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Bainbridge takes second at the 3A girls' swimming state meet

(L-R) Emily Sonnenfeld, Kayla Estes and Geneva Levy are all smiles after Levy won the consolation finals of the 100 freestyle at the WIAA 3A state girls
(L-R) Emily Sonnenfeld, Kayla Estes and Geneva Levy are all smiles after Levy won the consolation finals of the 100 freestyle at the WIAA 3A state girls' swim meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
— image credit: John Becerra Jr./Staff Writer

FEDERAL WAY - Tess Harpur will sleep well tonight.

The junior came away with two second place finishes in the 100 breaststroke and the 100 butterfly at the WIAA 3A girls' state swim meet Saturday night at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

As a team, Bainbridge took second with 220 points to Mercer Island's 278. Its the first time in two years they have taken a trophy home and the first time since 2006 that they finished in second place.

Her silver medal time of 57.16 in the fly broke the school record of 57.43 set by Isabel Williams at the 2006 state meet.

Harpur's time of 1:06.04 broke her own record of 1:06.63 which was set in the preliminary swims Friday night.

That prelim time broke Christina Swanson's mark of 1:06.68 which was set back in 1999.

Despite suffering a cut between her ring and pinky finger in the 200 IM, Sarah Grundman was third in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:08.29.

Geneva Levy took third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:55.78.

The other top individual finisher was Shannon Engelbrecht with her fourth place finish in diving. She scored 340.30 points.

The 200 medley relay team of Emily Sonnenfeld, Harpur, Anna Peirano and Julia Griffiths took a bronze home with a time of 1:51.80.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Harpur, Cameo Hlebasko, Griffiths and Geneva Levy also took third with a time of 1:40.25.

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