Katie Kinnear places third at nationals

August 16, 2011

By Staff

Skyline High School swimmer Katie Kinnear, competing for the Issaquah Swim Team, finished third in the 100-meter butterfly Aug. 10 at the Speedo Junior National Championships at Stanford University.

Kinnear finished the race in 1 minute, 00.94 seconds. Her time met the Olympic Trials standard.

In the 200 backstroke, Kinnear finished 27th in 2:18.87 but met the standard for the national championships.

Kinnear also placed 13th in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.43 and 15th in the 50 freestyle in 26.59.

The meet ran Aug. 8-12.

Prior to the Junior Nationals, the Conoco Phillips National Championships were held Aug. 2-6 at Stanford. Skyline graduate Andie Taylor, who swims for Stanford, finished fifth in the 400 individual medley in 4:44.28.

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