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Hu, Huffer earn gold at PNS championships

John Hu won two events and Emily Huffer one for the North Whidbey Aquatic Club at the Pacific Northwest Swimming Championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way July 28 to 31.

Twelve other Aquajets earned finishes among the top 16 in the region's top meet of 884 athletes.

Hu captured the boys 15-and-over 200 butterfly (2:06.75) and 400 individual medley (4:35.97).

NWAC dominated both events. In the 200 fly, Price Hu, John's brother, finished ninth (2:08.65) and Josh Jepsen 13th (2:19.17). In the 400 IM, Price Hu placed 10th (4:57.29), Jepsen 14th (5:00.89) and Cole Weinstein 15th (5:01.6).

Price Hu had three other individual event top-16 finishes, Josh Jepsen one, Jacob Jepsen two and Weinstein two.

The Hus, Jepsens and Weinstein also teamed up in various combinations to place in four relay events.

Huffer, competing in the girls 13/14 division, took the 200 backstroke (2:23.08). She finished in the top 10 in seven other events.

NWAC put in a strong showing in the girls 11/12 division as Marissa Morris, Kelly Huffer and Molly Vagt combined to earn top-16 spots in 22 individual events and four relays.

Morris led the way with seconds in the 800 free (9:55.01) and 1,500 free (19:39.32). In the 1,500, Huffer was fourth and Vagt sixth.

Olivia Tungate, girls 10-and-under, was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:22.09) and 100 butterfly (1:15.31) on the way to eight top-four finishes.

In girls 15-and-over, Ciara Hu had four top-seven races and Laura Rosen finished in the top 16 five times.

Ethan Tack swam to eight top-16 spots in boys 11/12, and his brother Lucas, 8, was ninth in the 10-and-under 100 fly (1:29.11).

Top-16 finishes by Aquajets:

Girls 10U: Olivia Tungate, 3, 100 free, 1:09.53; 4, 400 free, 5:20.17; 4, 100 back, 1:22.09; 3, 50 breast, 42.88; 2, 100 breast, 1:31.68; 3, 50 fly, 34.47; 2, 100 fly, 1:15.31; 4, 200 IM, 2:49.19.

Girls 11/12: 200 free, 4, Marissa Morris, 2:19.04, 9, Kelly Huffer, 2:24.02; 400 free, 3, Morris, 4:56.48, 12, Molly Vagt, 5:24.05; 800 free, 2, Morris, 9:55.01, 7, Vagt, 11:10.49; 1,500 free, 2, Morris, 19:39.32, 4, Huffer, 20:25.14, 6, Vagt 21:23.96; 100 back, 4, Morris, 1:15.07, 5, Huffer, 1:16.34; 200 back, 4, Morris, 2:38.07, 5, Huffer, 2:39.68; 100 fly, 8, Huffer, 1:13.36, 15, Vagt, 1:18.62; 200 fly, 8, Huffer, 2:45.88, 9, Vagt, 2:44.53; 200 IM, 6, Morris, 2:41.77, 10, Huffer, 2:44.02; 400 IM, 5, Morris, 5:39.33, 8, Huffer, 5:42.1, 15, Vagt, 5:58.79; 200 free relay, 12, Morris, Huffer, Jillian Pape, Vagt, 2:11.07; 400 free relay, 8, Morris, Huffer, Pape, Vagt, 4:48.45; 200 medley relay, 12, Huffer, Ella Schroeder, Vagt, Morris, 2:27.2; 400 medley relay, 5, Huffer, Schroeder, Vagt, Morris, 5:17.96.

Girls 13/14: Emily Huffer, 6, 50 free, 28.82; 4, 200 free, 2:12.62; 4, 100 back, 1:08.25; 1, 200 back, 2:23.08; 10, 100 fly, 1:09.17; 5, 200 fly, 2:32.31; 7, 200 IM, 2:32.55; 4, 400 IM, 5:15.7; relays, Huffer, Emily Schroeder, Laura Vagt, Michelle Robinson, 14, 200 free, 2:05.5; 13, 400 free, 4:34.85; 10, 200 medley, 2:19.93; 11, 400 medley, 5:04.94.

Girls 15-O: 400 free, 14, Laura Rosen, 4:39.75; 200 breast, 16, Rosen, 2:52.71; 100 fly, 7, Ciara Hu, 1:06.96; 200 fly, 3, Hu, 2:22.43, 5, Rosen, 2:23.94; 200 IM, 4, Rosen, 2:26.71, 6, Hu, 2:27.16; 400 IM, 4, Hu, 5:13.53, 5, Rosen, 5:13.65; 400 free relay, 11, Rosen, Hu, Angela Johnson, Hannah Schroeder, 4:26.06.

Boys 10U: Lucas Tack, 9, 100 fly, 1:29.11.

Boys 11/12: Ethan Tack, 15, 50 free, 31.02; 10, 100 free, 1:06.28; 13, 50 back, 35.63; 10, 100 back, 1:16.32; 9, 200 back, 2:40.08; 6, 50 fly, 31.61; 6, 100 fly, 1:14.46; 12, 200 IM, 2:45.01.

Boys 15-O: 800 free, 14, Jacob Jepsen, 9:09.58, 15, Price Hu, 9:18.5; 1,500 free, 8, Cole Weinstein, 17:53.33, 9, Jacob Jepsen, 17.56.66; 200 breast, 14, Josh Jepsen, 2:37.52; 100 fly, 3, John Hu, 57.58; 200 fly, 1, John Hu, 2:06.75, 9, Price Hu, 2:08.65, 13, Josh Jepsen, 2:19.17; 200 IM, 3, John Hu, 2:09.71; 400 IM, 1, John Hu, 4:35.97, 10, Price Hu, 4:57.27, 14, Josh Jepsen, 5:00.89, 15, Weinstein, 5:01.6; 200 free relay, 15, Josh Jepsen, Jacob Jepsen, Weinstein, Price Hu, 1:45.55; 400 free relay, 12, John Hu, Josh Jepsen, Jacob Jepsen, Weinstein, 3:49.74; 200 medley relay, 13, Jacob Jepsen, John Hu, Price Hu, Weinstein, 1:56.86; 400 medley relay, 13, Jacob Jepsen, Josh Jepsen, Price Hu, Weinstein, 4:20.12.

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