Swim team wins big in season opener

The Oak Harbor High School swim team broke in 2009 by swamping Meadowdale and Mountlake Terrace in a double dual meet Monday at John Vanderzicht Pool.

The Wildcats won every event while topping Meadowdale 136-34 and Terrace 133-31. Meadowdale defeated Mountlake Terrace 100-64.

Oak Harbor swept the relays with Akasha Trisler, Rachel Weinstein, Laura Rosen, and Karina Concepcion teaming up to win the 200 medley in 2:14.8 Therese Desquitado, Tori Nickerson, Trisler, and Cassie Stanford won the 200 free relay in 2:04.67. In the 400 free relay, Rosen, Concepcion, Desquitado, and Weinstein clocked a 4:29.21.

Junior Weinstein also won the 200 free (2:23.74) and 100 breaststroke (1:22.67), and freshman Rosen grabbed first in the 200 IM (2:30.95) and 500 free (4:45.99).

Junior Nickerson also won the 50 free (30.18), sophomore Concepcion was victorious in the 100 free (1:06.9), and freshman Trisler took the 100 backstroke (1:14.25). Sophomore Ciara Hu picked up first in the 100 butterfly (1:10:62).

Even with the convincing performance, Coach Erika Miller is expecting more from her athletes. “We looked fast, but we will have to wait for the times from the other (future opponents’) meets,” she said. She added, “This is a really good group of girls – no drama, and they are willing to work hard.”

The Wildcats travel to Kamiak Thursday and then host Burlington-Edison Monday at 6.

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