Mackenna Briggs wins four events for Issaquah Swim at championships

April 6, 2010

By Staff

Mackenna Briggs had four first places to lead the Issaquah Swim Team at the Northwest Section Age Group Championships March 19-21 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Briggs, competing in the girls 12-year-old division, won the 100 backstroke in 59.99 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 59.43. She also placed second in the 50 backstroke with a time of 28.64.

Competing in the 11-12 division, Briggs took top honors in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:10.90. She won the 200 butterfly in 2:09.85. In addition to the individual events, Briggs helped the Issaquah Swim Team win four relay events in the 11-12 division.

Issaquah captured the 200 freestyle relay in 1:45.61. Sophie Luehmann, Kourtney Brunings and Kim Williams joined Briggs on the relay team. The same foursome made up Issaquah’s winning 400 freestyle relay team (3:49.81), 200 medley relay team (1:56.89) and 400 medley relay team (4:15.85).

Brunings made the finals in the 11-12 200 breaststroke and took eighth. Linnea Uyeno, an Issaquah resident who swims for the Olympic Cascade Aquatics team, placed sixth in the 1,650 freestyle in the 11-12 division. She also swam as a member of the 11-12 Olympic 400 medley relay team that took fourth place.

Jessie Dart and Jacob Leahy were other Issaquah Swim Team members who had first places.

Dart, competing in the girls’ 15-18 division, took first place in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:30.40. She also made the finals in the 200 backstroke, taking seventh, and the 100 breaststroke, finishing fifth.

Elise Tinseth, competing in the 15-18 division, placed second in the 400 individual medley, fourth in the 200 breaststroke and eighth in the 100 breaststroke.

Kaela Nurmi, of the Issaquah Swim Team, had a sixth-place finish in the 100 backstroke.

Tinseth, Nurmi, Becca Fabian and Toni Scarcello made up the Issaquah Swim Team 400 freestyle relay team that finished second. Nurmi, Dart, Abby Magee and Tinseth made up the 400 medley relay team that took third. Tinseth, Fabian, Magee and Nurmi made up the 200 freestyle relay team that finished fifth.

Other noteworthy efforts by Issaquah Swim Team girls came from Maria Volodkevich, Luehmann, Kathy Lin and Brigid Mackey.

Volodkevich, competing in the girls’ 14-year-old division, made the finals in four events. She took third in the 200 breaststroke and third in the 400 individual medley. Volodkevich placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the 200 individual medley. She also swam as a member of the Issaquah Swim Team 13-14 400 freestyle relay team that placed fifth. Anastasia Kosykh, Stephanie Munoz and Kayla DiMicco were other members of the relay team.

Mackey, competing in the 13-year-old division, placed sixth in the 1,650 freestyle. Luehmann, competing in the 50 breaststroke, was sixth. Lin, also swimming in the 11-year-old division, was seventh in the 100 breaststroke.

Leahy, competing in the boys’ 11-year-old division, won the 50 butterfly in 23.12. He also had second-place finishes in the 50 freestyle (26.59), 50 backstroke (30.51) and 100 individual medley (1:06.89). Leahy placed fourth in the 100 backstroke.

Ryan Kinnear, swimming in the 11-year-old division, made the finals in four events. He took seventh in the 50 backstroke, seventh in the 50 butterfly, eighth in the 100 butterfly and eighth in the 100 individual medley.

Connor Broughton made the finals in two of the 11-12 boys events. He was sixth in the 400 individual medley and eighth in the 200 butterfly.

Nick Klatt, swimming in the 13-year-old division, made the finals in five events. He took third in the 200 freestyle and third in the 1,650 freestyle. Klatt was fifth in the 500 freestyle, seventh in the 200 individual medley and sixth in the 400 individual medley. Nolan Hoover, competing in the same division, was seventh in the 200 backstroke.

Austin Melody, swimming in the 14-year-old division, was third in the 400 individual medley, sixth in the 200 breaststroke and eighth in the 100 breaststroke.

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