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SWIMMING: Federal Way divers dominate at district meet
The Federal Way school district exhibited its dominance Thursday at the West Central District Diving Championships at the Foss High School Aquatic Center.
District divers snagged five of the top-six finishes during the meet, which included the SPSL and Narrows leagues. Todd Beamer's Elizabeth Wiley won the district title with 372.80 points, outdistancing Jefferson's Madison Kellar (357.95). Jefferson's Monica Church finished up in third place with 335.10, Federal Way's Tia Thomas was fifth with 314.25 points and TJ's Shelby Church was sixth (309.20). All six will dive at the Class 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships at the King County Aquatic Center Nov. 11-12.
Federal Way's Kenna Ramey was the only district swimmer to win a district title in the pool. Ramey cruised to the title in the 100-yard butterfly in an automatic state-qualifying time of 59.15, outdistancing Olympia freshman Sarah Norman (59.73). Ramey, a sophomore, also finished second in the 50 free behind Kentridge's Emily Mohr in a time of 23.97.
Jefferson senior Amber Cratsenberg brought home a pair of silver medals from the district meet, which took place Friday and Saturday at the Rogers High School Aquatic Center.
Cratsenberg, who has won a total of three state championships during her career, finished second in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:53.46 to Stadium's Felicity Cann. Cratsenberg was second to Kent-Meridian's Joanna Wu in the 500 free in 5:11.11. Wu won in 5:05.66.
Mount Rainier won the district title with 215 points, getting a pair of titles from Megan Kawaguchi in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke. Kentlake finished second with 163 points. Federal Way was eighth with 75 points, TJ was 10th (60) and Todd Beamer was 13th (44).
Class 4A West Central District Swimming and Diving Championships
Team scores — Mount Rainier 215, Kentlake 163, Stadium 125, Central Kitsap 119, Kentridge 97, Olympia 95, Gig Harbor 90, Federal Way 75, Tahoma 65, Jefferson 60, Emerald Ridge 57, Puyallup 53, Beamer 44, Curtis 41, Kent-Meridian 28, South Kitsap 18, Kentwood 16, Shelton 6, Rogers 5, Auburn 3.
200 medley relay — Mount Rainier (Megan Kawaguchi, Rachel Webster, Jackie Beal, Courtney Larson) 1:52.05*. 200 free — Felicity Cann, Stadium, 1:53.15*. 200 IM — Megan Kawaguchi, Mount Rainier, 2:07.74*. 50 free — Emily Mohr, Kentridge, 23.72*. 100 fly — Kenna Ramey, Federal Way, 59.15*. 100 free — Cann, Stadium, 51.77*. 500 free — Joanna Wu, Kent Meridian, 5:05.66*. 200 free relay — Central Kitsap (Sarah Avery, Samantha Lingenbrink, Liane Hirata, Alicia Carlin) 1:41.38*. 100 back — Kawaguchi, Mount Rainier, 57.61*. 100 breast — Elyanna McCullough, Gig Harbor, 1:08.80*. 400 free relay — Mount Rainier (Jackie Beal, Kristen Lemley, Courtney Larson, Megan Kawaguchi) 3:41.56*; Diving — 1, Elizabeth Wiley, Beamer, 372.80; 2, Madison Kellar, Jefferson, 357.95; 3, Monica Church, Jefferson, 335.10; 4, Elizabeth Clemens, Emerald Ridge, 325.30; 5, Tia Thomas, Federal Way, 314.25.