Rivalry brings out the best in M-P, Snohomish

MARYSVILLE — When friendly rivals meet, it brings out the best in everyone.

Melissa Randolf swam state Class 4A qualifying times in winning the 100-yard butterfly and as a member of the winning 400 freestyle relay team and Emily Ferreira swam a state time to win the 100 breaststroke to help Snohomish defeated Marysville-Pilchuck 99-87 in a Wesco North girls swimming meet Thursday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

“We’re a young team, they’re young — both teams just went at it,” Tomahawks head coach Jacki LeGore Hodgins said. “It was a fun meet to watch.”

Snohomish head coach Rob Serviss agreed, noting the Panthers had looked forward to the meet when the season schedule came out.

“Its tough to have a meet early in the year against a team that you expect to compete against for a league title,” Serviss said. “(Marysville-Pilchuck) is always fun to swim against.”

Randolf, who also won the 200 individual medley freestyle for the Panthers (2-0 in league, 3-0 overall), joined Ferrieria on the winning 200 freestyle relay team.

“(Randolf) is a freshman and she’s a super talent — there’s no other way to put it,” Serviss said.

The Panthers’ 400 freestyle relay team — Randolf, Meghan Blue, Sarah Shawback and Jasmine Labitzke — touched in 3 minutes, 51 seconds: the exact cutoff time to qualify for state, according to Serviss.

Kami Girard of Marysville-Pilchuck (2-1, 2-2) won the 100 freestyle and swam a state time in winning the 100 backstroke, just edging Shawback.

“That was an awesome battle. Kami came back really strong in her last 25 (yards),” LeGore Hodgins said. “(Girard) was determined to swim that state time. They were neck-and-neck and Kami found another gear.”

Jewell LeValley swam a personal best time in winning the 200 freestyle for the Tommies, and Melinda Blomberg won the 500 freestyle swimming her best time of the season.

At Marysville-Pilchuck H.S.

200 medley relay—Snohomish (Shawback, Ferreira, McCurdy, Yelle) 1:58.08; 200 freestyle—LeValley (MP) 2:07.86; 200 individual medley—Randolf (S) 2:17.67; 50 freestyle—Blue (S) 26.81; Diving—Clark (MP) 178.75; 100 butterfly—Randolf (S) 59.76*; 100 freestyle—Girard (MP) 57.06; 500 freestyle—Blomberg (MP) 5:44.19; 200 freestyle relay—Snohomish (Blue, Ferreira, Labitzke, Randolf) 1:46.26; 100 backstroke—Girard (MP) 1:02.38*; 100 breaststroke—Ferreira (S) 1:09.52*; 400 freestyle relay—Snohomish (Blue, Labitzke, Shawback, Randolf) 3:51.00*. Records—Snohomish 2-0 in league, 3-0 overall. Marysville-Pilchuck 2-1, 2-2.

*Class 4A state meet qualifying time.

Lake Stevens 137, Cascade 46: At Lake Stevens, Samm Purnell and Brittany Tri each won two events and swam on two winning relay teams for the Vikings in the Wesco North meet. Purnell won the 200-yard individual medley, the 100 backstroke and was on the victorious 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams. Tri won the 50 freestyle, the 100 freestyle and joined Purnell on the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays.

At Lake Stevens H.S.

200 medley relay—Lake Stevens (Purnell, Simmons, Sutton, Tri) 2:02.32; 200 freestyle—Hurt (LS) 2:20.08; 200 individual medley—Purnell (LS) 2:28.95; 50 freestyle—Tri (LS) 26:39; diving—Kelly (C) 141.30; 100 butterfly—Sutton (LS) 1:06.53; 100 freestyle—Tri (LS) 1:00.80; 500 freestyle—Hurt (LS) 6:14.02; 200 freestyle relay—Lake Stevens (Elston, Salz, Reid, Hershaw) 1:57.18; 100 backstroke—Purnell (LS) 1:06.48; 100 breaststroke—Simmons (LS) 1:18.68; 400 freestyle relay—Lake Stevens (Purnell, Tri, Hershaw, Sutton) 4:22.35.

Records—Lake Stevens 2-0 league, 3-2 overall. Cascade 0-2 league, 1-4 overall.

Jackson 114, Oak Harbor 56: At Mill Creek, Jackson’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of Alanna Pazevic, Stephanie Ha, Erin Holladay and Marina Pomar-Enders swam a state meet qualifying time of three minutes, 50.16 seconds to lead the Timberwolves to the Wesco North victory. Pazevic also swam state times in winning the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

At West Coast Aquatics Center

200 medley relay—Jackson (Pazevic, Ramos, Ha, Pomar-Enders) 1:58.58; 200 freestyle—Pomar-Enders (J) 2:02.91; 200 individual medley—Ha (J) 2:19.09; 50 freestyle—Pazevic (J) 25.30*; Diving—not held; 100 butterfly—Ha (J) 1:02.75; 100 freestyle—Vasquez (OH) 59.84; 500 freestyle—Pomar-Enders (J) 5:27.20; 200 freestyle relay—Jackson (Holladay, Dean, Bensen, Main) 1:54.25; 100 backstroke—Pazevic (J) 1:01.88*; 100 breaststroke— Weinstein (OH) 1:16.30; 400 freestyle relay—Jackson (Pazevic, Ha, Holladay, Pomar-Enders) 3:50.16*. Records—Jackson 3-0 league, 5-0 overall. Oak Harbor 1-2, 3-2-1.

