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Tungate sets records at Zone Championships | NWAC
Olivia Tungate of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club added another impressive effort to an already strong year of swimming by finishing in the top 12 in seven events at the Western Zone Championships in Federal Way Aug. 6-9.
En route to her trips to the podium, she produced personal records in each race, set three NWAC team records, met two junior national bonus times and posted the 10th-best time in the nation among 13-year-old girls in the 200-meter butterfly (2:20.28).
Tungate represented Pacific Northwest Swimming in the championship meet and helped the Puget Sound team finish second with 3,056 points. Colorado won the title with 3,283 points. The meet featured the top age-group swimmers from 12 western states.
Tungate's best swim came in the 200 butterfly, where she finished second by .03 seconds, earned a junior national bonus cut, jumped onto the national top-10 list and shredded Laura Rosen's NWAC record of 2:25.07 by five seconds.
The Oak Harbor High School freshman-to-be placed third in the 100 backstroke in 1:06.72, snapping her own team record and earning a junior national bonus time.
In the 200 backstroke, she finished seventh in 2:25.22.
Tungate broke her own NWAC record while taking 10th in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.16.
She wrapped up her individual swims with a 12th in the 400 individual medley in 5:16.66.
Swimming the lead-off backstroke leg, she helped PNS place second in the 400 medley relay (4:28.81) and third in the 200 medley relay (2:03.41).