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Lady Grizzlies collect five wins

Girls Prep Swimming

In their third outing this season, the Sunnyside High School girls swim team earned five victories against Moses Lake High School Thursday.

“Everyone did great yes-terday,” said SHS Coach Carl Scott.

While the Sunnyside team only collected 66 team points against Moses Lakes’ 115, the girls 400 relay team of Payton Sample, Lindsay Schilperoort, Summer Hazzard and Cassadie Moore claimed first place honors with a time of 4:24.37 to sweep the compe-tition, which included Moses Lake, Eisenhower and Davis high schools.

Coach Scott said the SHS girls are often outnumbered, and it seems his individual swimmers often swim in events that best suit them rather than swimming those events which could score best as a team.

So yesterday Scott had his swimmers spread out to see how well they could score against a much larger team.

“I thought everyone did a fantastic job swimming hard and all of the girls did a great job representing their team and school well,” he said.

Scott said many of the girls won their events or were very close to doing so.

Cassadie Moore won both of her individual events, collecting a time of 2:12.96 in the girls 200 freestyle and a time 5:56.88 in the girls 500 freestyle.

Lindsay Schilperoort won first place honors in the girls 100 butterfly with a time of 1:11.73 and placed second in her other individual event, the girls 100 backstroke with a time of 1:15.

Kalie Bestebreur claimed a first place finish in the girls 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:25.18, edging out her nearest competition, Moses Lake’s Morgan Calder, who had a time of 1:25.29.

Summer Hazzard scored two second place finishes. Hazzard took home times of 28.87 in the girls 50 free-style, just shy of Moses Lake’s Jordan Richeson’s first place time of 28.47. She was edged out of first place in the girls 100 freestyle by Megan Washburn of Moses Lake, who had time of 1:01.55. Hazzard’s second place time was 1:04.52

Scott said Payton Sample placed second and third in her events. Sample’s second place finish came in the girls 200 individual medley with a time of 2:44.43. Her third place finish was in the girls 100 butterfly with a time of 1:16.54.

Scott had kind words for Paytin O’Leary, saying she did a great job for her team.

“Even though this is her first year ever swimming, she really stepped up yesterday and was a big part of two of the relays,” Scott said.

“It has been amazing to watch her improve daily, and she was a big part of her team scoring so well yester-day,” Scott explained.

He said the team of Hazzard, Bestebreur, O’Leary and Sample took second place in the girls 200 relay with a time of 2:08.24 and the team of Bestebreur, Moore, Schilperoort and O’Leary finished in second place in the girls 200 medley relay with a time of 2:14.59.

The SHS swimmers will next compete against the Wenatchee High School team in Yakima’s Lions Pool on Tuesday. Oct. 1.

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