The Newport Knights girls swim and dive team won its third consecutive 4A state championship on Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

The Newport Knights girls swim and dive team won its third consecutive 4A state championship on Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Local swimmers dominate at state swim and dive meet

Newport and Bellevue won state titles on Nov. 16.

  • Monday, November 18, 2019 12:22pm
  • Sports

Local swimmers and divers took to the pool at the King County Aquatic Center for the girls state swim and dive championships on Nov. 16. Newport won the 4A championship and Bellevue won the 3A championship.

Newport: The Knights concluded their dominant season with their third-straight 4A state championship. The Knights finished with a total team score of 325.5, well ahead of second-place Curtis, which accumulated 229.

Top finishers for the Knights:

Samantha Baron finished second in the 200-yard individual medley (1:59.98) and first in the 100-yard butterfly (54.00).

Jaime Chen finished first in the 100-yard freestyle (50.12).

Amelia Girotto finished second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:05.06),

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Gracie Wang, Alexi Barashkoff, Jamie Chen and Samantha Baron placed first (1:36.30).

Jamie Zimmerman finished second in the 100-yard backstroke (56.26).

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Samantha Baron, Amelia Girotto, Sandy Li and Jaime Chen placed first (3:28.66).

Bellevue: The Wolverines won their third-straight 3A state championship, finishing 40 points ahead of Lake Washington.

Top finishers for the Wolverines:

Janelle Rudolph finished first in the 50-yard freestyle (22.37) and first in the 100-yard backstroke (52.90).

The 200-yard medley relay team of Iris Yang, Rylee Siripipat, Megan Lei and Janelle Rudolph finished first (1:44.20).

Iris Yang finished third in the 100-yard backstroke (55.75)

Rylee Siripipat finished second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:04.73) and third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.81).

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Iris Yang, Rylee Siripipat, Gracie Hackworth and Rachel Jin finished first (1:38.02).

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Megan Lei, Gracie Hackworth, Rachel Jin and Janelle Rudolph finished first (3:28.68).

Sammamish: The Totems finished second at the 2A championships, only four points behind the champions, the Liberty Patriots.

Top finishers for the Totems:

The 200-yard medley relay team of Kayla Chenier, Milan Manfredi, Jillian Weber and Katie Walz, finished first (1:50.82).

Lilje Stratton placed third in the diving finals with a score of 316.20.

Jillian Weber finished second in the 100-yard butterfly (59.41).

Katie Walz finished second in the 100-yard freestyle (53.10).

Kayla Chenier finished second in the 100-yard backstroke (59.08).

Milan Manfredi finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.68).

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Katie Walz, Jillian Weber, Sierra Rosenow and Kayla Chenier finished first (3:39.95).

Interlake: The Saints finished 10th with a total of 91 points at the 3A state meet. Grace Wang finished fourth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.04.


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The Bellevue Wolverines girls swim and dive team beat out Lake Washington for its third-straight 3A state championship on Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

The Bellevue Wolverines girls swim and dive team beat out Lake Washington for its third-straight 3A state championship on Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography