The Spartans took first in eight races to beat Bishop Blanchet 126-59 in girls varsity swimming & diving late last week at the Bainbridge Aquatic Center.
The big win was followed by a Senior Night salute for the team’s nine senior swimmers: Milena Broom, Moorea Eldon-Everts, Corinne Grayson, Lisanne Kaebisch, Zeya Korytko, Ghenwa Ramadan, Xaveria Rodriguez, Delaney Taylor, and Jillian Webb.
The Spartans started the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley. The fiercely fast foursome of Naomi Howard, Emily Hung, Margaret Hayes and Sydney Sorensen cruised to first in 1:56.14.
Korytko secured second place in the next race, the 200-yard freestyle, with a district-qualifying time of 2:09.63.
Howard won the 200-yard individual medley for Bainbridge in 2:24.48, and the Spartans went one-two-three in the race with Lucy King (2:30.14) and Kylie Jones (2:31.00) winning second and third place, respectively.
Bishop Blanchet’s Ella Haskins won the 50-yard freestyle with a state-qualifying time of 24.91, but the Spartans’ Solseng was right behind, taking second place with a 3A state time of 24.99.
Siena Levan won the 100-yard butterfly for BHS in 1:00.96. The Spartans’ Eden Michael was second in 1:02.79.
Hayes also notched a 3A championship qualifying time in the 100-yard freestyle. She placed first in 52.05.
The Spartans also snagged first in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
The quick quad of Michael, Amelia Kimball, Sorensen and Rodriguez won the race in 1:45.53.
Solseng also claimed first place for BHS in the 100-yard backstroke, winning in 1:01.54.
Elena Conklin secured second for Bainbridge in 1:09.00, and teammate Alessandra Fiore finished third in 1:11.89.
Hayes picked up another first place in the 100-yard breaststroke. She won in 1:08.04.
Two other Spartans were top three finishers in the race.
Rodriguez raced to second place in 1:12.59, and Annalisia Tuinukuafe was third in 1:14.80.
In the meet’s final event, the power lineup of Solseng, Korytko, Rodriguez and Hayes raced to first place in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:51.75.