Snohomish schools edge Oak Harbor | Swimming
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
September 13, 2011 · 9:58 AM
The short-handed Oak Harbor High School swim team opened the season with a pair of losses in a double-dual meet Monday, Sept. 12, at John Vanderzicht Pool.
The Wildcats fell to Glacier Peak 96-90 and Snohomish 105-78. Snohomish topped Glacier Peak 96-89.
Eight of Oak Harbor's 24 swimmers were missing, including some key athletes because of injuries or not enough practices, according to coach Amy Merkley.
Merkley said "without a doubt" her team would have won if it was at full strength.
She added, "The ones I had did a good job; overall I am pleased."
Ciara Hu picked up Oak Harbor's only individual win, taking the 100-meter butterfly in 1:09.41.
She also joined Karina Concepcion, Therese Desquitado and Irysh Concepcion to win the 200 freestyle relay (2:03.51).
Hu (200 individual medley, 2:38.25), Karina Concepcion (50 free, 29.72, and 100 backstroke, 1:14.68), Irysh Concepcion (100 free, 1:08.08) and the 200 medley relay (Therese Desquitado, Tricia Desquitado, Hu and Karina Concepcion, 2:15.81) earned seconds.
Oak Harbor goes to Lake Stevens Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 3:45 p.m. and Shorewood, Thursday, Sept. 22, at 3:30 p.m.
Other Oak Harbor results from Monday:
Third: Irysh Concepcion, 200 free, 2:33.6; Angela Johnson, diving, 117.5; Tricia Desquitado, 100 breaststroke, 1:30.96.
Fourth: Olivia Meyer, 100 fly, 1:17.36; Therese Desquitado, 100 free, 1:08.44, 100 back, 1:18.53; Nicole Vogt, 400 free, 5:30.02; 200 medley relay, Mollie Briddell, Meyer, Vogt, Johnson, 2:28.74.
Fifth: Briddell, 200 free, 2:40.29; Meyer, 200 breast, 1:31.41; 400 free relay, Johnson, Vogt, Tricia Desquitado, Meyer, 4:48.87.
Sixth: Vogt, 200 IM, 2:55.81; Tricia Desquitado, 50 free, 33.01; Rachelle Muzones, diving, 74; Briddell, 100 back, 1:21.14; 200 free relay, Alli Hoffmire, Sarah Baxter, Muzones, Meyer, 2:34.02; 400 free relay, Hoffmire, Briddell, Muzones, Baxter, 5:55.9.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.