for the last away meet of the regular season, where the Island found a close 90-86 victory. On Tuesday the team hosted Inglemoor in the last regular season meet of the year, before the KingCo league meet next week.

Mercer Island 129.5, Bellevue 53.5

200 medley relay – Mercer Island (Fisk, Chong, Homchick, Howard) 1:42.91. 200 freestyle – Andy Ingerson, 1:48.86. 200 IM – Conrad Preston, Bellevue, 2:08.73. 50 freestyle – 1, Ian Fisk, 21.59; 2, Robbie Homchick, 22.81; 3, Duncan Howard, 22.83. Diving – Bryan Maruhashi, MI, 151.40. 100 butterfly – Taylor Seidel, 55.59. 100 freestyle – 1, Howard, 50.29; 2, Quinn Markwith, 50.33. 500 free – Paolo Stanchi, Bellevue, 5:00.29. 200 freestyle relay – Mercer Island (Seidel, Howard, K. Moline, Voit) 1:32.54. 100 back – 1, Stanchi, Bellevue, 55.96; 2, Fisk, MI, 56.59. 100 breast – Geoffrey Stokes, Bellevue, 1:02.30. 400 free relay – Mercer Island (Danciu, Fisk, Wingerson, Seidel) 3:22.70.

Mercer Island 90, Bainbridge 86

200 medley relay – Bainbridge 1:46.38. 200 free – McCarthy, Bainbridge, 1:48.47. 200 IM – 1, Fisk, 2:02.65. 50 free – Chupik, Bainbridge, 23.28. Diving – Zuckerman, Bainbridge, 112.45. 100 fly – Jenkins, Bainbridge, 56.34. 100 free – Fisk, 47.93. 500 free – McCarthy, Bainbridge, 4:41.50. 200 free relay – Mercer Island (Kaminski, Homchick, Williamson, Fisk) 1:32.79. 100 back – Ortyn, Bainbridge, 58.03. 100 breast – Seidel, 1:05.49. 400 free relay – Bainbridge (Ortyn, Jenkins, McCarthy, Chupik) 3:21.62.

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