Swim team starts season in close contest

Kylah Bunch of the Grizzlies races to the starting blocks in 50-yard leg of the 200-yard medley relay at last night’s season opening swim meet.

Photo by Jennie McGhan
Kylah Bunch of the Grizzlies races to the starting blocks in 50-yard leg of the 200-yard medley relay at last night’s season opening swim meet.


Daniella Duran, top, and Erin Stanton of Sunnyside compete in the 200-yard freestle races.

— The fall swim season started in earnest at Lions Pool last night as Sunnyside competed against Wenatchee.

The Panthers won, 130-92.

Starting with the 200-yard medley, the Grizzlies fielded three teams and scored 15 points.

Allison Davis, Brielle Newhouse, Kylah Bunch and Bailey Hazzard teamed up to place fourth in 2:16.82.

The Panthers’ H. Van Heyningen, S. Harley, H. Lurbur and B. Dressel won in 1:59.69.

Second and third place were earned by Wenatchee’s other two teams, which clocked 2:01.46 and 2:10.78, respectively.

Amerie Stroh clocked 2:49.03 in the 200-yard freestyle for fourth-place. Hailey Payne of Wenatchee won with a clocking of 2:01.97.

Newhouse had the best finish for the Grizzlies in the 200-yard individual medley. She was second after tagging the edge of the pool in 2:39.19. Sierra Hartley of the Panthers had the best time, clocking 2:25.69.

In the 50-yard freestyle, Brooklyn Dressel of Wenatchee bested the field in 25.81.

Sunnyside’s best finish was 32.17, clocked by Hazzard for third.

Grizzlies diver Lia Anderson was fourth in her event, scoring 141.1.

Wenatchee’s Emily Brault had the best score, 210.95.

In the 100-yard butterfly, Bunch placed third with a finish in 1:18.72. Hartley won the event in 1:05.65.

Another third place finish in the 100-yard freestyle was garnered by Morgan Gardner, who tagged the end of the pool in 1:06.22.

Jordan Hartley of the Panthers clocked 58.48 for first place.

The longest race of the meet, the 500-yard freestyle was next.

Finishing the 20 laps in 8:49.96 for a fourth place finish was Julie Saucedo of Sunnyside.

Winning the event was Sophie Black of the Panthers with a clocking of 5:55.56.

In the 200-yard freestyle race, Gardner, Hazzard, Davis and Newhouse earned third in 2:02.45. Wenatchee’s team won in 1:45.20.

Davis had a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, clocking 1:21.63.

Payne won the event with a finish in 1:03.18.

Newhouse claimed another second-place finish, clocking 1:17.84 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Rae Ann Dressel of Wenatchee was nearly 5 seconds faster with a clocking of 1:12.95.

The final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, was won by the Panthers in 3:52.47.

Sunnyside’s Aline Anderson, Stephanie Blankenship and Mireya Sanchez teamed up with Stroh to finish in 5:36.81.


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