NK swimmer fastest in state going forwards and backwards

Isacc Beers of North Kitsap was the fastest 2A swimmer in the state going both forwards and backwards Friday.

The Vikings are in nine of the 12 events in today’s finals.

At the state meet in Federal Way, Beers won the 100-yard freestyle in a meet record time of 45.81 seconds, breaking the old mark of 46.36. Teammates Ian Stefanski and August Maberry also made the finals in that event, placing fifth and eighth.

But Beers also won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 50.25 seconds. Maberry again also made the finals today placing eighth.

North Kitsap also won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:38.29, their best time of the year. On that team are Beers, Stefanski, James Correll and MacKinnon.

The Vikings also took the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:29.37. On that team are Beers, Correll, MacKinnon and Stefanski.

Rocco Velie was Kingston’s only representative in today’s finals. He won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 52.2 seconds and was third in the 200-yard individual medley. Correll was rated sixth going into that race but was disqualified.

Correll made up for that by placing third in the 100-yard breaststroke, taking three seconds off his previous best.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Gage Hendryx, Levi McLain, Colebe Prantil and Maberry finished fifth, after going into the race seeded third.

Stefanski was seeded fourth and came in fifth in the 200 free, and Gage was seeded sixth and came in sixth in the 500 free.