Warriors take 2nd place at Edmonds District meet | Girls swimming

Edmonds-Woodway senior standout Broadhead wins 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke
By David Robert Pan | Oct 26, 2017
Photo by: David R Pan Edmonds-Woodway’s Morgan Broadhead took first in the 100 breaststroke and the 100 freestyle.

Edmonds-Woodway won six of the 11 events, but Mountlake Terrace pulled out the team title at the Edmonds District Girls Swimming Championships.

Senior Morgan Broadhead led the Warriors with victories in the 100-yard freestyle (55:53 seconds) and the 100 breaststroke (1:10.96).

Broadhead, who is a three-time state participant, also swam on the winning 200 medley (1:58.64) and 400 freestyle relay team (3:55.41) with Ilaria Simmen, Alexis Song and Angella Kim.

The Edmonds-Woodway senior finished fifth in the 100 freestyle and 14th in the 100 breaststroke at last year’s 3A state meet.

“I felt actually really good,” Broadhead said of her individual times at the Edmonds District meet. “I think it turned out well.”

Saturday’s competition helps Broadhead with her training as she prepares for next week’s Northwest District meet and the state championships.

“It’s one of the first good glimpses of heavier competition against more teams, more groups of people, going in districts,” Broadhead said. “It’s a good gauge.”

The district meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, at Snohomish Aquatic Center and the 3A state swimming and diving championship are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Other winners for Edmonds-Woodway included Kim in the 50 freestyle (26.29) and Song in the 100 butterfly (1:06.66). Song also finished second in the 200 freestyle (2:10.36) and Simmen took second in the 200 individual medley (2:35.87).

“It was an awesome meet,” first-year Edmonds-Woodway coach Darrell Cray said. “The girls had a ton of fun.”

Cray praised the work of Mountlake Terrace head coach Rebecca Lance and assistant coach Annie Childs.

“They did a great job of coaching,” Cray said. “We love practicing with them.”

Despite having some swimmers out with injuries, the Mavericks placed a close third to Edmonds-Woodway.

Meadowdale’s Jersey Razzano won the 200 individual medley (2:26.09) and the 500 freestyle (5:44.06). Teammate Grace Morgan captured the 200 freestyle (2:08.98) and was second in the 500 freestyle (5:44.06). Emma Bray placed second in the 100 butterfly (1:16.39) and the Mavericks’ 200 freestyle relay squad of Bray, Brynn Webster, Sofia Tang and Dante Caiazza took second (2:00.88)

Meadowdale has one of its younger squads in recent years with only three seniors.

Mavericks coach Kati Girard is excited to see what Razzano and Morgan do in the upcoming district meet.

“They’re still not really backing off yet. So they didn’t have their best times today, which is the plan coming up with districts,” Girard said. “They were effective, but they were not on top because they’re both club swimmers and are still doing morning practices. We’re looking for some exciting things coming up.”

Mountlake Terrace scored 327 points to win the team title. Edmonds-Woodway finished second with 306, Meadowdale placed third with 265 and Lynnwood was fourth with 158.

The Hawks’ two victories were by Bre Enriquez in the 100 backstroke (1:09.09) and the 200 freestyle relay (Carly Stave, Emma Van Hooser, Sally Benedict, and Enriquez) (1:54.13). Mountlake Terrace had five other second place finishes.

“They did an amazing job,” Girard said of the Hawks. “It’s really great that they have come into their own.”

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