Led by the Mavericks’ Kelly Morgan, swimmers from Meadowdale, Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace High Schools hit the pool Friday and Saturday at the WIAA Girls State Swimming and Diving Championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Morgan captured two 3A state titles on Saturday, the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:51.07 and the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 56.06. The senior, who is in her first year at Meadowdale after a family move from Virginia, will take her swimming talents to Washington State University after graduating next June.
Edmonds-Woodway Warrior Morgan Broadhead earned a podium finish on Saturday as the junior finished 5th in the 3A 100-yard freestyle. Broadhead also earned a 14th in the 100-yard breaststroke and two 18th place finishes as part of the E-W team relay team efforts in the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Meadowdale’s Elly Bray qualified for the state swim meet in the 3A girls 100-yard backstroke; the junior placed 24th in the event.
In team scoring, Meadowdale placed 18th with 44 points while Edmonds-Woodway grabbed 26th with 17 points. Lakeside of Seattle won the 3A team title with 244 points.
In 2A state competition, Mountlake Terrace’s Carly Stave swam in four events at the King County Aquatic Center. The freshman finished 18th in the 2A 50-yard freestyle and 23rd in the 100-yard freestyle, then helped Terrace relay teams to 20th in the 200-yard freestyle relay and 21st in the 200-yard medley relay.
Prep Swimming and Diving: Meadowdale, Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace at WIAA State Girls Swimming and Diving Championships, Nov. 11-12
Kelly Morgan (Meadowdale) – 1st in 3A Girls 200-Yard Freestyle; 1st in 3A 100-Yard Butterfly
Morgan Broadhead (Edmonds-Woodway) – 5th in the 3A Girls 100-Yard Freestyle; 14th in the 3A Girls 100-Yard Breaststroke
Josie McCloughan (Edmonds-Woodway) – 18th in the 3A Girls 100-Yard Butterfly; 25th in the 3A Girls 500-Yard Freestyle
Elly Bray (Meadowdale) – 24th in the 3A Girls 100-Yard Backstroke
Ilaria Simmen, Morgan Broadhead, Josie McCloughan, Angella Kim (Edmonds-Woodway) – 18th in the 3A Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay; 18th in the 3A Girls 400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Katrina Matthews, Sally Bendict, Emily Webb, Carly Stave (Mountlake Terrace) – 20th in the 2A Girls 200-Yard Freestyle Relay
Katrina Matthew, Emma Van Hooser, Emily Webb, Carly Stave (Mountlake Terrace) – 21st in 2A Girls 200-Yard Medley Relay
— By Doug Petrowski