EHS SWIM AND DIVE: EHS’s Bonthuis springs into spot at state diving meet

Erica Bonthuis returned to the Hornets’ diving lineup and made a big splash at the 11-dive competition Saturday at Lakes High.

The Enumclaw High senior qualified for state competition with a score of 329.20. Teammate Nikki Wilson was not far behind with 297.70 points, which qualified her for the district meet scheduled for Nov. 4 and 5 at Hazen High.

Bonthuis and Wilson also finished 1-2 during the Hornets’ 142-44 victory over Timberline Oct. 18 and in the Hornets 110-76 victory over Auburn Mountainview Thursday.

Against Timberline, the Hornets picked up a first-place finish from its 200-yard medley relay of Bailey Sexton, Bella Davenport and Katie and Allie Larrea. The B-team relay of Cassie Cook, Carly Hinman, Lori Lamm and Mackenzie Bull placed second.

Carlie Cairnes and Jamie Ritzdorf finished 1-2 in the 200 freestyle with Annie Birklid in fifth.

It was a sweep in the 200 individual medley with Davenport, Sexton and Bull taking the top three spots, respectively.

Allie Larrea won the 50 freestyle with teammate Erin Wessel a close second. Cassie Cook was fourth.

The Hornets swept the 100 butterfly with Katie Larrea leading the way and Lamm and Hinman following in second and third.

EHS also swept the 100 freestyle with Wessel, Cairnes and Ritzdorf going 1-2-3.

Bull cruised to victory in the 500 freestyle with Alyssa Pellett fourth and Eleanor Crosby sixth.

The Hornets’ 200 freestyle relays finished 1-2. The A Relay of Davenport, Katie Larrea, Hinman and Wessel took the race with Ritzdorf, Birklid, Cairnes and Bull second.

Sexton led a 100 backstroke sweep. She was followed by Allie Larrea and Cassie Cook.

Davenport led the Hornets’ 100 breaststroke wave with her win. Katie Larrea and Hinman finished second and third.

The Hornets went 1-2 in the 400 relay as well with Wessel, Ritzdorf, Sexton and Allie Larrea winning and Cook, Birklid, Cairnes and Madison McKeever second.

Against Mountainview, the Hornets’ 200 medley B Relay was pronounced the winner when the A relay was disqualified. Cook, Hinman, Lamm and Rachel Holston earned the victory.

Other first-place finishers for the Hornets were: Cairnes, 200 freestyle; Davenport, 200 IM; Wessel, 100 freestyle; Bull, 500 freestyle; Sexton, 100 backstroke; Davenport, 100 breaststroke; and the 400 freestyle relay Sexton, Ritzdorf, Cairnes, Davenport.