*Class 4A state meet qualifying time.

Kamiak 126, Mariner 57: At Mukilteo, Kamiak junior Nathalie Klein won the 100-yard breaststroke in a state-qualifying time of 1 minute, 10.37 seconds. Klein also swam on the victorious 200 medley relay team for Kamiak in the Wesco South meet.

At Kamiak H.S.

200 medley relay—Kamiak (Hauck, Klein, Nowacki, King) 2:10.99; 200 freestyle—Moores (K) 2:12.21; 200 individual medley—Tonggol (M) 2:37.15; 50 freestyle—K. Allen (M) 27:16; diving—McClung (K) 152.50; 100 butterfly—Tonggol (M) 1:11.13; 100 freestyle—J. Allen (M) 1:05.36; 500 freestyle—Stewart (K) 6:49.71; 200 freestyle relay—Kamiak (Hauck, Cheung, King, Moores) 1:56.99; 100 backstroke—J. Allen (M) 1:11.70; 100 breaststroke—Klein (K) 1:10.37; 400 freestyle relay—Kamaiak (Moores, Le, Carter, Dixon) 4:29.89. Records—Kamiak 2-0 league, 2-2 overall. Mariner 1-2 league, 1-4 overall.

Shorewood 141, Meadowdale 39: At Shoreline, Tara McIntyre won the 50-yard freestyle, recorded a state time in winning the 500 freestyle and swam on the winning 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams to help Shorewood to the Wesco South victory.

At Shoreline Pool

200 medley relay—Shorewood (Wilkinson, Gehrke, Gentling, McIntyre) 2:00.17; 200 freestyle—Williams (S) 2:02.19; 200 individual medley—Gehrke (S) 2:19.69; 50 freestyle—McIntrye (S) 26.07; Diving—Bugai (S) 174.50; 100 butterfly—Gentling (S) 1:05.45; ; 100 freestyle—Williams (S) 59.56; 500 freestyle—McIntryle (S) 5:22.14*; 200 freestyle relay—Shorewood (Jenne, Steuby, Allen, Wilkinson) 1:52.74; 100 backstroke—Gentling (S) 1:06.90; 100 breaststroke—Gehrke (S) 1:13.73; 400 freestyle relay—Shorewood (Jenne, Williams, Wilkinson, McIntyre) 4:05.53. Records: Meadowdale 1-2 in league, 1-3 overall. Shorewood 3-0, 4-0.

*Class 4A state meet qualifying time.

Boys cross country

Mountlake Terrace 23, Arlington 50, Everett 67, Stanwood 70, Meadowdale 155: At Mountlake Terrace, Michael Tran of Mountlake Terrace captured the individual title in a time of 14 minutes, 31 seconds to lead the Hawks to the Western Conference victory.

At Mountlake Terrace H.S.

Mountlake Terrace—1. Tran 14:31, 3. Beeninga 14:54, 5. Hill 15:00, 6. Walters 15:01, 8. Yarbrough 15:26. Arlington—2. Simbeck 14:45, 7. Passalacque 15:14, 11. Gregory 15:42, 12. Ewell 15:43, 18. Dix 16:12. Everett—9. Anderson 15:38, 10. MacDougall 15:38, 14. Lee 16:02, 15. Comeaux 16:03, 19. Holdaway 16:14. Stanwood—4. Colwell 15:00, 13. Schmidt 16:01, 16. Bailey 16:04, 17. Hatley 16:05, 21. Luke 16:20. Meadowdale—25. Weyant 16:32. 31. Ho 18:00, 32. Posey 18:19, 33. Oliver 18:55, 34. Laush 19:20.

Girls cross country

Arlington 50, Stanwood 50, Mountlake Terrace 63, Everett 93, Meadowdale 99: At Mountlake Terrace, Arlington and Stanwood were tied with their top five runners, but the Eagles’ sixth runner, Molly Merritt, finished ahead of the Spartans’ sixth runner to give Arlington the Western Conference victory. Mountlake Terrace’s Cari Smith ran alone, winning in a time of 17 minutes, 16 seconds to finish a full minute ahead of second-place Natasha Verma of Stanwood.

At Mountlake Terrace H.S.

Arlington—4. Rayner 18:43, 7. Granado 19:19, 10. Ellsworth 19:38, 11. Prause 19:42, 18. Dorff 20:40. 19. Merritt 20:42. Stanwood—2. Verma 18:16, 9. Land 19:35, 12. Jeans 19:56, 13. Opp 20:03, 14. Raible 20:04, 20. Hynek 20:53. Mountlake Terrace—1. Smith 17:16, 5. Plumage 18:54, Rink 18:59, 24. Hill 12:24. 27. Taylor Scott 21:42. Everett—3. Gebert 18:17, 15. Hill 20:12, 17. Beatherage 20:19, 26. Rainer 21:29. 32. Reyier 22:14. Meadowdale—8. Kratz 19:25. 16. Feldhans 20:13, 22. Guadina 21:01, 25. Parent 21:28, 28. Plourde 21:52.

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