Islanders notch league swim and dive title

Mercer Island High School’s boys swim and dive team won the 3A KingCo championship meet on Feb. 4 at Newport High School. The Islanders topped the team table with 309 points and received first-place swims from: Matt Williamson (100-yard butterfly, 49.48, and 100-yard backstroke, 52.11), Evan Liu (200-yard freestyle, 1:43.16, and 500-yard freestyle, 4:44.86) and Emmett Ralston (100-yard breaststroke, 57.79). Williamson’s fly time is an All-American consideration mark, and Ralston broke the 3A KingCo meet record in the breaststroke. On the diving side, Shane Kornblum placed third. Courtesy photo