Three local girls swimmers and divers earned first-place finishes Saturday at the prestigious Mukilteo Invitational at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
The invitational included 29 schools and took place at the site of November’s state championship meets.
Snohomish junior Kayli Kersavage, the two-time defending Class 3A diving state champion, won the diving competition with a score of 435.75 points. She finished more than 100 points ahead of her nearest competitor.
Stanwood senior Jetlynn Hau, the defending 3A state champion in the 100-yard breaststroke, took first place in that event with a meet-record time of 1 minute, 5.38 seconds. Her record-setting performance was just 1.41 seconds off her winning time at last year’s state meet. Hau also finished third in the 200 individual medley.
Kamiak senior Elli Straume, an Arizona State University commit, won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:10.07 and placed fifth in the 100 backstroke.
Lake Stevens sophomore Madelynn Butler took second place in the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.53 seconds, finishing just 0.13 seconds behind Wenatchee’s Brooklyn Dressel.
Curtis, which claimed the third-place team trophy at last year’s 4A state meet, finished atop the team standings with a winning score of 521.5 points. The top local team was Snohomish, which took fifth place with 290 points. Shorecrest finished right behind, placing sixth with 287 points.