As of Thursday, September 26, 2013
YAKIMA – Outnumbered, but not deterred, the Grandview High School girls swim team performed well last Thursday against the larger Selah team, according to GHS Coach Rita Uribe.
The teams met in Yakima’s Lions Pool for the dual meet.
Selah claimed 112 points against Grandview’s 45 points, but Grandview was missing two swimmers at the meet.
“The girls swam a great meet, despite being outnumbered and it being a very long meet with eight teams present and four individual meets occurring at the same time,” said Uribe.
Coach Uribe’s highest praise went to freshman Taylor Ebbelaar, who claimed wins against Selah in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard individual medley.
Ebbelaar clocked a time of 1:20.21 in the 100-back for first place honors against Selah’s Kathy Cousins, who followed her with a time of 1:39.21. Ebbelaar went on to claim her second victory with a time of 2:44.93 in the 200-yard individual medley, followed by Brittany Borchert and Kya Raschko of Selah with times of 2:52.36 and 3:05.43.
In a much closer race, Viannei Perez of Grandview collected a first place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:21.01, outpacing Selah swimmers Elyse Kuebler and Tori Skelton with times of 1:22.38 and 1:24.40, respectively.
In the 100 freestyle Melanie Garza of Selah was first with a time of 1:04.35, followed by Grandview’s Abby Cromwell with a second place time of 1:15.00
The Grandview swimmers’ next meet will be held this coming Saturday in Pullman.
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