Skyline swimmers win battle of champions

October 1, 2010

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:40 a.m. Oct. 1, 2010

Katie Kinnear won two events and swam on a winning relay Thursday as she led the Skyline High School girls swim team to a dramatic 95-91 nonleague victory against host Mercer Island at Mary Wayte Pool.

The meet pitted Skyline, the defending 4A state champions, against Mercer Island, the defending 3A state champions.

Skyline, which hasn’t lost a dual meet since 2008, got victories from Kinnear, Meghan O’Keefe, Maria Volodkevich and Stephanie Munoz.

Kinnear won the 100 freestyle in 52:02 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 57:39. She was the leadoff swimmer on Skyline’s winning 200 medley relay, which posted a time of 1:51.47. Jessie Dart, Nina Zook and Volodkevich were other members of the relay.

O’Keefe won the 200 freestyle in 1:58.48 and also swam on the Spartans’ winning 200 freestyle relay. Volodkevich captured the 50 freestyle in 25.31. Munoz took the 500 freestyle in 5:26.01 and anchored the 200 freestyle relay.

Liberty swimmers top Sammamish

Elise Tinseth and Nicole Lecoq each captured two events and swam on two winning relays Thursday to help the Liberty High School girls swim team defeat Sammamish 103-78 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference meet.

Tinseth won the 50 freestyle in 26.38 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 5:28.77. She anchored both the winning 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay.

Nicole Lecoq, of Liberty, had a state-qualifying time in winning the 100 butterfly in 1:02.10 and captured the 200 freestyle in 2:03.20. She also swam on the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay.

Ashley Vigen, of Liberty, won the 100 breaststroke and swam on the 200 medley relay.

Eagles soccer blanks Redmond

Rachel Wheeler scored both goals Thursday as the Issaquah High School girls soccer team blanked visiting Redmond 2-0 in a 4A KingCo Conference game.

Wheeler put the Eagles ahead 1-0 at the 32nd minute. Her second goal came at the 62nd minute.

Goalkeeper Brooke Miller recorded the shutout for Issaquah, which has a league-leading 4-0 record. The Eagles are 8-1 on the season and have won eight straight since losing the nonleague season-opener to Archbishop Murphy.

Skyline, 3-0 in league play and 8-0 on the season, cruised by Roosevelt 4-0. Anna DeWeirdt and Rachel Shim each had goal and an assist for the Spartans. Goalkeeper Tina Vargas picked up the shutout.

In other league action, it was Bothell 3, Inglemoor 0; and Ballard 2, Garfield 1.

Skyline golfers down Woodinville

Brian Mogg shot a 1-over-par 37 Thursday to take medalist honors and lead the Skyline High School boys golf team to a 200-208 victory against visiting Woodinville in a 4A KingCo Conference match at the Plateau Club.

Alex Yi and Nathan Stephenson each had 40s for Skyline.

Issaquah netters edged

The Issaquah High School boys tennis team suffered a tough loss Thursday when the Eagles were nipped by Woodinville 4-3 in a 4A KingCo Conference match.

Woodinville captured two of the three doubles to win the match.

Issaquah’s Evan Cheung won the No. 1 singles by defeating Loren Tanksley 7-5, 6-3.

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