State Swimming & Diving Finals thread

The second day of the state girls swimming and diving championships are underway at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

The Class 2A meet is underway and top qualifier Port Angeles won the 200-yard medley relay with a hard charge from Liberty, 1:50.76 to 1:51.31.

Port Townsend was named the academic champion with a team grade point average of 3.508 for 1A and head coach Peter Braden.

200 freestyle final: Klahowya junior Kira Crane placed fifth in 1:57.39 and North Kitsap’s Isabel Hendryx was sixth in 1:59.90.

200 IM consolation final: Olympic sophomore Chloe Partsch finished 10th overall in 2:16.82, well ahead of her prelim time of 2:20.54 from Friday.

50 free final: North Kitsap freshman Eleanor Beers won her first state title in the 50 freestyle in 23.36. That’s the second fastest all-time in 2A and she tied with Missy McIntyre of Oak Harbor for the top 10 all-time.

100 butterfly final: Klahowya’s Crane finished second to Alexis Schmidtt of Cheney, 58.21 to 58.24. Partsch of Olympic was sixth.

100 free final: Beers claimed her second individual title with a time of 50.98, a state record by one-one hundredth of a second. Amelia Messegee held the record of 50.99 since Nov. 10, 2007.

500 free final: Kingston’s Claudia Velie finished fifth.

200 free relay final: Liberty edged North Kitsap to win the relay, 1:39.45 to 1:39.84.

100 backstroke final: North’s Isabel Hendryx finished second to two-time state champion Taylor McCoy of Pullman. McCoy will swim at WSU next year. Hendryx’s had a time of 59.58 to McCoy’s 56.40.

400 free relay: North Kitsap won in a time of 3:14.36, holding off Liberty in 3:14.71.

North Kitsap finished fourth overall. It’s the first Greg Braun-led Vikings team to podium at the state meet in his 26 years as head coach.

Class 3A

Bainbridge senior Zora Opalka receives her gold medal from Spartans head coach Sarah Bullock at the Class 3A state swimming and diving meet. Opalka is the first female diver to win a state championship for Bainbridge. (Annette Griffus/Kitsap Sun)
Bainbridge senior Zora Opalka receives her gold medal from Spartans head coach Sarah Bullock at the Class 3A state swimming and diving meet. Opalka is the first female diver to win a state championship for Bainbridge.
(Annette Griffus/Kitsap Sun)

1-meter diving: Bainbridge’s Zora Opalka won the school’s first girls title with 422.10 points to hold off Lakeside’s Amber Chong, 421.70. Bainbridge’s Cammy Rouser was fifth.

200 IM final: Central Kitsap sophomore Taylor Sims placed eighth in 2:14.03.

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