Todd Beamer girls win SPSL swim title

This is becoming old hat for the Todd Beamer High School girls swim team.

For the third year in a row, the Titans rolled to the South Puget Sound League championship Saturday at Curtis High School. Beamer tallied 174 to outdistance second-place Thomas Jefferson (147 points).

Now, the Titans will focus their attention on Friday and Saturday’s West Central District Meet at Rogers High School and the Class 4A State Girls Swimming Championships, Nov. 13-14 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center.

Just like last year, Beamer dominated the relays and junior Rachel Kim won a pair of individual events.

The Titans picked up first-place finishes from the 200-yard medley relay team in a time of 1:57.51 and also won the 200 free relay in 1:45.06. The 200 free relay is the same race Beamer won a state title in last year.

Individually, Kim won her two events in state-qualifying times. Kim rolled to a victory in the 100 butterfly in a time of 59.94 and also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.44. Last year, Kim won the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke.

Jefferson sophomore Amber Cratsenberg also won a pair of events at the SPSL Championships Saturday. For the second year in a row, Cratsenberg won both the 50 and 100 freestyle events at Rogers. She swam a 25.28 in the 50 and a 54.96 in the 100.

The Raiders also got another individual win from Savannah Coe in the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:16.50.

Federal Way picked up a win in the 400 freestyle relay, which helped the Eagles finish in eighth place as a team with 107 points. Decatur finished 11th with 57 points.

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