Oak Harbor takes 12th in state meet / Swim and dive

Scoring in six events, the Oak Harbor High School swim and dive team placed 12th at Washington state 3A championship meet Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11, at the King Country Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

The Wildcats scored 65 points, two less than the highest-finishing Wesco team, 10th-place Shorecrest, out of the 35 teams that scored a point. Bellevue won with 281.

Oak Harbor’s best finish came in the 200-yard medley relay, where senior Olivia Tungate, senior Taliah Black, freshman Ashleigh Merrill and senior Jillian Pape placed fourth in 1:51.54. Lakeside won in a meet record 1:44.58.

Tungate also finished fifth in the 100 backstroke in 59.34, which was won by Janell Rudolph of Bellevue in a 3A record 54.8.

Tungate added a 15th in the 100 freestyle in 55.45. Lakeside’s Amy Tang was first in a record 49.88.

Pape also placed in two individual events, taking sixth in the 100 butterfly (59.24) and 11th in the 50 free (25.02).

Delora Li of Bellevue was the winner of the fly (56.3), while Rudolph took the 50 free in a new 3A record (23.02).

Merrill just missed scoring in the 200 free (2:02.72), finishing 17th. Tang set another record in 1:47.93.

The four Wildcats qualified 13th the 200 free relay but were disqualified in the finals.

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