WENATCHEE – A new state record was set Tuesday in the Wenatchee pool by the Wenatchee High School girls swim team with a clocking of 3:41.58 in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Wenatchee went on to beat Sunnyside in the Big Nine contest with a score of 134-46 in the 11-event meet.
But the Sunnyside girls swim team had nothing to be ashamed of in the state record setting event. The SHS team of Lindsay Schilperoort, Cassadie Moore, Summer Hazzard and Payton Sample clocked a time of 4:25.87, which was good for third place against the Chiefs, who also claimed second place with a time of 4:19.66.
The squad of Paylin O’Leary, Morgan Gardner, Erica Linde and Erin Stanton, finished out the 400-yard free event with a fourth-place time of 5:27.92.
The Lady Grizzlies’ 200-yard freestyle relay team also claimed a second place finish - clocking in at 2:07.25, well behind the Wenatchee girls first-place time of 1:53.28.
The Grizzlies’ team of Kalie Bestebreur, Moore Schilperoort and Hazzard collected a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley with a time of 2:08.06,
In individual efforts, Sunnyside’s Schilperoort and Hazzard brought home first and third place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle, with times of 6:22.22 and 6:39.83, respectively. Schilperoort also came in second against Wenatchee’s Hannah Van Heyningen with a time of 2:22.39 in the 200-yard freestyle. Van Heyningen stayed out in front with a time of 2:02.10.
The Sunnyside girls will next meet up with West Valley this coming Thursday afternoon in Yakima’s Lion Pool.