Swimming: Bratton, Tixier double up

TRI-CITY HERALDOctober 3, 2012 

Richland's Lisa Bratton and Hanford's Lisa Tixier were double winners Tuesday, but the Bombers hauled in the bulk of the top finishes in a blustery Mid-Columbia meet at Prout Pool.

"Worst swim weather in 18 years I've been coaching," said Richland/Hanford coach Kathy Piper, noting that Bratton's state-qualifying time of 5 minutes, 10.57 seconds in the 500-yard freestyle was an "amazing swim considering the wind."

Bratton won the longest and shortest (50 free) races, while Tixier took the 100 fly and backstroke. But Richland swimmer won all the relays and six of the eight individual events decided in the pool: Vanessa Wattam (200 free), Nicole Weinman (200 IM), Sarah Olsen (100 free) and Kaylyn Lesser (100 breast).

Kamiakin finished 1-2 in diving, with Danielle Brandon posting the top score.

Prout Pool

Team scores--Richland 138, Kennewick 43; Hanford 135, Kamiakin 51.

200 medley relay--1, Richland (Lauren Hill, Nicole Weinman, Alyssa Musick, Vanessa Whattam) 2:02.38; 2, Hanford 2:03.99; 3, Kennewick 2:06.68. 200 free--1, Vanessa Wattam (Rich) 2:04.10; 2, Sarah Olsen (Rich) 2:05.29; 3, Linnea Peacock (Han) 2:14.05. 200 IM--1, Nicole Weinman (Rich) 2:18.84; 2, Alexis Murphy (Ken) 2:26.13; 3, Mylie Oberg (Han) 2:27.20. 50 free--1, Lisa Bratton (Rich) 25.85; 2, Samantha Lester (Ken) 26.98; 3, McKenzie Schroder (Rich) 27.13. Diving--1, Danielle Brandon (Kam) 177.60; 2, Jessica Anderson (Kam) 156.15; 3, Kayla Lassiter (Han) 143.40. 100 fly--1, Lisa Tixier (Han) 1:02.18; 2, Alyssa Musick (Rich) 1:03.14; 3, Schroder (Rich) 1:05.14. 100 free--1, Olsen (Rich) 57.49; 2, Lester (Ken) 58.73; 3, Lauren Hall (Rich) 59.92. 500 free--1, Bratton (Rich) 5:10.57; 2, Stephanie Tixier (Han) 5:41.69; 3, Peacock (Han) 6:02.74. 200 free relay--1, Richland (Weinman, Hall, Whattam, Bratton) 1:47.70; 2, Hanford 1:50.82; 3, Kennewick 1:53.18. 100 back--1, L. Tixier (Han) 1:05.28; 2, Weinman (Rich) 1:08.59; 3, Musick (Rich) 1:09.45. 100 breast--1, Kaylyn Lesser (Rich) 1:19.60; 2, Oberg (Han) 1:20.96; 3, Jacque Ines (Ken) 1:21.44. 400 free relay--1, Richland (Lucy Hernandez, Schroeder, Bratton, Musick) 4:01.96; 2, Hanford 4:03.73; 3, Richland 4:14.63.

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