PASCO -- The Inland Empire Long Course Championships began Friday at Memorial Pool in Pasco, and the host Tri-City Channel Cats qualified three swimmers to the Western Zones scheduled Aug. 9-13 in Fresno, Calif.
Richland's Alyssa Musick, 14, placed first in the Girls 13-14 division 200-meter butterfly race with a qualifying time of 2 minutes, 34.82 seconds.
Walla Walla's Mackenzie Hale, 12, clocked a first-place finish of 4:56.28 in the Girls 9-12 division 400 freestyle.
Kennewick's Luke Jackson, 13, swam to third-place in the Boys 13-14 division 200 butterfly with a time of 2:24.76.
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The tournament continues today with races scheduled to begin 9 a.m.