State swimming: Action underway at KCACNovember 16th, 2013 by Annette Griffus
The girls state swimming and diving finals has already seen some pretty terrific swims.
The Class 4A meet kicked off this morning with Newport of Bellevue besting Wenatchee and Gig Harbor in the team championship. Newport finished with 232 points to 169.5 for Wenatchee and 152 for GH.
Gig Harbor’s Carolyn McCann, who is headed to Michigan in the fall, broke the state record in the 100-yard breaststroke in one minute, 1.33 seconds. The previous record was held by Lindsay Marchand of Peninsula — kind of appropriate a rival breaks that mark — in 2008 in 1:02.00.
In the same event, Central Kitsap’s Sarah Avery finished 16th in 1:10.28.
Avery placed 11th in the 100 butterfly in 59.70 seconds.
Other meet records included Kenna Ramey of Federal Way in the 50 freestyle in 22.96. The old record was 23.17 held by Megan Oesting of Mercer Island in 1990.
UPDATE: The 2A meet has begun and the best shot for a local state champion is Klahowya junior Kelsey Crane. Crane is seeded second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 200 IM.
Port Townsend earned WIAA academic team championship in the 1A classification.
UPDATE: Kitsap came away with three more state championships.
Kelsey Crane won the 100 butterfly in 57.77 seconds in the 2A meet while Bainbridge senior Shayla Archer successfully defended her title in the 100 backstroke in 56.38. The Spartans, who finished third overall in the team standings, won the 200 medley relay in a meet record of 1:47.44.