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Lady Grizzlies dunked by West Valley

YAKIMA - The Lady Grizzlies were almost at full strength last night when they met West Valley at Lions Pool, but it just wasn't enough.

"With seven girls you won't be able to win many meets," Sunnyside High School girls swim coach Scott Southard said.

The Lady Grizzlies had six girls and lost 120-39 to West Valley.

We had a few good swims, Southard said. "Having Katie Knee back helped a lot."

Sunnyside's Hannah Glockner, Megan Razey, Katie Knee and Rachelle Durfey combined for a time 2:23.32 to finish second in the 200 medley relay. West Valley's Nikki Cleary, Lynsey Bernfeld, Gabby Ruiz and Danielle LaRiviere came in first with a time of 2:07.15.

Katie Knee won the 50 freestyle for Sunnyside with a time of 27.79, followed closely by West Valley's Whitney Hahn's time of 28.39.

In the 100 freestyle, Rachelle Durfey of Sunnyside took first place with a time of 1:02.33 with Danielle LaRiviere coming up second with a 1:04.09 time.

The Lady Grizzlies finished a distant third in the 200 free relay with Durfey, Julianna Robert, Brittany Bonilla and Glockner coming in with a time of 2:18.00, while West Valley's times of 1:56.24 and 2:09.06 were good for first and second.

Knee won again in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:11.11, a full seven seconds over West Valley's second place time of 1:18.26.

Durfey took second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:23.73. West Valley took the event with a time of 1:14.24.

In the 400 free relay, Knee, Robert, Bonilla and Razey ended up in third place with a 5:20.08 time, losing to West Valley's 4:18.57 and 4:58.37 times.

Overall, Coach Southard was pleased with his team's performance. "Hannah improved on her breaststroke," Southard said. "Bailey Morris will be back for the next meet and that will help."

Southard said Durfey's 100 freestyle and Knee's 50 freestyle were probably the team's best events. "Both swam some good races."

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