Scots win district swimming champs

  • By Alex Bosworth Enterprise writer
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2008 3:50pm

Allyson Kim did a little bit of everything to help her school to the 3A District 1 swimming team championship.

Kim won two individual races and also swam on the 200 freestyle relay team to power Shorecrest to its third-consecutive first-place district finish on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Fidalgo Pool in Anacortes.

Shorecrest scored 327.2 points to edge out Glacier Peak (251.3) for the team championship. Mount Vernon placed third with 173.4 points.

“Glacier Peak is good for a first year program,” Shorecrest coach Bill Murray said. “Next year I expect they’ll have all the pieces there.”

In the 200 freestyle relay, Kim swam with Danielle Good, Claire Wickstrom and Laura Millet to complete the race in a time of one minute, 47.12 seconds and take first place.

Kim also finished first in two individual events by completing the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:59.59 and completing the 500 freestyle in 5:15.10.

“Both of those times were personal bests,” Murray said of Kim, a junior. “Both of those times were extactly the goals she set for herself … She wanted to break under two minutes in the 200.”

Not to be outdone, Millet finished right behind Kim in the 500 freestyle in 5:16.62 to place second.

“She’s right where she needs to be mentally,” Murray said.

Millet also placed third in the 200 individual medley (2:17.62), finishing behind Katlyn Christenson of Glacier Peak and Kina Ackerman of Meadowdale.

The state meet is this Nov. 13-15 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

SHOREWOOD TAKES 3RD: Paced by two school records set by Laurin Williams, Shorewood scored 373 points and place d third at the 4A District 1 Girls Swimming and Diving Championships at Kamiak High School Pool in Mukilteo on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Williams placed second in both the 200 individual medley (2:10.87) and the 500 freestyle (5:02.44) and will compete at state in those events.

“She broke her own record in the 500,” Shorewood coach Suzie McDowell said. “And she broke a record from 1995 in the 200 IM.”

Jackson took first place by scoring 456 points, and Snohomish took second place with 379 points.

Williams teamed up with Kyah Wilkinson, Bethany Gehrke, Laurin Williams and Tara McIntyre to post a state qualifying time of 1:57.03 in the 200 medley relay.

McIntyre placed second in the 200 freestyle behind Jackson’s Courtney McDermott and will compete at state in the event.

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