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Hu leads Wildcats to 17th at state meet | Swim

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Oak Harbor's Ciara Hu makes a turn on the way to placing eighth in the 200 individual medley at the state meet.
— image credit: Chad Coleman / Bellevue Reporter

Oak Harbor High School senior Ciara Hu put a bow on her high-school career by placing in the top-10 in three events at the 3A state championship swim meet at Federal Way's King County Aquatic Center Nov. 10 to 12.

The Wildcats earned 47 points, good for 17th place. Mercer Island, coached by Oak Harbor graduate Chauntelle Johnson, won its third-consecutive championship with 340.

Hu, competing in her fourth consecutive state meet, placed eighth in the 200-yard individual medley (2:16.01), ninth in the 100 butterfly (1:01.18) and linked with Karina Concepcion, Therese Desquitado and Angela Johnson to place ninth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:45.64).

Concepcion was the only other Oak Harbor swimmer to compete in an individual event. She was 14th in the 100 backstroke (1:02.84) and 22nd in the 50 free (26.42).

Hu, Concepcion, Johnson and Olivia Meyer nabbed 14th in the 200 medley relay; and Desquitado, Irysh Concepcion, Mollie Briddell and Nicole Vogt finished 20th in the 400 free relay (4:08.18).

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