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Bainbridge earns second place at Mukilteo Invitational
The Bainbridge High School girls swim and dive team claimed a remarkable second place among a field of 35 teams in last weekend's Mukilteo Invitational.
The Spartans finished with 448 points. Richland High was first with 457.
The Spartans won the 200-yard medley at the meet, with the A Relay team — junior Shayla Archer, freshman Ani Duni, junior Anna Peirano and freshman Amanda Comeau — coming in first with a time of 1:53.77.
Archer posted a time of 28.47 in the lead-off leg of the race for BHS.
The Spartans' B Relay team claimed ninth place in the race.
Geneva Levy, Natalie Ackerley, Candice Rosen and Allison Murphy finished in 2:09.65.
Levy also took second place in the 500-yard freestyle, with a time of 5:16.66.
Archer also swam to fourth place in the 100-yard breaststroke, with a time of 1:10.26.
Peirano claimed sixth place in the 200-yard individual medley, with a time of 2:16.88.
She also had a sixth-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.79). Teammate Candice Rose won eighth place in the race (1:00.89).
Mikelle Ackerley was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle for Bainbridge, and finished in 2:01.69.
In the 50-yard freestyle, Duni was 10th with a time of 26.24.
In other relay races, the BHS A Relay team was sixth in the 200-yard freestyle.
The team of Mikelle Ackerley, Natalya Neihaus, Alyssa Estes and Natalie Ackerley finished in 1:48.04. Mikelle Ackerley had a time of 25.93 in the lead-off leg.
The A Relay team turned in a second-place performance in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Levy, Peirano, Duni and Mikelle Ackerley finished in 3:45.76. Levy had a lead-off leg time of 55.77 in the race.
In diving, Shannon Engelbrecht finished third for the Spartans with 197.80 points.
Saturday's meet featured top schools from across the state. The other top 10 finishers were Cascade High School (363), Kamiak (310.5), Hanford (304), Wenatchee (275), Union (265), Snohomish (242), Liberty (223) and Marysville-Pilchuck (214).
The next meet for the Spartans is Wednesday, Oct. 17 at home with teams from Bellevue and Skyline, the current 4A state champs.