Special to the Reporter
Led by seven first-place finishes, the Mercer Island High School (MIHS) girls swim and dive team won the 3A KingCo championship on Oct. 27-28. The event took place at Mary Wayte Pool for swimming and Juanita High School for diving.
Senior Piper Enge broke a longstanding school record for the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:48:42. Other first-place finishes for Mercer Island include: sophomore Gracyn Kehoe – 200-yard individual medley (2:06.32); Piper Enge – 100-yard butterfly (54.34); junior Isabel Peng – 100-yard freestyle (53.51); 200-yard medley relay, 1:49.47 (senior Vivian Woare, Kehoe, Peng and sophomore Meg Dahlin); 200-yard freestyle relay, 1:40.26 (Peng, senior Ella Grogan, freshman Emma Nowakowski and Piper Enge); and 400-yard freestyle relay, 3:34.50 (Piper Enge, Dahlin, Kehoe and junior CJ Woare).
Piper Enge, Kehoe and Peng were named to the First-Team All-League, along with Dahlin, Hope Enge and Vivian Woare. Second-Team included CJ Woare and Nowakowski, while honorable mentions went to Greta Doroski, Amelia Han, Rachael Yoo and Julia Shang.
MIHS also won the Sea-King District title, and the girls will next compete at state on Nov. 9-11 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.