Local swimmer comes in second at Western Zone championships

August 16, 2011

By Staff

Stephanie Young, who competes for the Issaquah Swim Team during the year, finished second in the girls 10-and-under 100-meter backstroke at the Western Zone Age Group Championships at Clovis, Calif.

The meet was Aug. 9-13.

Young, representing the Pacific Northwest Swimming Association, finished the 100 backstroke in 4 minutes, 14.03 seconds.

She also took fifth in the 100 backstroke in 37.09 and eighth in the 200 individual medley in 2;51.77.

Ivan Graham, of the Issaquah Swim Team, also represented the Pacific Northwest Swimming Association at the meet and competed in the boys 11-12 division.

Six times he finished 11th in the preliminary heats to just miss qualifying for the finals.

Prior to that meet, Graham competed in the North American Challenge Cup in Puerto Vallarto, Mexico. There, Graham finished ninth in the 200 breaststroke, ninth in the 200 backstroke, ninth in the 100 breaststroke and ninth in the 200 individual medley.

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