Kingston’s super small swim team of four was only half that Sept. 21, as two didn’t have enough practices in to compete against Sequim.
The Wolves won 116-24, but Kingston’s Lilia Manges and Mimi Hays won every event they competed in.
Washington Interscholastic Activities Association makes all athletes participate in 10 practices before they can compete.
Manges competed in the 200-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke, finishing with times of 2:15.33 and 1:08.78, both qualifying her for districts.
Hays finished with a 1:10.44 time in the 100 butterfly, qualifying for districts. She also won the 100 breaststroke, just missing the district time by half of a second.
Manges’ races included three Sequim competitors in both while Hays’s events included two in the first race and three in the second.
Even though Kingston’s squad may not be able to compete from a team perspective, the two swimmers have qualified for districts in seven of their eight races already. In addition, the two other swimmers will be joining the Buccaneers after the Swimvitational Sept. 24 at Olympic High School.