Inglemoor finishes in top ten at state meet | Prep boys swimming

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The Inlgemoor boys swim team capped off its 2012-2013 campaign by finishing in the top ten at the Washington State Boys Swimming and Diving Championships held Friday and Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

The Vikings finished in sixth place with 131 team points.

The relay team of Seth Birrell, Josaiah Clark, Mateusz Merchel and Matt Yusen finished fifth during the finals of the 200-yard Medley with a time of 1:39.26.

Clark finished fifth overall during the finals of the 100-yard breast stroke (1:00.06) and Colella was right behind his Viking teammate in sixth (1:00.28), finishing the season on the podium accepting a medal.

All top-eight finishers stood on a podium following the final heat of the event to receive medals.

Merchel finished sixth during the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.07. Birrell finished just behind his teammate during the race (54.97), good enough for eight overall.

The Vikings’ Casey Colella took seventh in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:58.67, while teammate Mateus Merchel finished 10th overall, and second in the B final with a time of 1:58.10. Matt Williamson of Bothell finished 14th overall during the event with a time of 1:59.69. Inglemoor freshman Fisher Munro was 20th.

Williamson won the consolation final in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:48.66 to place ninth overall, while Munro also was 21st.

Yusen finished11th overall during the 100-yard freestyle (49.76). He also finished 12th overall in the 50-yard freestyle (22.76).

The team of Majid Al-Hadrami, Munro, Colella and Clark took 11th place during the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:32.71), while Yusen, Colella, Merchel and Birrell finished the meet by placing 12th in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:19.20).


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