Issaquah sinks Skyline swimmers at Mercer Island

December 16, 2014

In a meet featuring two teams of equal skill levels, the Issaquah Eagles boys swim team had a little more fuel in its tank than the Skyline Spartans.

By Greg Farrar Henry Pratt, Issaquah High School senior, touches the bulkhead in the turn on the first lap of his winning 100-yard breaststroke race with a time of 1 minute, 6.10 seconds, against Skyline Dec. 11 at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island.

By Greg Farrar
Henry Pratt, Issaquah High School senior, touches the bulkhead in the turn on the first lap of his winning 100-yard breaststroke race with a time of 1 minute, 6.10 seconds, against Skyline Dec. 11 at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island.

Issaquah won all three relay events, propelling itself to a 96-87 victory over Class 4A KingCo Conference rival Skyline in a Dec. 11 dual meet at Mary Wayte Pool in Mercer Island.

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Eagles soar to record heights

February 25, 2014

Issaquah takes second at state swim meet behind win in 200-relay

By Greg Farrar The Issaquah High School swim team, including coach Laura Halter (center) jumps, claps and yells as the team is given second place in state 3A with a score of 171 points.

By Greg Farrar
The Issaquah High School swim team, including coach Laura Halter (center) jumps, claps and yells as the team is given second place in state 3A with a score of 171 points.

Four members of the Issaquah High School swim team approached coach Laura Halter at the beginning of the season and told her they were going to do something special this year.

Gabe Florsheim, Ben Nussbaum, Henry Pratt and Jason Klein informed her that they would win the state’s 200-yard medley relay, and they’d do it in dramatic fashion.

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Issaquah dunks Liberty swimmers

January 14, 2014

Setting the lineups for swim meets can be a lot like a game of chess for coaches.

Coaches need to anticipate what the opponent will do with his or her lineup, in order to attempt to schedule the best race possible.

By Greg Farrar Keith Nussbaum, Issaquah High School senior, plies through the water Jan. 9 at the Julius Boehm Pool to win the 500-yard freestyle race in a time of 5 minutes, 10.65 seconds during the Eagles’ swim meet against Liberty.

By Greg Farrar
Keith Nussbaum, Issaquah High School senior, plies through the water Jan. 9 at the Julius Boehm Pool to win the 500-yard freestyle race in a time of 5 minutes, 10.65 seconds during the Eagles’ swim meet against Liberty.

Never is that more evident than with Issaquah High School coach Laura Halter and Liberty High School coach Kris Daughters, who are rivals on the pool deck, but best friends away from it.

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