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SWIMMING: Marine Hills wins third-straight All-City championship | Slideshow
The Marine Hills Swim Team extended its dominance of the Seattle Summer Swim League by winning its third-straight All-City championship Tuesday night at the Sand Point Country Club in Seattle.
Marine Hills combined boys and girls team tallied a grand total of 309 points to outdistance second-place Aqua Club, which tallied 301 points. Federal Way’s other summer swim team, Twin Lakes, finished in 10th place overall with 101 points. There were a grand total of 16 teams at the All-City Championships.
Marine Hills won 16 individual race titles Tuesday night in Seattle, but the competition was a lot closer than a season ago when Marine Hills dominated, winning 23 of 72 races contested and setting seven All-City records.
The All-City championship came after Marine Hills rolled through the regular season unbeaten. It was the third year in a row that the Fish and Tree have completed the impressive double. In 2011, Marine Hills was undefeated during the regular season for the first time in the program’s history and won its first-ever All-City championship.
Individually, the Fish and Tree got a pair of wins from Kenna Ramey and Courtney Hughes. Ramey, who won the 50- and 100-yard freestyle state titles in the fall for the Federal Way Eagles, took home championships in the 50 free (23.74) and the 50 butterfly (25.56) in the girls 15-over category.
Hughes won the girls 11-12 100 individual medley in a time of 1:04.48 and the 50 backstroke (30.11).
Marine Hills' other individual race wins came from Casey Nguyen in the boys 13-14 50 back (26.85), Shianne Lindh in the girls 11-12 50 free (33.04), James McDonald in the boys 11-12 50 breaststroke (34.14), Emily Nguyen in the girls 9-10 100 individual medley (1:14.88), Kaycee Simpson in the girls 13-14 100 IM (1:02.50), Michah Oh in the boys 13-14 100 IM (57.82), Breanna Ross in the girls 11-12 50 butterfly (28.63) and Liam Casey in the boys 11-12 50 butterfly (30.72).
Marine Hills also won four relay titles during the All-City Championships. The Fish and Tree took the girls 11-12 200 medley relay with a team of Taylor Kabacy, Lindh, Ross and Hughes (2:00.05); the boys 13-14 200 medley relay with Casey Nguyen, Jason Nguyen, Oh and Cooper Berry (1:48.59); the girls 11-12 200 free relay with Annika Oh, Kabacy, Ross and Hughes (1:49.24); and the boys 13-14 200 free relay with Berry, Casey Nguyen, Jason Nguyen and Oh (1:37.76).
The Twin Lakes Penguins picked up three individual race titles during the All-City Meet. Valerie McNolty won the girls 13-14 100 yard freestyle in a time of 55.94, Ian Olufson won the boys 13-14 100 freestyle in an impressive time of 50.21 and Sam Hoag took the championship in the boys 13-14 50 breaststroke in a time of 30.05.
Click here to see a slideshow of the Marine Hills Swim Team at the All-City Championships Tuesday at the Sand Point Country Club in Seattle. Photos courtesy of Dr. Eddie Lo.