Swimming: Bratton, Tixier snare state times

September 26, 2013 

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Richland High's BreAnne Bell wins the 50-meter freestyle on Thursday as Richland and Hanford hosted Walla Walla for two dual meets between the Richland schools and the Blue Devils at Prout Pool in Richland.

KAI-HUEI YAU — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

Richland’s Lisa Bratton snared state-qualifying times in two events, and Hanford’s Lisa Tixier posted another in the 200-yard freestyle, as both the Bombers and the Falcons defeated visiting Walla Walla in a Mid-Columbia Conference swim meet at Richland’s George Prout Pool.

Bratton’s time of 5 minutes, 19.47 seconds in the 500 freestyle qualified her for state, as did her first-place time of 1:56.63 in the 200 free. Bratton brought Tixier along for the ride, as the Hanford standout finished in 1:59.63 in the event.

Hanford beat Walla Walla 105-78, while Richland beat the Blue Devils 114.5-65.5.

The Bombers’ Kelsea Hinkley won the diving event with a score of 162.65 points, a personal best for her.

Bombers sprinter BreAnn Bell won two events, the 50 free and 100 free.

At Prout Pool

Team scores—Hanford 105, Walla Walla 78; Richland 114.5, Walla Walla 65.5.

200 medley relay—1. Richland (Lisa Bratton, Katie Schroder, Alyssa Musick, McKenzie Schroder) 1:58.27; 2. Walla Walla 2:07.27; 3. Hanford 2:10.83. 200 free—1. Bratton (R) 1:56.63; 2. Lisa Tixier (H) 1:59.63; 3. MacKenzie Hale (WW) 2:07.76. 200 IM—1. Lauren Hall (R) 2:25.33; 2. Ellie Rassbach (WW) 2:32.53; 3. Katie Schroder (R) 2:34.16. 50 free—1. BreAnn Bell (R) 27.56; 2. Janae Sullivan (H) 27.71; 3. Natalie Fink (WW) 28.04. Diving—1. Kelsea Hinkley (R) 162.65 points; 2. Kayla Lassiter (H) 151.20; 3. Amanda Andersen (H) 136.55. 100 fly—1. McKenzie Schroder (R) 1:03.46; 2. Cheyenne Griffith (H) 1:10.54; 3. Lacey Klem (WW) 1:12.34. 100 free—1. Hall (R) 58.14; 2. Linnea Peacock (H) 59.90; 3. Sullivan (H) 1:04.67. 500 free—1. Bratton (R) 5:19.47; 2. Mylie Oberg (H) 5:33.90; 3. Hale (WW) 5:34.03. 200 free relay—1. Hanford (Sullivan, Peacock, Tixier, Kayla Burnight) 1:46.78; 2. Richland 1:48.85; 3. Walla Walla 1:57.17. 100 back—1. Taylor Fievez (H) 1:08.74; 2. Bell (R) 1:11.23; 3. Rassbach (WW) 1:13.01. 100 breast—1. Tixier (H) 1:14.86; 2. McKenzie Schroder (R) 1:17.41; 3. Fink (WW) 1:19.45. 400 free relay—1. Richland (Bell, Hall, Musick, Bratton) 3:56.93; 2. Hanford 4:02.22; 3. Walla Walla 4:22.60.

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