Mackenna Briggs wins four events for Issaquah Swim at championships

April 6, 2010

Mackenna Briggs had four first places to lead the Issaquah Swim Team at the Northwest Section Age Group Championships March 19-21 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Briggs, competing in the girls 12-year-old division, won the 100 backstroke in 59.99 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 59.43. She also placed second in the 50 backstroke with a time of 28.64.

Competing in the 11-12 division, Briggs took top honors in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:10.90. She won the 200 butterfly in 2:09.85. In addition to the individual events, Briggs helped the Issaquah Swim Team win four relay events in the 11-12 division.

Issaquah captured the 200 freestyle relay in 1:45.61. Sophie Luehmann, Kourtney Brunings and Kim Williams joined Briggs on the relay team. The same foursome made up Issaquah’s winning 400 freestyle relay team (3:49.81), 200 medley relay team (1:56.89) and 400 medley relay team (4:15.85).

Brunings made the finals in the 11-12 200 breaststroke and took eighth. Linnea Uyeno, an Issaquah resident who swims for the Olympic Cascade Aquatics team, placed sixth in the 1,650 freestyle in the 11-12 division. She also swam as a member of the 11-12 Olympic 400 medley relay team that took fourth place. Read more

Sammamish teen leads Issaquah Swim Team at PNS championship

August 4, 2009

Katie Kinnear, of the Issaquah Swim Team, hit the jackpot July 23-26 at the Pacific Northwest Swimming Long Course Championships in the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Read more

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