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
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