Swimmers make waves at invitational

July 6, 2010

By Staff

Kim Williams, of the Issaquah Swim Team, had a strong performance June 25-27 at the West Coast Invitational.

Williams, competing in the girls 13-14 division, won three events and had two second places. She won the 100 breaststroke in 1 minute, 19.04 seconds, the 100 butterfly in 1:08.09 and the 400 individual medley in 5:10.78. She placed second in the 400 freestyle and in the 200 individual medley.

Overall, Williams had seven top-five places. She was fourth in the 200 backstroke and fifth in the 200 butterfly. She also took second in the 13-and-over 50 breaststroke.

In addition to her individual efforts, Williams helped the Issaquah Swim Team take second in the girls 13-14 200 medley relay. Yui Umezawa, Mackenna Briggs and Stephanie Munoz were other members of the relay team. Issaquah Swim Team also placed third in the 200 freestyle relay. Williams, Briggs, Anatasia Kosykh and Munoz made up the team.

In the girls 15-and-over division, Issaquah Swim Team placed first in the 200 freestyle relay and first in the 200 medley relay. Helen Liu, Katie Kinnear, Stacy Maier and Kayla Flaten made up the 200 freestyle relay team, which had a winning time of 1:53.43. Maier, Jessie Dart, Kinnear and Liu made up the 200 medley relay team, which finished first in 2:06.47.

Kinnear also won the 200 backstroke in 2:22.67, and placed second in the 200 butterfly, 200 individual medley and 400 individual medley, and was fourth in the 200 freestyle and fifth in the 400 freestyle. She also captured the 50 butterfly in the girls 13-and-over division with a time of 27.40.

Kara Beauchamp and Flaten each had top five places in the 15-and-over division. Beauchamp was third in the 100 breaststroke and Flaten took fourth in the 200 breaststroke.

In the girls 11-12 division, Sophie Luehmann, of the Issaquah Swim Team, took top honors in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 40.11. Linnea Uyeno, an Issaquah resident who swims for the Olympic Cascade Aquatic team, won the 200 breaststroke in 3:03.74 and was third in the 100 breaststroke. The Issaquah Swim Team 200 medley relay team took third. Gabby Salgado, Kathy Lin, Mekenna Mossman and Luehmann made up the relay team.In the girls 10-and-under division, Issaquah Swim Team captured the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:39.71. Emily Schahrer, Gabrielle Glubochansky, Stephanie Young and Grace Luehmann made up the relay team. The Issaquah Swim Team 200 freestyle relay team of Schahrer, Young, Paulina Kosykh and Luehmann finished second. In addition to her efforts on the relays, Young had a second place in the 100 backstroke and third places in the 100 freestyle and 50 butterfly.  Luehmann took second in the 50 freestyle.

Ivan Graham had two first places and swam as a member of a winning relay team to lead the Issaquah Swim Team boys. Graham, competing in the 10-and-under division, won the 50 breaststroke in 46.94 and took the 100 breaststroke in 1:43.03. He also swam as a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay team. Matthew Leahy, Andres Gonzalez and Brandon Leu were other members of the team, which won the event in 2:22.66. The same four also swam the 200 medley relay, and finished second.

Besides his two first places, Graham was third in the 50 butterfly, fourth in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 butterfly. Leu won the 50 backstroke. Leahy was second in the 200 individual medley and second in the 50 butterfly. He also took third in the 100 butterfly, and had fifth places in the 100 freestyle and in the 200 freestyle.  Gonzalez had a second in the 50 freestyle and a fifth in the 50 butterfly.

Jacob Leahy had two first places in the boys 11-12 division. He captured the 50 butterfly in 32.69 and took first in the 100 butterfly in 1:12.73. Leahy also placed second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 50 backstroke. Teammate Connor Broughton captured the 400 individual medley in 5:39.58. He also took second in the 200 butterfly, third in the 200 breaststroke, and was fourth in both the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle.

Broughton, Leahy, Ryan Kinnear and Jason Klein made up the 200 medley relay team, which took second. The Issaquah Swim Team 200 freestyle relay team of Broughton, Kinnear, Xavier Graham and Leahy finished third.

Nick Klatt had the only Issaquah Swim Team first place, in the boys 13-14 division. Klatt won the 800 freestyle in 9:19.09. He also had second places in the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle, a third in the 200 butterfly, and fourth places in the 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley. Besides his individual efforts, Klatt swam as a member of the 200 medley relay team that took third. Nolan Hoover, Ben Nussbaum and Paul Jett were other members of the team. The same group made up the 200 freestyle relay team that finished fourth.

Other key performances in the 13-14 division came from Nussbaum and Jett. Nussbaum was second in the 100 breaststroke, just beating Jett, who was third. Jett also placed third in the 200 breaststroke and third in the 200 butterfly.

Michael Rochford, competing in the 15-and-over division, won the 200 backstroke in 2:15.79. He nipped teammate Logan Briggs, who was second in 2:15.94. Rochford had a second place in the 100 backstroke and placed fifth in the 200 freestyle. Briggs had third places in the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 400 individual medley. Chase Goulart took second in the 200 freestyle, third in the 200 individual medley and fifth in the 400 individual medley. Ben Allen was second in the 400 freestyle.

The Issaquah Swim Team 200 freestyle relay team of Goulart, Allen, Rochford and Briggs placed second. Rochford, Peter Trahms, Goulart and Briggs made up the 200 medley team, which was fourth.

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