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Aquajet earns high-point honor | NWAC
Emily Huffer of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club closed out the year with a stellar performance at the Pacific Northwest Swim Washington State Senior Short Course Championships Dec. 13 to 15.
Huffer, a sophomore at Oak Harbor High School, earned female high-point honors by placing in the top five of all her events, including a win in the 1,650 freestyle (16:58.75). Her time in the 1,650 was a new NWAC team record, as were her marks while placing fourth in the 200 backstroke (2:01.58) and 500 free (5:02.85). She also placed second in the 400 individual medley (4:27.73), fourth in the 200 butterfly (2:04.92) and fifth in the 100 backstroke (57.77).
Coupeville senior Cole Weinstein finished sixth in the 1,650 free (16:19.65), seventh in the 400 IM (4:09.32), 10th in the 200 fly (1:57.79), 12th in both the 200 breaststroke (2:11.67) and 200 IM (2:00.42) and 23rd in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.02).
Josh Jepsen, an OHHS senior, was 18th in 400 IM (4:27.73), 19th in both the 100 fly (53.97) and 200 breaststroke (2:14.93) and 20th in the 200 IM (2:01.68).
Jarik Bainco, Emily Schroeder, Hannah Schroeder, Brett Vagt and Lauren Vagt also competed for the Aquajets, who finished 15th in the team standings.
(Below, Cole Weinstein swims to three top 10 places. Cindy Huffer photo.)