YAKIMA – Sunnyside’s Lady Grizzlies tallied a 2-1 mark at yesterday’s four-school Big Nine League girls swim meet. The SHS girls clipped Eisenhower by a single point, 79-78, and handled Davis, 81-42.
The loss, via a 102-70 score, came against the Moses Lake Chiefs.
Thursday’s meet was staged at Yakima’s Lions Pool.
There were several events in which Sunnyside’s swimmers posted the fastest times from among all four teams. Those standout performances came in the 200-yard medley relay, the 200-freestyle, the 100-butterfly, the 100-freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke.
In the 200-yard medley re-
lay, the Lady Grizzly foursome of Kalie Bestebreur, Cassadie Moore, Payton Sam-ple and Summer Hazzard clocked the day’s best time – 2:07.92. The closest the other three teams came to that was a time of 2:15.99, set by a quartet from Moses Lake.
In the 200-yard freestyle, Lindsay Schilperoort of Sunnyside was never challenged. She raced to a time of 2:19.08. The best the three other teams could muster were clockings of 2:27.61 by Addie Fair of Moses Lake, 2:48.20 by Annalee William of Ike and 2:55.59 by Elena Neubauer of Davis.
Schilperoort also bested all comers in the 100-yard butterfly. She sped to a clocking of 1:11.95. Moses Lake’s Fair had the second fastest time on the day (1:15.55).
Sunnyside’s Cassadie Moore was untouchable, as well, in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke events.
In the 100-free, Moore put up a time of 1:01.69. The closest anyone came to her was her teammate, Sample, who had a clocking of 1:04.79.
Moore dominated the 100-breaststroke, too. She clocked a meet-best time of 1:12.42. The next fastest clocking in that event from among the four teams was 1:25.61, set by Moses Lake’s Morgan Calder.
Hazzard also posted a decent time for Sunnyside yesterday in the 50-yard freestyle, a clocking of 28.72 seconds. That was 1.10 seconds quicker than Moses Lake’s top swimmer in the event – Talea Garza – and 1.13 seconds ahead of Ike’s top athlete, Katie Klingele. Against Davis, Hazzard finished second to the Pirates’ Rowan Cruz (28.33).
The Lady Grizzlies also got a first-place finish from Bestebreur in the 100-yard backstroke, against Davis. Bestebreur touched the wall in 1:18.86, about 19 seconds ahead of the Pirates’ top swimmer. The top 100-back time on the day belonged to Ike’s Landon Hopkins (1:07.33).