High School Sports

Richland swimmers dominate in MCC opener

Defending Class 4A state co-champion Richland routed Kamiakin 130-56, while Hanford cruised past Kennewick 118-64 at George Prout Pool in Richland on Tuesday in the Mid-Columbia Conference opener for all four teams.

Richland won 10 of 12 events against Kamiakin, the 2014 Class 3A district champion. Claire Schaef (100-yard breaststroke, 200 individual medley), Lauren Hall (50 freestyle, 100 backstroke) and Katie Schroder (100 and 200 free) each won two individual events apiece.

Hanford freshman Kayla Burck had the top time of the night in the 100 free (59.14 seconds) and also won the 100 back. Sophomore teammate Megan Gelston was first in the 200 free and 100 fly.

Kennewick’s Alexis Murphy won the 100 breast and 200 IM.

Team scores: Hanford 118, Kennewick 64; Richland 130, Kamiakin 56; 200 medley relay: 1, Richland (Kim, Schroder, Hall, Mennetrot) 1:59.73; 2, Hanford 2:03.43; 3, Richland 2:07.03; 200 freestyle: 1, Katie Schroder (R) 2:09.66; 2, Megan Gelston (H) 2:10.80; 3, Annie Shen (H) 2:13.52; 200 individual medley: 1, Claire Schaef (R) 2:21.16; 2, Alexis Murphy (Ken) 2:23.88; 3, Maddie Elliott (H) 2:25.20; 50 freestyle: 1, Blair Murphy (Ken) 27.01; 2, Lauren Hall (R) 27.44; 3, BreAnn Bell (R) 28.65; Diving: 1, Kelsea Hinkley (R) 248.65; 2, Kelsey Olsen (R) 199.65; 3, Anna Hall (Ken) 162.40; 100 butterfly: 1, Gelston (H) 1:04.39; 2, Madison Thurber (Kam) 1:07.61; 3, Marcia Kim (R) 1:08.27; 100 freestyle: 1, Kayla Burck (H) 59.14; 2, Schroder (R) 1:01.49; 3, Alyssa Musick (R) 1:01.78; 500 freestyle: 1, Elliott (H) 5:47.97; 2, Courtney Lewis (Kam) 6:09.78; 3, Erin Child (Kam) 6:11.40; 200 freestyle relay: 1, Hanford (Burck, Gelston, Shen, Elliott) 1:51.29; 2, Richland 1:52.82; 3, Kamiakin 1:56.21; 100 backstroke: 1, L. Hall (R) 1:04.43; 2, Thurber (Kam) 1:04.97; 3, Burck (H) 1:09.59; 100 breaststroke: 1, Schaef (R) 1:15.70; 2, A. Murphy (Ken) 1:16.59; 3, Maha Fathali (H) 1:18.31; 400 freestyle relay: 1, Richland (Hall, Ferritto, Schroder, Musick) 4:14.24; 2, Richland 4:15.49; 3, Kennewick 4:17.67.

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