Spartans break swim records at Mukilteo Invitational

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:51am
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The Bainbridge Spartans secured second place at the highly competitive Mukilteo Invite Saturday.

Spartan swimmers also shattered two meet records during the invitational.

The Curtis Vikings were the overall winners of the meet, with a total score of 521.5.

The Spartans came in second (483) followed by Wenatchee (482.5) in third, and Lakeside (404), fourth. Snohomish finished fifth (290).

Bainbridge opened the meet with a win — and a new meet record — in the 200-yard medley relay.

The Spartans placed first in 1:49.25, breaking the meet record of 1:49.50, set by Wenatchee in 2018. Bainbridge’s winning foursome was made up of sophomore Margaret Hayes, freshman Emma Solseng, sophomore Siena Levan and senior Xaveria Rodriguez.

The Spartans had a top-15 finisher in the 200-yard freestyle, with Eden Michael taking 11th place in 2:03.02.

In the 200-yard individual medley, Amelia Kimball took eighth place (2:18.98) while Moorea Eldon-Everts finished ninth in 2:19.08 for the Spartans.

Bainbridge came close to breaking a third record at the meet.

Hayes was first in the 50-yard freestyle, winning in a time of 23.66. (The meet record of 23.36 was set by Bainbridge’s Emily Silver in 2004.)

Rodriguez swam to seventh place in the event, finishing in 25.23.

In 1-meter diving, Bainbridge’s Bryn Tiernan placed sixth, with a finals score of 298.00.

The Spartans had three top-15 finishers in the 100-yard butterfly. Solseng was third (59.70); Levan placed seventh (1:00.08); and Eldon-Everts, 13th (1:02.01).

Rodriguez raced to fifth place in the 100-yard freestyle, with a time of 54.37. Levan finished in 15th place, in 57.87.

Solseng was also a top finisher in the 500-yard freestyle, taking fifth place in 5:21.10. Michael placed eighth for BHS in 5:32.56.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the Bainbridge foursome of Amelia Kimball, Naomi Howard, Lucy King and Sydney Sorenson placed 10th in 1:46.13.

Hayes had another first-place win in the 100-yard backstroke. She won the event in 57.32.

In the 100-yard breaststroke, Annalisia Tuinukaufe placed 11th with a time of 1:09.68.

Bainbridge broke its second meet record during the day’s final race.

The team of Rodriguez, Solseng, Howard and Hayes raced to first in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:36.16.

The previous record, set by Lakeside in 2017, was 3:37.95.

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