Unbeaten Lake Stevens beats Oak Harbor / Swim and dive

Wildcats fall to Lake Stevens in swimming but gives undefeated Vikings their toughest meet.

Swim power Lake Stevens, a 4A school, finished the regular season unbeaten with a 107-79 win over visiting Oak Harbor Thursday, Oct. 20.

Although Oak Harbor lost, it came the closest to defeating the Vikings this year.

The Wildcats finished with an 8-2 mark, the third best among all Wesco schools regardless of classification.

Marysville-Pilchuck will host a “last chance meet” at 2:45 Thursday, Oct. 27, to give swimmers another opportunity to earn a district qualifying time. Some refer to the meet as the junior varsity championships.

The district meet is Nov. 4 and 5 at the Snohomish Aquatic Center.

Molly Vagt (200-yard freestyle, 2:04.36; 500 free, 5:31.06) and Taliah Black (200 individual medley, 2:25.86; 100 breaststroke, 1:13.26) each won two individual events at Lake Stevens.

Olivia Tungate and Jillian Pape joined the pair to win the 200 free relay (1:48.28).

Tungate (100 backstroke, 1:04.31) and Pape (100 butterfly, 1:03.13) also won individual events.

Another highlight, according to coach Jenny Butler, was a strong showing by diver Kelly Gruenwald, who placed second (168.7).

Other Oak Harbor results:

Second: Pape, 50 free, 26.08; Tungate, 100 free, 56.9; 400 free relay (Vagt, Pape, Tungate, Black), 3:55.79.

Third: 200 medley relay (Baelee Whitinger, Maya Krantz, Grace Chargualaf, Mary Johnston), 2:12.81; 200 free relay (Erica Sugatan, Naomi Garcia, Chargualaf, Johnston), 2:03.82; 400 free relay (Sugatan, Krantz, Frances Empinado, Garcia), 4:01.3.

Fourth: Sugatan, 200 IM, 2:33.59; 100 fly, 1:11.14; Garcia, 100 free, 1:04.4; Empinado, 100 back, 1:15.82.

Fifth: Whitinger, 200 free, 2:34.44; Johnston, 50 free, 31.35; Caitlin Woodworth, diving, 119.1; Angele Dennen, 500 free, 7:36.57; Krantz, 100 breast, 1:22.96; 200 medley relay (Empinado, Maddy Harstad, Diandra Dominguez, Dennen), 2:27.65.