A Cap on the Girls Swim Season

Noelle Misterek, Sports Editor

On Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of November, the Lady Seahawk swimmers finished off their season at the 3A state competition, which took place at the Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Six of the girls competed in relays and individual events, and four others from the team went as alternates and to support the girls who competed.

Coach Brown was happy to have both relays and several singles competing. Captain Whitney Mundle had an excellent performance, placing 8th in the A final for the 100 yard breaststroke and making Brown proud. Lissa Racette, who got 1st place in the 100 yard butterfly at districts, also raced well in the preliminary at state.

From left to right; Bailey Lopez, Katie Murphy, Claudia Reutercrona, Klara Messersmith, Sabrina Butorac, Lissa Racette, and Whitney Mundle.

After a long and nearly undefeated season, the team was well represented and put forth a strong effort at this final competition. The season ended with a splash at state, and although the ending is bittersweet, the girls are ready to finally put a cap on their swimming for now.

All of the placers and their times from the meet are below:

–  Lissa Racette: 22nd  in 100yd butterfly, 1:02.47

–  Athena Petterson: 18th of 25 in 500yd freestyle preliminary, 5:34.01

–  Whitney Mundle, Athena Petterson, Constance Kirby, Lissa Racette: 18th in 200yd freestyle relay, 1:46:44

–  Whitney Mundle: 8th in 100 yd breaststroke final, 1:08.59

–   Lissa Racette, Constance Kirby, Athena Petterson, Whitney Mundle: 19th in 400yd freestyle relay, 3:55.2.

–  Clara Messersmith, Lissa Racette, Whitney Mundle, Sabrina Butorac: 8th in 200yd medley relay B final, 1:57:69