NEW – 11:20 a.m., Sept. 18, 2015
Immediately after watching her team match up with its main rival, Issaquah High School girls swim coach Laura Halter was blunt in her assessment of the Skyline Spartans. Read more
Skyline’s Kathy Lin/relays medal and Issaquah’s Jenifer Matsuda picks up two
Just three days before the last state swim final of her career, Liberty High School star Mackenna Briggs was calm and determined.
By Greg Farrar
The Liberty High School swim team cheers as 400-yard freestyle relay anchor Lauryn Hepp touches the wall and they see the winning time of 3 minutes, 37.43 seconds in the final event, giving them their record-setting, state 2A championship, 348-point total.
Briggs signed her name to papers Nov. 12 solidifying her commitment to swim for the University of San Diego.
Photos by Greg Farrar
Chase Raines, Skyline High School sophomore, swims the 100-yard backstroke to a winning time of 1 minute, 5.29 seconds during the Spartans’ Oct. 9 girls swim and dive meet against Interlake and Mount Si. Raines also prevailed in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:07.34 seconds to help Skyline win the meet.
Madison Cooley, Skyline High School junior, wins the 500-yard freestyle race in a time of 6 minutes, 33.59 seconds to help Skyline win the meet.
Kathy Lin, Skyline High School junior, wins the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.15 second.
Charis Kim, Skyline High School freshman, wins the 100-yard freestyle race in a time of 1 minute, 0.91 seconds.
Skyline takes fourth in state, Liberty’s Mackenna Briggs wins 100 butterfly
By Greg Farrar
Mackenna Briggs, Liberty High School junior, wins her preliminary state 3A heat in the 100 butterfly Nov. 15 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way with a time of 56.31 seconds. Although that time would have sufficed for the state championship, she even shaved more than a second off in the finals Nov. 16 in a time of 55.02 seconds.
After finishing fifth at the 2012 state championships, the Skyline High School girls swimming and diving team didn’t want to go home again without some hardware.