Issaquah swim team sprints by Inglemoor

December 13, 2011

By Staff

The Issaquah High School boys swimming team captured all three relays, winning two in state-qualifying times, as the Eagles cruised by visiting Inglemoor, 103-82, Dec. 8 in a KingCo Conference 4A meet at the Julius Boehm Pool.

Issaquah opened the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay in a state-qualifying time of 1 minute, 43.62 seconds. Willy Matsuda, Brian Ruggles, Gabe Florsheim and Dave Nam made up the relay team.

Matsuda, Spencer McCulloh, Nam and Ruggles made up Issaquah’s winning 200 freestyle relay team, which had a state-qualifying time of 1:33.21.

The Eagles closed out the meet by winning the 400 freestyle relay in 3:30.81. McCulloh, Nam, Florsheim and Melody made up the relay team.

Ruggles won two other races. He captured the 100 breaststroke in a state-qualifying time of 1:02.93 and finished first in the 200 individual medley in 2:05.40.

Other Issaquah first places came from Melody in the 200 freestyle, Florsheim in the 50 freestyle and Matsuda in the 100 freestyle.

On Dec. 6, Issaquah topped host Newport, 89-87, at Mercer Island’s Mary Wayte Pool.

Matsuda, McCulloh, Melody and Ruggles made up the 400 freestyle relay team for Issaquah as the Eagles won a thrilling race in a state-qualifying time of 3:25.44. The Eagles just edged Newport for first in the event.

Newport was a close second in a state-qualifying time of 3:25.85.

Issaquah also took first place in the other two relays.

Matsuda, Melody, Florsheim and Nam won the opening race of the meet, the 200 medley relay, in a state-qualifying time of 1:44.33. McCulloh, Florsheim, Nam and Ruggles made up Issaquah’s winning 200 freestyle relay team, which took first in 1:34.63.

Melody won the 500 freestyle in 5:13.58 and took the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.38.

Other Issaquah first places came from Matsuda in the 100 backstroke, Ruggles in the 200 freestyle and Spencer Gevers in diving.

The two victories boosted Issaquah’s KingCo Conference 4A record to 4-0.

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