The Bainbridge Spartans girls swim team proved it will be a state 3A contender this weekend after qualifying for 10 out of the 12 events at districts last week.
The top six swimmers in each event earned an allocation to state at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Spartans’ Kathryn Houseman, Lena Everett, Emma Atchison and Uma Pal began the meet with a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1 minute, 52.77 seconds. Sara Kreigh won the 200 free in 1:58.64 while Piper Majors finished second in 1:59.66. Atchison finished third in the 200 individual medley with 2:18.40 time and Everett finished fifth in 2:19.13. Maya Geddes won the 50 free in 24.95 seconds and Pal finished fifth in 26.34.
Kreigh earned her third allocation after finishing second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.85 seconds. Houseman finished fifth in 1:02.04. Geddes, Majors and Pal all qualified for state in the 100 free. Geddes earned second in 54.49, seconds, Majors third in 55.33 and Pal sixth in 58.47. The three also teamed with Kreigh for a first-place finish in the 200-free relay in 1:41.72.
Houseman finished third in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:02.07 while Olivia Longridge finished sixth in 1:04.69. Everett finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:12.10. Geddes, Majors, Houseman and Kreigh ended the meet with a first-place in the 400 free relay in 3:40.63.
North Kitsap finished second in the 2A districts with 196 points, with Sammamish winning with 332 points. In the 1A/2A division, the top six also qualify for state.
Shosho McLain, Audrey Crossgrove, Tiffany Le and Ashley Husmoe finished second in the 200-yard medley relay in 1 minute, 54.76 seconds. Husmoe returned to the pool and finished third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:05.51. McLain finished second in the 50 free in 24.77 seconds. She also finished second in the 100 freestyle in 55.65. Husmoe earned her third allocation at state after finishing third in the 500 free in 5:40.5.
The NK relay squad picked up its first gold medal in the 200-free relay with a time of 1:42.04. Le returned to the pool and finished second in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.23, while Crossgrove sneaked into sixth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.22. Le, Nadia Barry, Natalie Ramey and Eden Perry finished third in the 400 free relay in 4:07.78.
Kingston finished 15th out of 17 teams with 14 points. Lilia Manges snuck into an allocation with a sixth-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a clocking of 58.45 seconds. She just missed also making in the 50 free, placing seventh in 26.62 seconds.
Bremerton finished eighth with 59 points. The Knights will send one relay team to state. Avari Harmon, Atti Cabato, Iris Morris and Gabbie Patti finished sixth in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:53.79. Patti won the 50- and 100-yard freestyle with times of 24.28 and 52.74 seconds. Patti won at state last year in the 50 freestyle.
Olympic finished 13th with 25 points. Jasmyn Coviello finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:09.52.
Klahowya finished seventh with 71 points. Maggie Keenan, Nora Giro, Yulia Farmer and Kaiya Pasternak finished fifth in the 200 medley relay in 2:09.47. Farmer finished fourth in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races with times of 25.70 and 57.77 seconds. Klahowya’s relay squad finished fifth in the 200 free in 1:52.16.
Central Kitsap will be sending two swimmers to the 3A state championships. Aziza Meyer won the 100 butterfly in 56.32 and Haley Borja finished third in 59.29. Borja finished second in the 100 back, finishing in 58.80. Meyer finished second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.40.