Dynamic duo leads Edmonds-Woodway | Girls swimming

By David Pan | Oct 04, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Edmonds-Woodway’s Angella Kim was a member of last year’s 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams that advanced to the 3A state swimming championships.

The Edmonds-Woodway girls swim team is looking to build its team and relays around a pair of state returners.

After graduating two of the four members of last year’s 200 medley and 400 freestyle teams, the Warriors will be looking to senior Angella Kim and junior Alexis Song, the two remaining relay swimmers.

“We lost our two club swimmers, so it’s going to be a little harder this year,” Edmonds-Woodway coach Darrell Cray said. “But we do have Alexis Song and Angella Kim. They’re going to be the ones to watch to see if they get individual qualifications in state.”

Kim’s top events are the 50- and 100-yard freestyles, while Song is a strong performer in the 100 butterfly.

Both Kim and Song just missed out on advancing in their individual events at last season’s district meet.

Cray noted that this year the top four district finishers move on to state as opposed to the top three last season.

“Our chances look a little better this year,” Cray said.

The second-year Edmonds-Woodway coach said he likely won’t know the other members of the relay teams until later in the season. For the 200 medley relay, the Warriors need two individuals in the breaststroke and the backstroke. Edmonds-Woodway should have options with a turnout in the high 30s.

“We’re still trying to figure that out,” Cray said. “We’re plugging in plenty of girls. We’ll know more about halfway through the season, They’ll probably settle into their final roles halfway through the season. I like to keep the relays the same the second half of the season.”

Kim and Song both posted individual victories during a Wesco meet against Cascade last week. Kim won the 100 breaststroke and Song captured the 100 butterfly. The two, along with Sarah Henderson and Elisa Park , finished first in the 200 medley relay. Maritsa Sanchez-Ortega won the 100 freestyle.

The Bruins prevailed 102-81.

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