We are underway for the finals of the state swimming and diving
meet at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
First up is the 3A classification, which for Kitsap includes
Bainbridge and Central Kitsap.
Bainbridge’s 200 medley relay, Mikelle Ackerley (200 free, 100
free), Allison Murphy (200 IM, 100 back), Samantha Cara (100 free),
200 free relay, Ani Duni (100 breast) and the 400 free relay are
all into the A finals.
Central Kitsap’s Leah Avery, who won the district title in the
100 backstroke, qualified for the B finals in the 200 IM today.
Avery didn’t qualify for the finals in the back.
In the 200 medley relay, Bainbridge finished fourth in 1 minute,
UPDATE: Bainbridge’s Carina Laukaitis finished 14th in the 200
free in 2:02.34 while Natalie Ackerley finished second in the B
finals, 10th overall, in the 200 IM in 2:13.15.
UPDATE: In the 200 individual medley, Bainbridge’s Allison
Murphy finished eighth in 2:11.85, Natalie Ackerley placed 10th
(2:13.15) and Leah Avery of CK was 16th (2:19.49). In the 50 free,
Samantha Caro of Bainbridge finished 11th. Through four events
Bainbridge sits in fourth place in the team standings with 70
points. Lakeside-Seattle is first (131), followed by Mercer Island
(104) and Bellevue (80).
UPDATE: In diving, the Spartans had two top eight finishers and
both are sophomores. Cameron Rouser, of Kingston, placed fourth
with 355.50 points and Zora Opalka was sixth (338.90). Bainbridge’s
highest individual placer so far is Mikelle Ackerley. The senior
finished third in the 100 free in 53.62. Former Bainbridge
champion, Emily Silver, who won four 100 free titles (and four 50
free titles) still holds the state record in that event in 50.16
set in 2003.
UPDATE: Bainbridge’s Ani Duni finished fourth in the 100
breaststroke, breaking the school record of 1:06.04 by Tess Harpur
in the process. Duni clocked a 1:05.94. Allison Murphy placed
fourth in the 100 back in 1:00.33. Both Duni and Murphy are
All three of the Spartans relays placed in the top four with the
200 free finishing second in 1:39.60. The 400 free was fourth.
Overall, Bainbridge finished third in the team standings with
187 points. Lakeside repeated as champs, with a 281, followed by
Mercer Island, 242.5.
Up next is the 4A meet which starts at 2:30 p.m.
UPDATE: In the 4A, Monkhouse finished fifth in the 50 free in
24.80. She’s the only Kitsap qualifier in this session.
The 2A meet starts at 6:30 p.m. as Klahowya’s Kelsey Crane will
be eyeing a state title in either the 200 IM or butterfly.
UPDATE: At the 2A meet, Kelsey Crane finished second in the
200 IM and fifth in the butterfly. Kira was third in the 100
backstroke and sixth in the 50 free. The Eagles 200 medley relay
was 14th while the 400 free relay placed eighth. It’s the first
time the 400 relay had qualified and the girls were pretty
ecstatic, albeit tired after a long two days.
Klahowya coach Diana Peterson was named the 2A coach of the
year, the first time she’s won the award. The Eagles finished 11th
overall in the team standings. North Kitsap placed 13th. Port
Angeles was eighth; Port Townsend 15th; Sequim 33rd and Bremerton
North Kitsap’s 200 free relay was disqualified (they had two
swimmers in the water during an exchange). NK’s Serita Solis
finished eighth in the butterfly and Kingston’s Katherine Anderson
was eighth in the 100 breaststroke.