Swim: Wildcats win 3rd straight

Now at full strength, the Oak Harbor girls swim and dive team won its third straight meet; the latest a 102-81 victory over visiting Stanwood Wednesday, Oct. 6.

The short-handed Wildcats, who were missing several key swimmers because they did not have enough practices to qualify for the meets, opened the season by dropping five of their first six meets.

Coach Erika Miller said things are looking up for the Wildcats now that she has her full squad, and she added, "We are swimming better, too."

Oak Harbor (4-4, 4-5) hopes to keep its winning streak alive when it hosts Shorecrest (2-2, 3-3) Wednesday, Oct. 13.

In the win over Stanwood, Karina Concepcion, Ciara Hu, Akasha Trisler and Tori Nickerson captured the 200 free relay (1:59.21) and finished second in the 400 free relay (4:35.33). Each also won an individual event with Hu taking two (100 meter butterfly, 1:08.69; 100 backstroke, 1:18.07).

Concepcion took the 100 free (1:04.37), Trisler the 100 individual medley (2:36.72) and Nickerson the 100 breaststroke (1:23.58).

Angela Johnson collected the other Oak Harbor win in diving (117.4).

Coupeville's Rachel Weinstein was fourth in the 100 free (1:06.62).

Oak Harbor second-place finishers: Nickerson, 50 free, 29.55; Summer Anderson, diving, 84.9; Irysh Concepcion, 100 back, 1:19.97; Karina Concepcion, 110 breast, 1:32.49; 200 medley relay, Therese Desquitado, Tricia Desquitado, Irysh Concepcion, Kennedy Trisler, 2:26.74.

Thirds: Irysh Concepcion, 200 IM, 2:50.17; Rachel Muzones, diving, 76.65; Therese Desquitado, 100 butterfly, 1:21.95;

Akasha Trisler, 100 free, 1:05.68; Kennedy Trisler, 400 free, 5:50.93; 200 free relay, Abby Rankin, Leanne Empinado, Tricia Desquitado, Danae Nash; 2:16.05; 400 free relay, Therese Desquitado, Irysh Concepcion, Kennedy Trisler, Johnson, 5:00.06.

Fourths: Nash, 200 free, 2:42.92; Therese Desquitado, 200 IM, 2:50.57; Rankin, 50 free, 34.5; Kennedy Trisler, 100 butterfly, 1:22.58; Tricia Desquitado, 400 free, 5:51.66; Leanne Empinado, 100 breast, 1:39.87; 200 medley relay, Rankin, Hannah Schroeder, Johnson, Empinado, 2:37.88.

Fifths: Tricia Desquitado, 200 free, 2:44.74; Johnson, 400 free, 5:51.72; 200 free relay, Schroeder, Jenna Fletcher, Lindsey Johnson, Ariel Walsh, 2:21.28; 400 free relay, Nash, Schroeder, Fletcher, Anderson, 5:14.86.

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