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Lake Washington boys swim team finishes historic season, sixth at state meet

The Lake Washington 200-yard freestyle relay team of Nick Reeves, Connor Gerth, Austin Lashley and Elijah Singstad tied for first place during the state meet at the King County Aquatic Center on Saturday.  - contributed photo/Keith Lashley
The Lake Washington 200-yard freestyle relay team of Nick Reeves, Connor Gerth, Austin Lashley and Elijah Singstad tied for first place during the state meet at the King County Aquatic Center on Saturday.
— image credit: contributed photo/Keith Lashley

The Lake Washington High School boys swim team completed its record-breaking season Saturday with its best finish in school history. The Kangs finished sixth during the 2A State Championship meet as a team, while the 200-yard freestyle relay team shared the top of the medal podium at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Archbishop Murphy took the state title with 185 points as a team, while Lake Washington finished with 142 points.

It was a the record breaking Lake Washington 200-yard freestyle relay team of Nick Reeves, Conner Gerth, Elijah Singstad and Austin Lashley that drew the biggest cheers from the Kang faithful. The team finished in a rare tie with Lindberg during the event with a time of 1 minute, 30.8 seconds, to share the state title in the event. The time also broke the school record for the Kangs, also set by the team earlier this year.

Lashley had the two best individual finishes during the meet for Lake Washington. He finished third overall during the finals of the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 52.66. The mark was a personal best for Lashley.

He also went on to take fourth in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.85. The time breaks a 26-year-old school record.

Reeves finished third in state during the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.45, while teammate Sasha Oelsner was ninth (1:05.73).

The 200-yard medley relay team of Kris Singstad, Oelsner, Lashley and Gerth placed fifth overall at state with a time of 1:44.38.

Singstad finished 11th overall in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.92, while Reeves finished 16th (52.13).

It was not all swimmers that contributed to the team title. Kang diver Keith Cole finished 11th overall.

Lake Washington’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of Teddy Crane, Kris Singstad, Reeves and Elijah Singstad finished 14th overall with a time of 3:35.31.

Singstad would also take 16th during the 200-yard individual medley (2:16.98).

Kris Singstad placed 16th overall during the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01.66.

 

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