The Gig Harbor High girls swim team didn’t taper or wear tech suits before its big Class 3A South Sound Conference championship meet last week.
But it didn’t seem to matter, as the team rolled to the Class 3A South Sound Conference title at the Evergreen College pool in Olympia, taking first place with 400 points. In second place was Capital with 235 points. Peninsula came in third, with 228 points.
“Throughout the meet, the (girls) performed some best or near-best times,” Gig Harbor swim coach Mike Kelly wrote in an email.
Kelly explained that the team tinkered with different lineups and relay combinations in different events, and will be subject to change for the district and state meets.
“This was a fun meet,” Kelly wrote. “Despite some hiccups in the running of the meet, it turned out to be exciting for the athletes, coaches and fans.”
First-place finishes at the league meet included the Tides’ 200-meter medley relay team (1:55.98), Anna Furrer in the 200-meter freestyle (2:03.88), Ursula Andren in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke (25.81 and 1:07.65, respectively), Madelyn Johnson in diving (315.70) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:51.11).
Before the meet, Gig Harbor finished the dual-meet portion of its season with a 127-59 win over Peninsula, pushing the Tides’ league record to a perfect 6-0. Gig Harbor will be a favorite to place in the top five at the Class 3A state swim meet at the King County Aquatic Center.
GIG HARBOR GIRLS SOCCER REMAINS PERFECT
Gig Harbor wrapped up the league title with a 2-0 win over Central Kitsap at Roy Anderson Field and a 4-0 win at Timberline on Thursday, pushing its record to a perfect 14-0 overall and 12-0 in the Class 3A South Sound Conference. Gig Harbor has only allowed one goal in its last eight games, notching clean sheets in seven of the last eight.
Gig Harbor will play the winner of the game between the PCL No. 2 seed and the South Sound Conference No. 2 seed for a berth in the 3A state tournament.
GIG HARBOR VOLLEYBALL TAKES LEAGUE TITLE
The Gig Harbor volleyball team claimed the Class 3A South Sound Conference title with a 3-0 win over Capital on Oct. 18 and a 3-1 win over Timberline on Oct. 20, pushing its overall record to 13-1 and its SSC 3A record to 13-0. Gig Harbor will play the PCL No. 6 seed in the opening round of the West Central III/Southwest bi-district tournament at Yelm High School at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4.