I thought I’d take a few minutes and let you know where our top
swimmers are seeded heading into the state meet.
But first, here’s a look back at last weekend’s district
North Kitsap’s 200 free relay won the Class 2A WCD meet record,
and broke the school record by four seconds, in 1:44.81, at Hazen
High in Renton. The old record was 1:45.25 in 2010. Check out the link here to see a video of the
Vikings — Isabel Hendryx, Izy Iral, Dannica Hennings, Serita Solis
— win. The video was shot by RJ Iral. North finished third overall
behind Liberty and Port Angeles. The relay is the No. 1 seed
heading into state with a time of 1:43.24, but it will be a battle
with Port Angeles who is right behind in 1:43.54.
Speaking of NK, the Vikings have a very strong, very young team
but are led by senior Solis. She finished second at district
in the 50 free (seeded sixth at state) while Klahowya sophomore
Kira Crane is the second seed in the 50. Solis is the second seed
heading into the 100 butterfly with the top spot going to Port
Angeles’ Jaine Macias. NK’s Isabel Hendryx, a freshman, is seeded
third in the 100 back. The Vikings 400 free relay is also seeded
Klahowya sophomore Kira Crane is the second seed in the 50 free
and the third seed in the 100 free. It was her sister, Kelsey, that
dominated the longer distances in her four years at Klahowya,
winning state titles along the way. Crane will be joined by
teammate Hallie Turk as well.
Olympic has two freshmen adding to the youth movement for
Kitsap swimmers, Chloe Partsch and Danielle Snyder, as well as
Kingston freshman Claudia Velie. Partsch is among the top six
in the 100 fly while Velie is among the top six in the 200 IM.
At the 4A district, Aspen Monkhouse of South Kitsap is seeded
third in the 50 free and sixth in 100 free. However, she didn’t
swim at district and I’m not sure what her status is for this
weekend. She’s had breathing/health issues in the past.
For Bainbridge in 3A, the Spartans’ Cammy Rouser finished second
in the diving and Ani Duni was second in the 100 breast. Bainbridge
finished second overall behind Lakeside, who looks like the team to
beat at state.
Speaking of Bainbridge, this will be the final meet for head
coach Greg Colby. Colby and his wife are headed back to his
hometown of Boise, Idaho. Colby has been the girls coach the last
“We’re going to hang out with my parents a little bit,” he said.
“This is a great group to go out with, trouble free … I’ll miss
being around but I’m looking forward to the change.”