Spartans take fifth at Districts, move on to State

  • Friday, November 15, 2019 10:05am
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The Bainbridge Spartans girls swimming & diving team claimed fifth place at the Sea-King District Championships last weekend.

Spartan sensation Margaret Hayes is the district champion in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly.

Hayes dominated in the 200-yard IM, winning the race in a pace more than 3 seconds faster than her preliminary time. She finished in 2:04.30.

In the 100-yard fly, Hayes finished in 55.17 — fast enough for All American consideration.

Spartan teammate Emma Solseng earned the district championship in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 1:03.99.

Spartan Coach Sarah Bullock said both girls set new school records, and Hayes notched a new district record in the 200 fly.

Solseng also placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle, with a time of 24.19. Teammate Xaveria Rodriguez was ninth in the highly competitive race, in 24.82.

In 1-meter diving, Bainbridge’s Bryn Tiernan finished fourth with a finals score of 342.15.

Other Spartan standouts included Amelia Kimball, who was 11th in the 200-yard IM (2:16.92); and Naomi Howard and Eden Michael, who were 11th and 12th in the 200-yard freestyle, respectively, with times of 2:01.26 and 2:02.37.

Siena Levan also placed in the 100-yard butterfly, coming in 12th in 1:00.26.

Rodriguez claimed fourth place for Bainbridge in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing in 53.39.

The Spartan foursome of Rodriguez, Sydney Sorensen, Solseng and Hayes took the No. 2 spot in the district championships in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Levan raced to 12th place in the 100-yard backstroke, with a time of 1:02.86.

In the last relay race at Districts, the Spartan team of Kimball, Michael, Howard and Levan places sixth in a time of 3:43.53.

The 2019 3A Girls State Swim and Dive Championships Spartans start Friday in Federal Way, and the Spartans are sending a sizable contingent.

Bainbridge High’s state qualifiers are:

200-Medley Relay Team: Hayes, Kimball, Levan, Sorensen

200-Medley Relay Team: Hayes, Solseng, Levan, Rodriguez

200-Medley Relay Team: Michaels, Solseng, Hayes, Rodriguez

200-Medley Relay Team: Michaels, Solseng, Moorea Eldon-Everts, Rodriguez

200-Medley Relay Team: Hayes, Solseng, Eldon-Everts, Rodriguez

200 Free: Hayes, Solseng

200 IM: Hayes, Solseng

50 Free: Rodriguez, Solseng, Hayes

Diving: Tiernan

100 Fly: Hayes, Solseng

100 Free: Rodriguez, Hayes, Solseng

200 Free Relay Team: Rodriguez, Solseng, Sorensen, Hayes

200 Free Relay Team: Rodriguez, Howard, Michael, Hayes

200 Free Relay Team: Hayes, Solseng, Annalisia Tuinukuafe, Rodriguez

100 Back: Hayes, Levan

100 Breast: Solseng

400 Free Relay: Rodriguez, Solseng, Howard, Hayes

400 Free Relay: Levan, Michael, Kimball, Howard

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