Kingston relay team places 13th at State

Kingston's Miranda Hoffer cheers on Nicole Avila in the 200 Medley Relay consolation finals Nov. 12 at the King County Aquatics Center during the 2A Girls Swim & Dive Championships.
— image credit: Kipp Robertson/ Herald

FEDERAL WAY — The Kingston High School swim team sent its first athletes to State this season. On Saturday, the 200 Yard Medley Relay team continued to make school history.

The team, which had unexpectedly been drawn into the State championships on a wildcard, finished fifth in the consolation finals. Originally placing sixth, the Kingston team moved up one ranking after Pullman was disqualified.

The team (Katherine Andersen, Nicole Avila, Annika Barrett and Miranda Hoffer) finished with a time of 2 minutes 6.85 seconds. The team qualified for the consolation finals with a time of 2:05.95.

Results (top 8 in consolation finals)

9, North Thurston, 2:01.56. 10, Port Townsend, 2:03.03. 11, Hockinson, 2:04.95. 12, Centralia, 2:05.11. 13, Kingston, 2:06.85. 14, Clarkston, 2:06.91. 15, Bellingham, 2:10.20. DQ, Pullman.

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