McKenna Webster completes a dive during the district competition at Curtis High School. Photo by Ray Still.

Sumner diver, swimmers head to state

After a long two weeks of league and district swim and dive events, the Sumner Spartan girls swim team emerged third overall at districts, with many of the girls now preparing for the state competition.

LEAGUE

The Spartans were flying through the SPSL 4A league swim competition during the Oct. 22 weekend, coming in third overall behind Curtis and Puyallup.

McKenna Webster won the league championship in the 1-meter diving competition, coming away with a score of 397.05, a new personal best.

Also diving was Haven Carrol, who placed sixth.

Mikaela Miele was crowned champion of the 500 freestyle with a time of 5 minutes. 23.99 seconds.

Behind her was Miranda Wojciechowicz in fifth and Marin Wilson in sixth.

A team consisting of Emma Huynh, Olivia Castro, MichaelAnn Wilson and Miele was also the 200 free relay champion, swimming a season-best time of 1:46.66.

Huynh, Miele and the Wilson sisters placed third in the 200 medley relay.

Miele placed second in the 200 freestyle, with Castro and Wojciechowicz tying for sixth.

MichaelAnn Wilson went on to place second in the 200 IM, with Marin Wilson placing fifth with a new best time of 2:28.99. Haley Wheeler placed 10th and Danielle Smith placed 12th in the event.

Huynh nabbed fifth in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 free, with Smith coming in at 19th in the 100 free.

Carroll placed 12th in the 100 fly.

MichaelAnn Wilson went on to nab second in the 100 backstroke with Castro right behind her in third.

Wheeler placed 16th and Erin Lynch 19th in the 100 breaststroke.

The end of meet saw Carrol, Wheeler, Morgan and Wojciechowicz nail fourth in the 400 free.

DISTRICT

The following week after league, Webster continued her winning streak by placing first at the 1-meter dive at the 4A district competition with a score of 403.80.

On the swimming side of districts, Miele emerged on top of the 500 free, taking the championship with a time of 5:15.59. Marin Wilson grabbed sixth, and will also be swimming at state. Wojciechowicz was right behind her in eighth.

The Spartans were a fraction of a second away from taking first in the 200 free relay, with Huynh, Castro, Miele and MichaelAnn Wilson on the relay team. Their second-place time on 1:42.95 will be taking them to state.

The Wilson sisters, Miele and Huynh nabbed fourth at the district 200 medley relay.

Miele also took second in the 200 free with a state-qualifying time of 1:56.58. Castro took seventh in the event, Marin Wilson took eighth and Wojciechowicz in 11th.

MichaelAnn Wilson scored a new personal best by placing 5th in the 200 IM, which was good enough to advance to state. Wheeler placed 22nd in the event.

Huynh also scored a new personal best by placing 5th in the 50 free, and third in the 100 free.

Morgan placed 24th in the 100 fly.

MichaelAnn Wilson and Castro swam in the 100 backstroke, with Wilson taking second and Castro placing fifth. Both are heading to state.

The 400 free relay team, consisting of Carroll, Wojciechowicz, Marin Wilson and Castro were disqualified in the preliminary rounds.

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