Islander girls win swim and dive league and district championships

Mercer Island High School’s girls swim and dive team notched first place at both the recent 3A KingCo and district championships.

At KingCo, the Islanders amassed seven titles en route to finishing atop the team standings.

There were four school/3A KingCo records in the 200-yard medley relay (Clare Watson, Piper Enge, Gracyn Kehoe and Alexa McDevitt), 1:44.77; 100-yard butterfly, Piper Enge, 54.11; 200-yard freestyle relay (Piper Enge, Watson, Kehoe and McDevitt), 1:36.03; and 100-yard backstroke, Piper Enge, 56.26.

Additionally, Kehoe won the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.99) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.35) and McDevitt won the 200-yard individual medley (2:05.24).

Enge’s mark in the 100 fly was an automatic All-American qualifying time, guaranteeing her status as a High School All-American this year.

At districts, the Islanders also grabbed the team title and received victories from the 200 medley relay (1:46.32, Vivian Woare, Kehoe, Watson and Hope Enge); McDevitt in the 200 free (1:50.84); Piper Enge in the 200 IM (2:01.10); Watson in the 50-yard freestyle (23.13); Kehoe in the 100-yard freestyle (51.36); 200 freestyle relay (1:37.59, Hope Enge, Meg Dahlin, McDevitt and Piper Enge); and Piper Enge in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.07).

Watson broke two school records at districts: The 50 freestyle record set by Megan Oesting in 1990, and the 100 fly mark set by Piper Enge at the KingCo meet. Oesting’s 50 free time was 23.17, and Watson’s 100 fly time is 53.87.

The state meet is set for Nov. 10-12 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Mercer Island’s state team roster includes: Brooke Andrews, Anna Bertlin, Dahlin, Greta Doroski, Emily Dunn, Hope Enge, Piper Enge, Charlotte Friedman, Ella Grogan, Amelia Han, Kehoe, McDevitt, Isabel Peng, Julia Shang, Watson, CJ Woare and Vivian Woare.

Islanders making the 3A KingCo all-league girls swim and dive teams are: First team — McDevitt, Andrews, Watson, Kehoe and Piper Enge; second team — Peng and Dahlin; and honorable mention — Hope Enge, CJ Woare and Vivian Woare.