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Huffer wins at Sectional meet | NWAC
Racing against the fastest swimmers from seven western states, the North Whidbey Aquatic Club's Kelly Huffer tied for first in the 200-meter butterfly at the Age Group Sectional Championships in Federal Way March 30 to April 1.
In addition to her win in the 200 fly (2:11.98) for 11-12 girls, Huffer took home bronze medals in the 400 individual medley (4:47.28), 1,650 freestyle (18:37.65) and 200 backstroke (team record 2:12.95).
Teammate Olivia Tungate, 11, placed third in the 100 fly (1:04.86) and reached the top eight in the 50 back (30.93) and the 200 IM (2:23.07).
She swam to five of six preliminary session personal records, three of three final PRs and achieved Big Swim designations in both the 100 fly and 50 back to earn the NWAC Swimmer of the Meet award.
Other medalists (top eight) were Brett Vagt, seventh in the boys 15-18 1,650 freestyle (17:23.54); and Emily Schroeder, fifth in the girls 15-18 100 breast (1:10.95).
Those efforts met Pacific Northwest Swim cuts.
Schroeder also joined the Minute Club (58.96) with a Big Swim effort (over a one-second drop per 50).
Other Big Swim marks were hit by Jacob Thompson in the 50 fly (31.07) and Molly Vagt in the 100 free (1:00.85).
Aquajets who clocked 100 percent PRs included Thompson, Brett Vagt, Lauren Vagt and Molly Vagt.
The Aquajets next compete at the Marysville Marlins Invitational April 21 and 22, where they will field a team of 40 swimmers.
The North Whidbey Aquatic Club is a competitive swimming program of the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District. It includes swimmers of all abilities and ages from 6 through college.
Tryouts occur Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the city pool from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. New swimmers should be able to swim a length of the pool in freestyle and backstroke. The first two weeks are free.
For more information, please call the pool (675-7665) to speak with head coach Neil Romney or view the team’s website at www.teamunify.com/pnswznwac.