The Class 2A West Central District swimming and diving meet begins Friday at Hazen High School in Renton. The meet includes teams from the Olympic, Seamount and South Puget Sound Leagues.
The prelims begin Friday at 10 a.m. while Saturday’s finals are at 11 a.m. The top six individuals and relays qualify for the state meet, Nov. 15-16 at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Among the top qualifiers locally are Klahowya junior Kelsey Crane and North Kitsap’s Serita Solis. Crane, the two-time defending state champion in the 500-yard freestyle, is seeded first in the 200 individual medley in 2 minutes, 17.95 seconds, and the 100 butterfly in 1:01.17. Solis is the top seed in the 50 freestyle in 26.35 seconds and seeded fourth in the 100 fly in 1:04.94.
Kingston’s Katherine Andersen is seeded second in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.26) and third in the 500 free in 2:22.27. Bremerton’s Juliana Guyt is seeded fourth in 2:32.71 in the 500 as well. Port Townsend’s Rose Ridder is seeded second in the 50 free while Port Angeles’ Carter Juskevich is ranked No. 1 in the 200 free (2:04.51), followed by teammate Jaine Macias (2:05.29). PA’s Ashlee Reid is the top seed in the 100 backstroke (1:05.03) and the 100 free (57.66) while Ridder is second (1:00.94) in the free. Audra Perrizo of PA is ranked No. 1 in the 500 free (6:00.56).
North Kitsap’s 200 free and medley relay’s are ranked second, right behind Port Angeles, while the 400 free is seeded fourth.
Former North Kitsap standout Bethany Aban still holds the district record in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.86 in 2011.
Port Angeles’ Tracie Macias is the record holder in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.26 last year. Port Angeles holds the 200 medley relay record in 1:58.84.
Bainbridge district also set for Friday
The Bainbridge swim team will compete in the Class 3A SeaKing District meet Friday and Saturday at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island. Friday’s prelims are at 4:30 p.m. with Saturday’s finals at 5:30 p.m. The top five individuals and relays qualify for state.
Junior Mikelle Ackerley is the top seed in two events, the 200 freestyle in 1:58.30 and 100 free in 55.39.
Shayla Archer is ranked No. 1 in the 100 backstroke in 58.03, the same event she won at state last year. She’s also ranked third in the 200 IM (2:11.06).
Other individuals in the mix include Carina Laukaitis, a freshman who is ranked fifth in the 200 free and the 500 free; sophomore Allison Murphy, who is fourth in the 200 IM; Ani Duni, sixth in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 breaststroke while sophomore Candice Rosen is fifth in the 500 free.
The Spartans’ 200 medley relay is ranked first, the 200 free relay is seeded third and the 400 free is ranked second.
Also, Holy Names’ Sydney Bishoff is seeded seventh in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free. Bishoff is a Port Orchard resident.
I’ll also note that Bainbridge holds some district records as well. The Spartans 200 medley relay set the time in that event last year in 1:49.31. Former standout and Olympic silver medalist Emily Silver holds the 50 freestyle record in 23.47 in 2001 and the 100 free in 51.16 in 2003. Sister Helen Silver holds the record in the 100 backstroke in 56.78 in 2001 (Liberty’s Makenna Briggs tied in 2012).