Swimming: Richland's Bratton leads in qualifying

November 1, 2013 

Richland’s Lisa Bratton had top qualifying times in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke Friday after the first day of the Eastern Washington district swimming meet at Central Washington University in Ellensburg.

Bratton had a time of 2:12.34 in the 200 IM, and finished with a 57.77 seconds in the 100 back in the Class 4A competition. Teammate McKenzie Schroder had the top time in the 4A 200 free at 2:01.56.

In the 3A meet, Kennewick’s Alexis Murphy and Samantha Lester had strong days. They were part of the event’s fastest 200 medley relay and 400 relay teams.

Murphy also had the fastest time in the 100 fly (1:00.62) and 100 breast (1:12.09), while Lester was fastest in the 50 free (25.44 seconds).

Hanford’s Mylie Oberg (200 free, 500 free) and Lisa Tixier (200 IM, 100 free) were leaders in two events after the first day. The meet ends Saturday with all finals.

At CWU

Top qualifiers

Class 4A

200 medley relay—Wenatchee 1:59.2. 200 free—McKenzie Schroder, Richland, 2:01.56. 200 IM—Lisa Bratton, Richland, 2:12.34. 50 free—Hannah Bruggman, Wenatchee, 24.40. 100 fly—Jessica Wierzbicki, Wenatchee, 59.64. 100 free—Hannah Bruggman, Wenatchee, 54.07. 500 free—Mackenzie Hale, Walla Walla, 5:22.77. 200 free relay—Wenatchee 1:46:08. 100 back—Lisa Bratton, Richland, 57.77. 100 breast—Jessica Wierzbicki, Wenatchee, 1:11.72. 400 free relay—Wenatchee 3:53.34.

Class 3A

200 medley relay—Kennewick (Blair Murphy, Alexis Murphy, Samantha Lester, Courtney Schreiner) 2:03.40. 200 free—Mylie Oberg, Hanford, 2:04.74. 200 IM—Lisa Tixier, Hanford, 2:14.58. 50 free—Samantha Lester, Kennewick, 25.44. 100 fly—Alexis Murphy, Kennewick, 1:00.62. 100 free—Lisa Tixier, Hanford, 55.49. 500 free—Mylie Oberg, Hanford, 5:29.39. 200 free relay—Hanford (Janae Sullivan, Shelby Schumacher, Kayla Burnight, Linnea Peacock), 1:51.92. 100 back—Rachel Shafer, Southridge, 1:03.59. 100 breast—Alexis Murphy, Kennewick, 1:12.09. 400 free relay—Kennewick (A.Murphy, Aletha Kleis, B.Murphy, S.Lester), 4:02.88.

Class 2A

200 medley relay—Pullman 1:57.15. 200 free—Alexis Schmidt, Cheney, 2:05.38. 200 IM—Taylor McCoy, Pullman, 2:11.83. 50 free—Caitlin Quaempts, West Valley, 25.22. 100 fly—Alexis Schmidt, Cheney, 1:03.57. 100 free—MaKenzie Norman, Cheney, 56.19. 500 free—Alia Malella, Ellensburg, 5:30.61. 200 free relay—Cheney 1:53.59. 100 back—Taylor McCoy, Pullman, 58.60. 100 breast—Courtni Larsen, Pullman, 1:12.35. 400 free relay—Ellensburg 3:51.75.

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