Meadowdale preparing to make some waves | Girls swimming

Junior Morgan looks to get back to 3A state championships
By David Pan | Oct 04, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Meadowdale’s Grace Morgan advanced to the 200- and 500-yard freestyles at last year’s 3A state swimming championships.

The Meadowdale girls swim team is looking to make some waves.

A solid turnout that numbers in the high 20s has first-year coach Julie Wakeman upbeat about 2018 and beyond.

The Mavericks split their first two dual meets, losing 124-56 to perennial power Shorewood and then defeating Mariner 131-32 in Wesco South action.

“All the girls swam really well,” said Wakeman, a 2009 Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate and longtime coach at Yost Pool in Edmonds. “We had some girls that this is their first year ever swimming and they went and kicked butt. I couldn’t be happier.”

Meadowdale does have some experience with about 10 solid varsity swimmers.

The Mavericks will look to junior Grace Morgan, who competed in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles at last year’s 3A state championships.

Another seasoned veteran is junior Jersey Razzano, who also swims the freestyle and backstroke.

Razzano won the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke and Morgan captured the 500 freestyle against the Thunderbirds. The two along with freshman Lensse Abiye and junior Emma Reinmuth also led the 200 freestyle squad to victory. The 400 freestyle relay of Morgan, Razzano, sophomore Emma Bray and sophomore Hayley Ross finished second.

Wakeman also was pleasantly surprised with the strong third place finish by the 200 medley relay squad of Ross, Abiye, Bray and sophomore Emma Osborne.

At last week’s dual meet against Mountlake Terrace, Razzano picked up victories in the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. Morgan won the 500 freestyle and took second in the 200 freestyle. The Hawks won the dual meet 94-76.

“We’ve got potential for sure,” Wakeman said. “Our goal is to get one relay to state and some girls with individual events. My JV team, I just want them to learn about swimming and the competiveness.”

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