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Swim teams compete in invite

Mercer Island wins meet with 349 points

— The Prosser and Grandview girls swim teams sent swimmers to Saturday’s Mid Columbia Invite, hosted by Kamiakin High School.

There were 7 Mustangs and 4 Greyhounds competing in the meet, getting their first taste of competition for the season.

In the 200-yard medley relay, Prosser’s Rachel Blount, Rachel Forrister, Abbigail Albrecht and Brooklyn Schultz combined for a time of 2:23.67. They were 13th to Richland’s time of 2:01.34.

Felicia Pena of Grandview, and Mustangs Kaitlyn Ott and Grace Bryan competed in the 200-yard freestyle, placing 22nd, 26th and 29th, respectively.

Forrister clocked 3:04.21 in the 200-yard individual medley for 20th, while Chloe Mark of Mercer Island won in 2:22.48.

Shultz and Grandview’s Adri Graf were 34th and 36th, respectively, in the 50-yard freestyle, and Prosser’s Jaritza Delgado was 85th in the same event.

In the 100-yard butterfly, Blount was 18th in 1:17.16, and teammates Albrecht and Shultz were 28th and 34th in the 100-yard freestyle, respectively. Albrecht finished in 1:14.50 and Shultz finished in 1:17.62.

Jasel Perez of the Greyhounds placed 37th in the same event, and Hally Ruff of Walla Walla had the fastest time, 55.70.

Pena and Ott were 16th and 19th in the 500-yard freestyle event. Pena tagged the end of the pool in 7:21.35 and Ott clocked 7:36.27. Laurel Skorina of Walla Walla had the fastest time in the 20 lap event, 5:20.74.

Forrister and Blount placed 23rd and 24th in the 100-yard backstroke. Forrister had a clocking of 1:25.61 and Blount finished in 1:26.22.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Blount, Shultz, Albrecht and Forrister clocked 2:11.80 for 16th place, while Grandview’s Kendall Roberson, Perez, Pena and Mercedes Mendoza were 18th in a time of 2:15.78.

Winning the race was Walla Walla’s team, tagging the edge of the pool in 1:45.90.

Perez clocked 1:28.60 for 14th in the 100-yard breaststroke event. Kodie Younkin of Hanford won in 1:13.90.

Albrecht and Graff also competed in the event for 20th and 23rd with times of 1:30.42 and 1:36.34, respectively.

Neither of the Lower Yakima Valley teams scored points at the meet.

Mercer Island won with 349 team points, Hanford was second with 308, Walla Walla placed third with 203 and Richland scored 144 team points for fourth.

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