Day 2 of PNS Champs: Waite, Campbell win titlesJuly 26th, 2013 by Annette Griffus
Bainbridge Island Swim Club’s Garrett Waite claimed his first title at the Pacific Northwest Swimming Long Course swimming championships Friday.
Waite won the 11-12 year old 200-meter butterfly in 2 minutes, 25.11 seconds, beating out Bellevue Club Swim Team’s Vlad Elizarov in 2:29.31.
Not to be undone, Waite’s teammate, Lia Campbell, won the 13-14 100 freestyle in 59.63 seconds, holding off Christina Domanowski of Bellevue in 59.77. Campbell finished third in the 400 freestyle in 4:35.96 and seventh in the 200 fly in 2:32.49.
Waite was also second in the 100 backstroke behind William Zhou of Bellevue. Zhou finished in 1:05.79 to Waite’s 1:06.57. Teammate Makai Ingalls was fifth in the same event in a time of 1:11.65.
BISC’s Ian Lipton was third in the 10U 100 backstroke in 1:20.32, fifth in the 100 free (1:14.18), and sixth in the 50 free in 33.08.
Other top eight finishers include; BISC’s Hannah Tonsmann, who was sixth in the 11-12 400 freestyle in 4:58.59 and Shea Schardein, sixth in the girls 200 butterfly in 2:48.12.
Puget Sound Swim Club’s Dylan Macabitas finished sixth in the 13-14 100 backstroke in 1:05.85.
Poulsbo Piranhas Swim Team’s boys 11-12 200 medley relay finished seventh in 2:22.07.
Also, King Aquatic Club’s girls 200 medley relay broke the national age group record in the 17-18 category. King’s Hannah Weiss, Carolyn McCann, Heidi VanderWel and Morgan Ginnis finished in a time of 1:56.39, bettering the mark of 1:57.57 by the Aquajets of Minneapolis in 2011.
The meet continues Saturday with prelims at 8:30 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.
UPDATE: King’s 15-16 boys 200 medley relay set the NAG record Friday. Thomas Anderson, Josh Maclurg, Mathias Oh and Tommy Thach finished in 1:44.60 to obliterate the old record of 1:46.76 by Irvine NovaAquatics that included Aaron Peirsol and Mike Cavic.