Mercer Island cruised to a 115-61 win against the Bellevue Wolverines in the regular season finale on Jan. 25. James Richardson (pictured) earned first place in the 100 fly. Mercer Island improved their overall record to 7-0 in dual meets with the win.
Mercer Island head coach Evan Moline is looking forward to the postseason in the pool.
“Our undefeated season has been great and it shows the true depth that we have on this team,” Moline said. “We haven’t gone undefeated in the regular season in a few years now but we definitely aren’t done. We know we have some work to do, but we are still focused on what we set out for this year, which is a state championship. We want to bring back the culture of success that I was lucky enough to experience back when I was on the team.”
The 200 medley relay quartet of Alex Edwards, Kyle Bailey, Carson Coe and Richardson captured first place. The 200 free relay team of Killian Riley, Nate Robinson, Oliver Hoff and Coe cruised to a first-place finish. The 400 free relay team of Riley, Richardson, Robinson and Hoff earned first place. Islanders capturing first place in individual events were Colin Ralston (200 IM, 100 breast stroke), Jake Headrick (500 free) and Richardson (100 backstroke).