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Lake Washington girls swim team wins district title | Prep swimming

The Lake Washington girls swim team won the district swim meet by 47 points on Friday and Saturday at Thunderbird Aquatic Club in Anacortes.  - Contributed
The Lake Washington girls swim team won the district swim meet by 47 points on Friday and Saturday at Thunderbird Aquatic Club in Anacortes.
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The Lake Washington girls swim team won the district swim meet by 47 points on Friday and Saturday at Thunderbird Aquatic Club in Anacortes.

The Kangs scored 300.5 points, while Sehome placed second (253.5) and Squalicum took third (221) out of 11 teams.

Lake Washington dominated the meet, winning all three relays and four individual events. Lake Washington's Clare Kucinski-Murphy won two individual races, taking first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.65 and first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:03.16).

Kang Jayna VanStone won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:59.08, while teammate Jessica McKinney took first in the 100-yard freestyle (55.96).

Lake Washington's 200-yard medley relay team, of Gabrielle Rector, VanStone, McKinney and Kucinski-Murphy, won the event with a time of 1:55.32, while  the Kangs' team of Brooke Bonnell, Laura Chopp, Hannah Walker and Maya Iba took first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of1:46.75.

The team proved it can excel in the team distance relay as Chopp, Kucinski-Murphy, McKinney and VanStone teamed up to take first in the 400-yard relay event with a time of 3:46.52.

Lake Washington coach Dave Hale was named Coach of the Year.Lake Washington will now compete at the state meet at the King County Aquatic Center on Friday and Saturday.

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