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.
















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