Enumclaw swimmers, divers qualify for state meet; Davenport breaks record
By KEVIN HANSON
Enumclaw Courier Herald Senior Writer, Editor
November 6, 2012 · 12:31 PM
A handful of Hornets will represent Enumclaw this weekend at the state swim and dive championships.
While Bella Davenport had earlier qualified for state in the 100-yard breaststroke – exceeding a previously-established qualifying time – others earned their state trip with Top 5 finishes during last week’s West Central District meet. The impressive times helped Enumclaw High to a third-place district finish.
A highlight of the district race was Davenport’s clocking of 1 minute, 9.98 seconds in the breaststroke, a performance that eclipsed Laini Houk’s long-standing school record.
Aside from earning a state berth in the breaststroke, Davenport will also compete in the 200 individual medley.
Katie Larrea qualified for state in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events, while divers Maria Blad and Nikki Wilson also earned a trip.
Also making the trip to the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way for the state meet will be three EHS relay teams. The 200 freestyle relay consists of Jamie Ritzdorf, Hannah Simurdak, Allie Larrea and Carlie Cairnes. The 400 freestyle relay is made up of Davenport, Katie Larrea, Allie Larrea and Bailey Sexton. The 200 medley relay includes Sexton, Davenport, Simurdak and Katie Larrea.
Contact Enumclaw Courier Herald Senior Writer, Editor Kevin Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-802-8205.