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Girls swimming: Richland thumps Kennewick; Hanford trounces Southridge

Tri-City Herald

Richland topped Kennewick 132-49, while Hanford routed Southridge 129-55 in Tuesday’s Mid-Columbia Conference swimming action at Prout Pool.

Richland picked up no fewer than seven points in each event, with wins over Kennewick in the final eight events.

Kelsea Hinkley (diving), Marcia Kim (100-yard butterfly), Lauren Hall (100 freestyle), April Mercer (500 free), Katie Schroder (100 backstroke) and Claire Schaef (100 breaststroke) earned individual wins for the Bombers.

Kennewick’s Blair Murphy won the 50 and 200 free, while her twin sister, Alexis, was first in the 200 individual medley.

Hanford beat Southridge in every event except for the 50 free, won by Suns freshman Hilary Petersen. Hanford’s Megan Gelston (200 and 500 free), Maddie Elliott (200 IM, 100 free) and Kayla Burck (100 fly, 100 back) were double winners.

Team scores: Richland 132, Kennewick 49; Hanford 129, Southridge 55; 200 medley relay: 1, Richland (Hall, Schroder, Musick, Schaef) 2:01.99; 2, Hanford 2:06.73; 3, Richland 2:08.31; 200 freestyle: 1, Blair Murphy (Ken) 2:09.19; 2, Megan Gelston (H) 2:10.21; 3, Amanda Andersen (H) 2:19.73; 200 individual medley: 1, Alexis Murphy (Ken) 2:26.51; 2, Maddie Elliott (H) 2:27.69; 3, April Mercer (R) 2:36.28; 50 freestyle: 1, B. Murphy (Ken) 26.73; 2, Hilary Petersen (S) 27.14; 3, Neomi Mennetrot (R) 27.55; Diving: 1, Kelsea Hinkley (R) 239.70; 2, Andersen (H) 193.00; 3, Olsen (R) 186.75; 100 butterfly: 1, Marcia Kim (R) 1:05.68; 2, Mennetrot (R) 1:05.91; 3, Kayla Burck (H) 1:12.63; 100 freestyle: 1, Elliott (H) 58.04; 2, Petersen (S) 58.09; 3, Lauren Hall (R) 59.31; 500 freestyle: 1, Gelston (H) 5:48.87; 2, Mercer (R) 6:15.44; 3, Alyssa Workman (R) 6:25.18; 200 freestyle relay: 1, Richland (Hall, Mennetrot, Bell, Schaef) 1:52.21; 2, Hanford 1:56.99; 3, Southridge 1:58.16; 100 backstroke: 1, Katie Schroder (R) 1:09.32; 2, Alyssa Musick (R) 1:09.43; 3, Burck (H) 1:11.15; 100 breaststroke: 1, Claire Schaef (R) 1:14.93; 2, A. Murphy (Ken) 1:15.05; 3, Annie Shen (H) 1:16.60; 400 freestyle relay: 1, Richland (Hall, Mercer, Workman, Schroder) 4:06.30; 2, Hanford 4:08.57; 3, Richland 4:11.18.

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