BHS swimmers claim third place at Metro championships

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SEATTLE - The Bainbridge High School varsity boys swim team took third place overall at the 2014 Metro Championship Saturday, Feb. 8 with a combined team score of 255.5.

The number one Metro team was Lakeside with a team score of 658 and Seattle Preparatory came in second place with a score of 315.

Bainbridge swam hard and claimed new state times in two separate events, the 400-yard freestyle relay and the 100-yard butterfly.

The Spartans claimed second place among the mens team rankings, beating out swimmers from at least ten other schools including O’Dea, Seattle Preparatory, Bishop Blanchet, Eastside Catholic, West Seattle and others.

Bainbridge took second place, setting a new state time of 3:24.42 in the 400-yard freestyle event. Lakeside took first in the event, with a time of 3:18.71.

Marcus Tonsmann claimed fourth place in the 100-yard butterfly event and notched a new state time of 54.30.

In addition, Bainbridge placed in the top three in the 200-yard medley relay, the 100-yard freestyle, the 200-yard freestyle relay, the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard breaststroke events.

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