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BISC collects more records at sectionals

(L-R) Natalie Ackerley, Kim Williams, Alison Brooks and Mikelle Ackerley pose after their record-breaking relay swims. - Courtesy of Bainbridge Island Swim Club
(L-R) Natalie Ackerley, Kim Williams, Alison Brooks and Mikelle Ackerley pose after their record-breaking relay swims.
— image credit: Courtesy of Bainbridge Island Swim Club

Team takes seventh overall at sectionals last weekend.

The Bainbridge Island Swim Club placed seventh out of 121 teams competing in the team competition at the Northwest Age Group Sectionals March 14 – 16 at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.

Approximately 1,255 swimmers from seven states including Hawaii, Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and Washington competed in the three-day event.

Several BISC Club records, Pacific Northwest Swimming Records and two meet records were broken by the BISC swimmers.

In the 10 and under girls age category, Mikelle Ackerley, Natalie Ackerley, Kim Williams and Alison Brooks placed first in both the 200 yard free relay and the 200 yard medley relay, setting two new BISC records with a time of 1:58.53 in the free relay and a time of 2:13.25 in the medley relay.

Williams placed third in the girls 11 and under 500 freestyle with a time of 5:39.48 and placed first in the 100 freestyle with a new Northwest age group meet record of 58.63, breaking the old record of 59.02 which was set in 1988 by Lonnie Nadal.

Her time in the 100 free is also a new Pacific Northwest Swimming Record originally 59.15 set in 1991 by Heather Reichmann.

Williams also won the 200 freestyle in a time of 2:08.40, the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:08.99, the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:15.68 and the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:24.14, which also was a new Northwest age group meet record, breaking the old record of 2:25.61 set in 1994 by Capi Adams.

Williams received the Northwest age group Sectionals girls 10 and under high-point award.

Mikelle Ackerley placed seventh in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 39.18, fifth in the 100 breaststroke with a personal best time of 1:22.67 and fifth in the 100 IM with a time of 1:14.38.

Natalie Ackerley placed fifth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:13.24 and placed eighth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:37.55 while Mikelle finished ninth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:38.71 and Brooks finished 10th with a time of 2:38.71.

Brooks also placed fifth in the 100 freestyle with a personal best time of 1:03.99, fourth in the 200 free with a personal best time of 2:13.64 and placed 11th in the girls 11 and under 500 freestyle with a personal best time of 5:47.33.

In the girls 11-year-old division, Anna Peirano placed ninth in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:18.42. She also placed fifth in the 50 butterfly with a personal best time of 29.36, seventh in the 100 fly with a personal best time of 1:06.68 and eighth in the 200 IM with a personal best time of 2:28.36.

Geneva Levy placed 19th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:17.72 and 18th in the 500 freestyle (6:04.01)

In the girls’ 12-year-old age group, Kay Sterner placed 24th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:10.39 and 18th in the 500 freestyle with a 5:43.45.

Sterner had only recently returned to training due to a back injury and wasn’t expecting her best times but was glad to be able to compete again.

In the girls’ 14-year-old age group, Cameo Hlebasko placed 13th in the 1650 yard freestyle with a personal best time of 18:35.03.

In the girls’ 15–18-year-old age group, Julie Pendleton placed second in the 200 breaststroke with a personal best time of 2:31.38.

She also placed third in the 400 IM with a personal best time of 4:45.74 and eighth in the 100 fly with a time of 1:01.54.

In the boys 10 and under age group, C.J. Waite placed second in the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke, both with personal best times of 2:33.74 and 1:21.42, respectively, which are new BISC club records.

He also placed third in the 100 IM with a time of 1:12.97 (also a new BISC record), fourth in the 50 free with a time of 29.17 and seventh in the 100 free with a personal best time and new BISC club record of 1:04.39.

Jack Peirano placed ninth in the 100 butterfly with a personal best time of 1:15.55, tenth in the 100 IM with a time of 1:16.76 and 15th in the 50 fly with a personal best time of 34:37.

Sam Alpaugh placed 16th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:17.23.

In the boys 11-year-old age group, Marcus Tonsmann placed seventh in the 200 freestyle with a personal best time of 2:14.51.

In the boys’ 12-year-old age group, Todd McCarthy placed second in the 200 backstroke with a personal best time of 2:06.62, also a new BISC club record.

He placed seventh in the 200 IM with a personal best time and new BISC record of 2:17.03, seventh in the 100 IM with another personal best time of 1:04.02 and sixth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:02.23.

In the 100 backstroke he finished with a time of 59.89 in the prelims which was a personal best time and new BISC record and took fourth in the finals.

Additionally, he placed fourth in the 100 freestyle with a personal best time of 56.74.

Spencer Alpaugh placed third in the 500 freestyle with a new personal best time of 5:18.36.

He also placed eighth in the 200 freestyle with a personal best time of 2:09.42 and seventh in the 200 IM with a personal best time of 2:20.89.

In the boys 13-year-old age group, Andrew McCarthy won the 500 freestyle with a personal best time and new club record of 4:59.66.

He also won the 1650 freestyle with a personal best time and new BISC club record of 17:06.63, took second in the 200 freestyle with a personal best time of 1:52.81 and he placed 14th in the 400 IM with a personal best time of 4:41.22.

In the boys 14-year-old age group, Colin Chupik placed 15th in both the 50 freestyle and the 100 backstroke with personal best times of 24.15 and 1:00.68, respectively.

Sam and Spencer Alpaugh, Todd and Andrew McCarthy, Jack and Anna Peirano, Alison Brooks, Kay Sterner and C.J. Waite travel with head coach Bob Miller to Pleasanton, Calif., during spring break to compete in the Far Western short course championships.

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