'Cats get little resistance from Lake Stevens | Swimming
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
October 2, 2012 · 8:58 AM
Winning all 11 events, the Oak Harbor High School swim team had an unexpectedly easy time in its 126-44 win over visiting Lake Stevens Monday, Oct. 1.
The Vikings, traditionally one of the Western Conference's strongest programs, entered the meet with a 3-1 record.
Not only did Oak Harbor take every event, it finished 1-2 in eight.
Wildcat coach Amy Merkley was surprised by the dominance of her team and said, "I thought they (Lake Stevens) had more depth."
Emily Huffer continued her stellar season with four firsts, including a state-qualifying time in the 100-meter freestyle (1:01.53).
She also swam on three winning relay teams: the 200 medley with Akasha Trisler, Lauren Vagt and Irysh Concepcion (2:13.65); the 200 free with Therese Desquitado, Marissa Morris and Vagt (1:59.88); and the 400 free with Concepcion, Trisler and Mollie Briddell (4:26.53).
Huffer's relay partners also dominated the individual events.
Oak Harbor received two wins each from Morris (200 individual medley, 2:37.92; 400 free, 4:53.52), Trisler (100 fly, 1:11.47; 100 breast, 1:22.04) and Desquitado (50 free, 30.14; 100 back, 1:15.34).
Briddell took the 200 free (2:26.58).
The meet was the final home appearance for Oak Harbor seniors Trisler, Desquitado, Sherilynn Sligh, Ruby Heglin, Christina Fortune, Aimee Oliver and Erydelle Macapinlac.
The Wildcats (8-1), who finish the regular season with three road meets, go to Everett (0-6) at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 9.
Other Oak Harbor results versus Lake Stevens:
Second: Hannah Schroeder, 200 free, 2:32.24; Concepcion, 50 free, 30.19, 100 free, 1:05.8; Vagt, 100 fly, 1:15.28; Nicole Vogt, 400 free, 5:32.92; Briddell, 100 back, 1:17.49; Emily Schroeder, 100 breast, 1:27; 200 medley relay, Therese Desquitado, Emily Schroeder, Tricia Desquitado, Morris, 2:18.44.
Third: Vogt, 200 free, 2:37.71; Tricia Desquitado, 200 IM, 2:53.92; Danae Nash, 400 free, 5:34.7; Vagt, 100 back, 1:18.47; 400 free relay, Vogt, Hannah Schroeder, Kennedy Trisler, Tricia Desquitado, 4:55.64; 200 free relay, Tricia Desquitado, Briddell, Kennedy Trisler, Sophie Dickinson, 2:09.27.
Fourth: Kennedy Trisler, 200 IM, 2:54.09; Dickinson, 100 fly, 1:24.3; Sarah Baxter, 100 breast, 1:33.81; 400 free relay, Nash, Dickinson, Emily Schroeder, Baxter, 5:09.59; 200 free relay, Mariel Empinado, Baxter, Vogt, Nash, 2:16.83.
Fifth: 200 free relay, Makenzi Schulle, Elise Still, Empinado, Leah Lukban, 2:43.15.
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