Photo courtesy of Allison Nelson The Mercer Island girls swim team captured first place as a team at the Mid-Columbia Invitational on Sept. 16 in Tri-Cities.The Islanders captured first place, compiling 349 total team points. Hanford earned second place with 308 team points. Mercer Island Islanders 2017 swim team captains Lauren Ralph, Ellie Williams, Caroline Hawkins and Tess Ritchey are pictured in the above photo. Islanders’ athletes collecting first place finishes included Chloe Mark (200 IM) and Hailey Vandenbosch (100 fly). Mercer Island swimmers attaining second place in their respective events were Kaitlyn Williamson (200 medley relay), Tess Ritchey (200 medley relay), Julia Williamson (200 medley relay, 400 free relay), Ellie Williams (200 medley relay, 200 free relay), Annie Pearse (50 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay), Vandenbosch (200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 free) and Alexandra Williams (200 free relay, 400 free relay).

Islanders earn first place at Mid-Columbia Invitational

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The Mercer Island girls swim team captured first place as a team at the Mid-Columbia Invitational on Sept. 16 in Tri-Cities. The Islanders compiled 349 total team points. Hanford earned second place with 308 team points. Mercer Island 2017 swim team captains Lauren Ralph, Ellie Williams, Caroline Hawkins and Tess Ritchey are pictured in the above photo. Islanders’ athletes collecting first-place finishes included Chloe Mark (200 IM) and Hailey Vandenbosch (100 fly). Mercer Island swimmers attaining second place in their respective events were Kaitlyn Williamson (200 medley relay), Tess Ritchey (200 medley relay), Julia Williamson (200 medley relay, 400 free relay), Ellie Williams (200 medley relay, 200 free relay), Annie Pearse (50 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay), Vandenbosch (200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 free) and Alexandra Williams (200 free relay, 400 free relay).

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