Spartans, Panthers and Hornets swim strong, place high in dive at state meet

The Sumner High girls swim and dive team took 14th place as a team at the Class 3A state meet Saturday with a number of personal-best performances by the girls at the King County Aquatics Center.

The Sumner swim and dive team: from left


The Sumner High girls swim and dive team took 14th place as a team at the Class 3A state meet Saturday with a number of personal-best performances by the girls at the King County Aquatics Center.

The Spartans followed up a multi-championship district meet Nov. 7 with top performances by the girls at state.

Sophomore Mikaela Miele took fifth at state in the 200-yard freestyle with a final time of 1 minute, 55.22 seconds and fifth in the 500 free in 5:10.01.

Miele powered to the district championship Nov. 7 in the 200 and 500 freestyle, stopping the clock at 2:57.57 and 5.15.17.

Coach Dana Powers wrote in an email that Miele, “crushed the school record swimming the 200 free…. She swam the 500 free with a personal best in prelims swimming it in a 5:09.86 and came back in finals just off her best swimming to a fifth place.”

McKenna Webster nailed the 1-meter district championship for diving, scoring 376.65 Nov. 7. At the state meet Webster took sixth place with a score of 338.9.

Powers said, “She crushed the school diving record in leagues with a score of 427.50.”

The Spartans’ freestyle relay team took 13th in the 200 free with a time 145.73 at the state meet. Swimming on the team were Haven Carroll, MichaelAnn Wilson, Samy Baxley and Miele. The team won the district crown at the wire beating Peninsula in a time of 1:45.96.

Wilson took 15th in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:03.1 and 22nd in the 50 free in 26.00.2. At the district meet she took fifth in the 50 free in 26.14 and second in the 100 backstroke in 1:03.33.

Other district scores include Kali Barnes taking eighth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 227.45. Carroll placed 14th in the 100-fly with a 1:12.65. Baxley was 15th in the 100-free in a 1:01.86. The 400-free relay placed 15th in 4:44.36. The swimmers included Sophie Walker, Erin Lynch, Karly Anderson and Taylor Riley.

The Spartan team placed fifth at the district meet, scoring 125.

Bonney Lake

At the state meet Bonney Lake diver Samantha McCurley took 11th scoring 290.50.

At the district meet McCurly took second, scoring 299.65.

Panther Kailyn Fleeman swam 25th in the 500 free in 5:59.70

At the district meet the Panthers took 12th scoring 32.


Abbie Carlson scored ninth in the state dive event with 324.40.

Carlson took fifth in the district finals with 275.85.

Hannah Simurdak swam 18th in the state 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.39

She was second at the district meet in a time of 1:01.39

The Hornets’ 400-yard freestyle relay swam 22nd in a time of 3:56.19. Swimming for the team were Emilie Weyer, Grace Munnell, Simurdak and Elise Pratt.

At the district meet the girls took eighth, scoring 89.
















More in Sports

Sumner pair sign with collegiate programs

Miele is heading to New Mexico State University while Wilson is going to Concordia University.

Enumclaw’s Anderson, Carlson sign with college programs

Two Hornets are ready to play on the college level.

Quest for birdies, glory begins for three area teams

White River, Enumclaw and Sumner are heading to state.

Area’s athletes primed to make history

Fastpitch, soccer, track and field, water polo, and baseball teams from all four local high schools are ready to take on the state championships.

EHS qualifies 22 riders for state meet in Moses Lake

Rylee Geddes and Lindsay Sogge also broke a district record at the last meet.

Indian Relay Racing set to return in early June

In Indian Relay — the nation’s oldest sport with a history that goes back 500 years — teams race twice around the Emerald Downs one-mile track and exchange horses every half-mile.

Familiar names among expected stars at Emerald Downs

Among those returning are Mach One Rules and Gold Rush Dancer.

White River boys, girls second at Fife Open

Hornet girls Taylor Schmidtke, Hannah Swettenam and Camryn Berryhill placed first in all their events.

EHS equestrians still finding success

Enumclaw is cementing its best “large school” equestrian team title in the state.

Nelson strikes out 24 as Panthers roll to 5-0

The Panther’s star player nearly blanked Stadium High.

Enumclaw’s Ulrich, Cassell sign with college programs

Ulrich is heading to Bosie State while Cassell will go to Skagit Valley College.