Swimming: Bratton's big day leads Richland to fourth

October 5, 2013 

Lisa Bratton had herself a day Saturday at the Mukilteo Invitational swim meet, qualifying for state in four events and leading Richland High to a fourth-place finish in the team standings.

Bratton set a meet record in the 200 IM, winning in 2 minutes, 3.44 seconds. She also set a school record in the 100 breast stroke, finishing second in 1:07.87. It was a record that had stood since 2001.

She also qualified in the 100 free in a school-record time of 51.97 seconds and in the 200 free relay, along with Lauren Hall, McKenzie Schroder and BreAnn Bell.

Hanford finished 10th, Kennewick was 11th, Kamiakin 24th and Southridge 25th.

Hanford’s Lisa Tixier qualified in the 200 IM in 2:13.15 and the 100 free in 56 seconds for the Falcons, while Kennewick sophomore Alexis Murphy got through in the 100 breast stroke.

Southridge diver Danielle Freund won the 1-meter title with 220.7 points, while Kamiakin’s Danielle Brandon was third at 161.8. Freund earned big points when she nailed a 11⁄2-twist, back somersault dive to pave the way for her second Mukilteo title in a row.

Hanford’s Mylie Oberg swam a state qualifying time in the 500 free, finishing in 5:24.59.

At Mukilteo Invitational

Team scores—1. Mercer Island, 765; 2. BHS, 434.5; 3. Wenatchee, 385.5; 4. Richland, 365; 5. Kamiak, 322.5; 6. Liberty, 268; 7. Snohomish, 249; 8. Tahoma, 238.5; 9. JFK Catholic, 194; 10. Hanford, 183; 11. Kennewick, 146; 12. Lake Stevens, 139; 13. Sehome, 118.5; 14. Cascade, 104; 15. Monroe, 101; 16. Kentridge, 89; 17. West Valley, 83; 18. Ellensburg, 82; 19. Aberdeen, 81.5; 20. Marysville-Getchell, 79; and Mark Morris, 79; 22. Marysville-Pilchuck, 78; 23. Glacier Peak, 77; 24. Kamiakin, 53; 25. Southridge, 48; 26. Kentwood, 43; 27. Moses Lake, 39; 28. Kentlake, 38; 29. Eisenhower, 35; 30. Sunnyside, 23; 31. Prosser, 6; 32. R.A. Long, 3.

Winners and locals in top 10

200 medley relay—1. Mercer Island, 1:53.46. 200 free—1. Vanessa Moffatt, JFK Catholic, 1:57.76; 5. McKenzie Schroder, Richland, 2:01.09. 200 IM—1. Lisa Bratton, Richland, 2:03.44; 4. Lisa Tixier, Hanford, 2:13.15. 50 free—1. Sabrina Kwan, Mercer Island, 25.04. Diving—1. Danielle Freund, Southridge, 220.7; 3. Danielle Brandon, Kamiakin, 161.8; 4. Kelsea Hinkley, Richland, 161.1. 100 fly—1. Mackenna Briggs, Liberty, 58.84; 4. Alyssa Musick, Richland, 1:01.26; 5. Lauren Hall, Richland, 1:01.68; 10. Alexis Murphy, Kennewick, 1:02.26. 100 free—1. Cathryn Armstrong, Monroe, 54.95; 7. Samantha Lester, Kennewick, 57.36. 500 free—1. Vanessa Moffatt, JFK Catholic, 5:14.6; 7. Mylie Oberg, Hanford, 5:24.59; 9. McKenzie Schroder, Richland, 5:28.89. 200 free relay—1. Wenatchee, 1:41.35; 3. Richland (Lauren Hall, McKenzie Schroder, Lisa Bratton, BreAnn Bell), 1:43.42; 8. Hanford (unavailable), 1:46.85. 100 back—1. Caitlin Quaempts, West Valley, 59.96; 8. Lauren Hall, Richland, 1:03.16; 9. Madison Thurber, Kamiakin, 1:03.76. 100 breast—1. Angela Gagliardo, JFK Catholic, 1:07.13; 2. Lisa Bratton, Richland, 1:07.87; 6. Alexis Murphy, Kennewick, 1:10.83; 10. Lisa Tixier, Hanford, 1:11.57. 400 free relay—1. Mercer Island, 3:43.45; 2. Richland (Lauren Hall, McKenzie Schroder, Lisa Bratton, BreAnn Bell), 3:45.24; 7. Hanford (unavailable), 3:58.93; 9. Kennewick (Alexis Murphy, Aletha Kleis, Samantha Lester, Blair Murphy), 4:00.9.

Walla Walla 93, Pullman 75: Elli Rassbach won the 100 freestyle in 59.25 seconds and was on the winning 200 freestyle relay team for the host Blue Devils in a nonconference dual at Whitman College.

At Harvey Pool, Whitman College

200 medley relay—Pullman, 1:59.08. 200 free—Rachel Sun, Pullman, 2:07.17. 200 IM—Mackenzie Hale, WW, 2:21.06. 50 free—Rose Jao, P, 26:52. 100 fly—Rose Jao, P, 1:08.71. 100 free—Elli Rassbach, WW, 59.25. 500 free—Taylor McCoy, P, 5:16.65. 200 free relay—Walla Walla (Kaelie Coleman, Shelby Gordon, Elli Rassbach, Heather Ball), 1:57.67. 100 back—Taylor McCoy, P, 59.59. 100 breast—Courtni Larsen, P, 1:14.68. 400 free relay—Pullman, 3:57.44.

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