The Hawks Women’s Swim team triumphed over Lynnwood (LHS), Meadowdale (MHS) and Edmonds-Woodway (EWHS) High Schools at the annual Edmonds School District swim meet. Hosted by EWHS, the four schools gathered at the Lynnwood Pool on Saturday, Oct. 21.
With a score of 327, the Hawks were named the champions. EWHS came close with 306, MHS with 265 and LHS falling behind at 158 points.
Coach Rebecca Cartwright felt “really stoked, really excited.”
“I’m super proud of the girls. They all swam their hearts out today and it shows in the pool,” she said.
A large portion of the 27-membered swim team were new this year as many of them were freshmen. They overcame new challenges and gained experience at swim meets to build their skills as swimmers.
“They worked really hard in the pool everyday. Everyday they got in the pool and they swam, no complaints, and they all dropped time and that’s important,” Cartwright said.
Terrace earned many top spots on the leaderboard during the meet, which included 12 events. With consideration to the top five places in each event, Terrace showed up a number of times.
In teams of four, the Hawks took second in the 200 Yard Medley Relay, first in 200 Yard Freestyle Relay and second in 400 Yard Freestyle Relay.
Bre Enriquez successfully kicked off the first individual event and second event overall, placing third for 200 Yard Freestyle.
Many Lady Hawks secured the spots for a large amount of the fastest times for individual events. It was a common pattern for two Hawks to be part of the top five finishers in an event at this meet.
This feat was accomplished by Emma Van Hooser and Katie Matthews who came in third and fourth respectively for 200 Yard IM. In the second event, Carly Stave and Sally Benedict arrived in second and fourth respectively for 50 Yard Freestyle.
Terrace occupied third and fourth for 100 Yard Butterfly thanks to the efforts of Kayla Primavera and Audrey Hernandez De La Cruz respectively. Later throughout the event, Stave and Tiffany Vuong in third and fifth for 100 Yard Freestyle.
A fifth duo made an appearance in the leaderboard for 100 Yard Breaststroke with Van Hooser and Lydia Liu in second and fifth.
All Hawks who participated in the 100 Yard Backstroke dominated the leaderboard with Bre Enriquez, Vuong, Matthews and Alessia Simmen occupying the top five spots in that order, with the exception of fourth place taken by EWHS.
Following the crowning achievement, Cartwright thought the team would celebrate by trying to throw her into the pool. Thankfully, she was spared the huge splash and has yet to formally celebrate with the team.
The women’s swim team will advance onto the 2A district preliminary swim meet at Fidalgo Pool on Friday, Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m.