Knights claim district championship | Girls swimming

Straume sets meet record in 100 free, Collinge breaks 2 school marks in 50 free, 100 butterfly
Nov 08, 2017
Courtesy of: Ron Green Kamiak celebrates winning its seventh straight Northwest District girls swimming championship Saturday, Nov. 4, at Snohomish Aquatic Center.

Kamiak won its seventh straight Northwest District girls swimming and diving championship in record-breaking fashion.

The Knights took home the team trophy, scoring 451 points, to finish 95 points ahead of Jackson, which had 356. Lake Stevens (330) and Glacier Peak (306) placed third and fourth.

Kamiak sophomore Elli Straume set a meet record in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.56 seconds. She also won the 200 freestyle in 1:51.75. Freshman Ava Collinge set two school records in the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle. She was second in the 100 butterfly (55.88) and third in the 50 freestyle (24.25).

Song-Nhi Vo, Grace Hatscher, Collinge and Straume also set meet records in the 200 medley relay race (1:48.00) and in the 200 freestyle relay (1:38.16).

The Knights are looking to defend their 4A state 200 freestyle relay title.

Kamiak’s Naomi Bingham won her third straight diving title scoring 403.40 points. Monroe’s Payton Leidholm finished second with 374.20.

Vo finished fifth in the 50 freestyle and advanced to state.

Mariner’s Emma Melgardshagen also is headed to state with a wildcard entry in the 50 freestyle in addition to her previous 100 freestyle state cut.

The 4A state swimming and diving championships are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

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