Swim: Oak Harbor grabs 2nd at district, sends 5 to state; Coupeville's Weinstein earns state trip
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
November 8, 2010 · 9:47 AM
The Oak Harbor High School swim team tied for second in the 3A district meet at Anacortes last weekend and, in the process, qualified five individuals for the state meet.
Coupeville's Rachel Weinstein, swimming in the 2A portion of the meet, qualified for state in the 200 (third, 2:06.8) and 500 (second, 5:41.73) freestyle races.
Wildcats Ciara Hu (200 individual medley; 100 butterfly), Akasha Trisler (200 IM; 100 breaststroke), Karina Concepcion (100 backstroke), Therese Desquitado (100 backstroke) and Tori Nickerson (100 breaststroke) qualified for the state meet by either placing in the top three at district or meeting a state qualifying mark.
Concepcion, Hu, Trisler and Nickerson also have qualified in the 200 medley and 200 free relays.
Hu qualified by time earlier this year in the 100 and 500 free, and Trisler in the 100 backstroke.
All but Desquitado competed at state last fall.
Shorewood (302 points) won the district team title and Oak Harbor (222) tied for second in the 11-team meet with Glacier Peak.
The state meet runs Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 11 to 13, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Following are the Wildcats who earned points for Oak Harbor in the district meet:
First: Hu, 200 IM, 2:12.05; 100 butterfly, 59.7; Concepcion, 100 backstroke, 1:02.24; Trisler, 100 breaststroke, 1:09.5.
Second: Desquitado, 100 back, 1:04.54; 200 free relay, Concepcion, Hu, Trisler, Nickerson, 1:44.29; 400 free relay, Concepcion, Trisler, Hu, Nickerson, 3:51.5.
Third: Trisler, 100 IM, 2:17.03; Nickerson, 100 breast, 1:12.91.
Fifth: Concepcion, 50 free, 26; Kennedy Trisler, 100 butterfly, 1:08.27.
Sixth: Hannah Schroeder, 500 free, 5:57.95; 200 medley relay, Desquitado, Irysh Concepcion, Kennedy Trisler, Abby Rankin, 2:07.73.
Eighth: Nickerson, 50 free, 29; Danae Nash, 500 free, 6:10.57.
Ninth: Irysh Concepcion, 200 IM, 2:33.15.
10th: Desquitado, 100 free, 1:00.58.
11th: Schroeder, 200 free, 2:13.31; Tricia Desquitado, 100 breast, 1:19.72.
12th: Nash, 100 butterfly, 1:13.42Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.