All-Mid-Columbia Conference swim teams

November 6, 2012 

Richland's Nicole Weinman was named the Mid-Columbia Conference Swimmer of the Year.

The senior, who holds the Mid-Columbia’s top times in the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 55.92 seconds) and 500 free (5:10.31), received first-team honors in both events, as well as in all three relays.

Her teammate Lisa Bratton was picked as a first-teamer in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke. She is the defending state champion in the IM and the top seed in both events entering the Class 4A state championships, starting Friday in Federal Way.

Bratton, a junior, also was part of Richland's first-team 200 medley and 200 free relays.

Other individual first-teamers include Kamiakin's Danielle Brandon (1-meter diving) and Hanford's Stephanie Tixier (100 butterfly) and Lisa Tixier (100 free).

Walla Walla’s Katharine Curles, whose team went 3-2 in the MCC, was picked for Coach of the Year. Wa-Hi will send Emma Timm-Ballard (200 free, 100 back), Abby Crowley (200 IM, 100 back) and Cheyenne Schoen, a first-teamer in the 100 breaststroke, to state this weekend at the King County Aquatic Center. Those three are expected to compete with Natalie Fink in the 200 medley and 400 free relays at state.

Swimmer of the year: Nicole Weinman, sr., Richland. Coach of the year: Katharine Curles, Walla Walla.

First team

200 free: Nicole Weinman, sr., Richland. 200 IM: Lisa Bratton, jr., Richland. 50 free: Stephanie Tixier, sr., Hanford. 1-meter diving: Danielle Brandon, jr., Kamiakin. 100 fly: S. Tixier. 100 free: Lisa Tixier, jr., Hanford. 500 free: Weinman. 100 back: Bratton. 100 breast: Cheyenne Schoen, sr., Walla Walla. 200 medley relay: Richland (Bratton; Weinman; Sarah Olsen, sr.; Vanessa Whattam, sr.). 200 free relay: Richland (Weinman; Whattam; Lauren Hall, fr.; Bratton). 400 free relay: Richland (Weinman; Olsen; Whattam; Hall).

Second team

200 free: Emma Timm-Ballard, jr., Walla Walla. 200 IM: L. Tixier. 50 free: Katelyn McLaughlin, sr., Southridge. 1-meter diving: Danielle Freund, jr., Southridge. 100 fly: Olsen. 100 free: Whattam. 500 free: Olsen. 100 back: Timm-Ballard. 100 breast: Alexis Murphy, fr., Kennewick. 200 medley relay: Hanford (Taylor Fievez, jr.; L. Tixier; S. Tixier; Linnea Peacock, jr.). 200 free relay: Hanford (L. Tixier; Kayla Burnight, so.; Peacock; S. Tixier). 400 free relay: Hanford (L. Tixier; S. Tixier; Mylie Oberg, jr.; Fievez).

Honorable mention

200 free: Oberg. 200 IM: Abby Crowley, sr., Walla Walla. 50 free: Whattam. 1-meter diving: Jessica Anderson, sr., Kamiakin. 100 fly: Alyssa Musick, fr., Richland. 100 free: Natalie Fink, jr., Walla Walla. 500 free: Oberg. 100 back: Crowley. 100 breast: McLaughlin. 200 medley relay: Walla Walla (Timm-Ballard; Schoen; Fink; Crowley). 200 free relay: Southridge (McLaughlin; Rachel Schafer, so.; Jaiden Hamilton, fr.; Breanna Lyons, sr.). 400 free relay: Walla Walla (Timm-Ballard; Crowley; Fink; Schoen).

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