Wildcats tame Lions in pool

A second straight dominating performance at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool, including wins in every event, propelled the Oak Harbor High School swim team to a 133.50 to 44.50 victory over Lynden in a Wednesday meet.

“It was a fun meet by a good team tonight,” coach Erika Miller said.

The Wildcats set the tone for the evening finishing first and second in the opening event, the 200-meter medley relay.

In the 200 medley relay, the team of Lily Doyle, Marie Hossfeld, Maddie Shipley and Kim Klieman swam a time of 2:25.35 to win, and the quartet of Abby Rankin, McKenna Yockey, Lindsey Johnson and Erica Gregory placed second at 2:38.85.

“I think we owned,” Shipley said with a big smile. “It was a good race and we brought it home.”

Doyle said she also thought the team swam a good race. “Their backstroker was pretty good, but I felt we got a big lead at the beginning and were able to take them at the end,” she said.

“I saw their breaststroker hit the wall and it kind of freaked me out, so I bolted back as fast as I could,” Hossfeld said. “When I saw her make the turn, I said ‘I gotta go, I gotta go’.”

Abby Rankin, another of the Wildcats “freshman sensations,” said she wasn’t feeling good this week and was worried before the start of the grueling 400 freestyle.

“Erika told me not to worry about racing, just swim long,” Rankin said. “I got in there and I guess I just took off. I felt a lot better towards the end of the race.”

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Oak Harbor 144.50, Lynden 44.50

(Oak Harbor results)

200 medley relay — 1. Lily Doyle, Marie Hossfeld, Maddie Shipley and Kim Klieman 2:25.35; 2. Abby Rankin, McKenna Yockey, Lindsey Johnson and Erica Gregory 2:38.85.

200 freestyle — 1. KeriAnne Wright 2:26.19; 2. Maddie Shipley 2:43.11; 3. Lindsey Hall 2:44.74.

200 individual medley — 1. Lily Doyle 2:53.65; 2. McKenna Yockey 3:00.81.

50 freestyle — 1. Carolyn Vasquez 29.36; 2.Kim Klieman 30.02.

100 butterfly — 1. KeriAnne Wright 1:13.23; 2. Maddie Shipley 1:23.47.

100 freestyle — 1. Rachel Weinstein 1:06.15; 2. Tori Nickerson 1:08.30; 3. Kim Klieman 1:12.23.

400 freestyle — 1. Abby Rankin 5:38.45; 2. Lindsey Hall 5:50.22.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Kim Klieman, KeriAnne Wright, Rachel Weinstein and Carolyn Vasquez 2:03.43; 2. Tori Nickerson, Madddie Shipley, McKenny Yockey and Erica Gregory 2:11.94.

100 backstroke — 1. Lily Doyle 1:18.24; 2. Carolyn Vasquez 1:18.30.

100 breaststroke — 1. Rachel Weinstein 1:27.54; 2. McKenna Yockey 1:34.57.

400 freestyle relay — 1. KeriAnne Wright, Tori Nickerson, Rachel Weinstein and Carolyn Vasquez 4:41.52; 2. Lily Doyle, Lindsey Hall, Abby Rankin and Marie Hossefld 5:00.94.

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