The Sumner Spartans girls swim team cracked the Top 10 and grabbed a state diving championship during the Class 4A state swim and dive championships last weekend at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.
Enumclaw High sent one swimmer and one diver to compete at the 4A meet.
The Spartan girls team posted a ninth-place finish, scoring 99 team points.
Senior McKenna Webster took the 4A state crown in diving with a stellar performance Friday in the semifinals and with her three dives in the finals.
She scored a final of 420.75, nearly 50 points better than second place Ali Pierce from Eastmont, who scored 317.10
Webster said with her first dive she felt strong but did not believe her second was her best.
Her scores on the first dive were 5.5, 7.5, 6.5, 6.5, 7, 6.5 and 7. On her second she scored 4.5, 4.5, 5 5, 5, 4.5 and 4.5.
On her third dive for the title Webster said, “I was nervous but I knew I could do that one. I was so excited when I came up because I knew I nailed.”
She posted the highest scores of the day in 4A with her third dive with 6.5, 7.5, 7.5, 6.5, 7.5, 7 and 7.
“It was awesome,” Webster said. “It was like my biggest goal.”
Junior Mikaela Miele finished in the top eight twice in individual events for the Spartans, taking fourth in the 500-yard freestyle in 5 minutes, 13.81 seconds.
She swan seventh in the 200 freestyle in 1:56.46.
Miele took eighth with the 200 free relay team in 1:42.44. The swimmers were freshmen Emma Huynh, Olivia Castro, senior MichaelAnn Wilson and Miele.
Wilson swam a top eight in the 100-yard backstroke taking fifth in 58.99.
Wilson also swam on the 200 yard medley relay with Marin Wilson, freshman, Miele and Huynh. The team took 12th in 1:55.21
Marin Wilson swam 16th in state in the 500 free in 5:30.07.
Huynh took 14th in the 100 free in 55.09.
Olivia Castro swam 15th in the 100-yard backstroke posting a time of 1:01.52.
Abbie Jo Carlson and Elise Pratt both brought home top eight medals from the 4A state meet.
Carlson took sixth in diving with a score of 314.5 points.
Her second dive was one of the best of the day scoring 7, 7, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 7.5 and 6.5. Her third dive was also solid scoring 5, 5, 4, 4.5, 5, 6.5 and 6.
Pratt took home a sixth place medal in the 100 breast in 1:06.6.
Coach Rebecca Pratt said Elise Pratt broke, “her own school record for the fourth time this season.”
As a team the Hornets were 21st with a score of 26.