Chloe Partsch receives her medal for winning the 200-yard individual medley. She is the first state champion in Olympic girls swimming history. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Chloe Partsch receives her medal for winning the 200-yard individual medley. She is the first state champion in Olympic girls swimming history. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

State swimming roundup: Partsch becomes first Olympic girls state champion

Trojans finish seventh; CK places ninth in 3A

FEDERAL WAY — Olympic’s Chloe Partsch became a state champion on Saturday at the 2A state swimming meet, but not in the event she imagined.

Partsch captured the first state title in program history with a 2:11.39 mark in the 200-yard individual medley at King County Aquatics Center. She was hoping to walk away with a championship in her favorite event, the 100-yard butterfly, but despite posting a lifetime best 57.28, she finished second by .15 to Annika Eisele of Aberdeen.

“It was a little twist-up, but I’m still happy with it,” Partsch said.

Olympic finished seventh overall at the state meet. The 200-yard medley relay team of Hannah Zimmer, Arly Lagat, Partsch and Danielle Snyder took fourth, and the same foursome took third in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Snyder also finished sixth in the 200-yard freestyle.

Kingston’s Claudia Velie was the swimmer that Partsch managed to edge out in the 200-yard individual medley. Velie, who also finished sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke, finished her career Saturday holding nearly every Kingston girls swimming record.

“It’s pretty emotional, but I’m so happy with how I swam this year,” Velie said.

At the 3A state meet, Central Kitsap took ninth place with freshman Amanda Ashmore reaching the podium twice — she finished sixth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.84 and seventh in the 100 backstroke in 1:00.62.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Taylor Sims, Chelsea Miller, Ashmore and Haley Morkert finished eighth with their mark of 3:40.08. Sims took eighth in the 200-yard freestyle and Morkert finished ninth in the 50-yard freestyle.

At the 4A state meet, South Kitsap’s Arianna Ongaro finished 14th in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:59.28

2A state meet

Team scores — 1. North Kitsap, 277.5; 2. Liberty, 230; 3. Sammamish, 226; 4. Sehome, 178; 5. Aberdeen, 175; 6. Lindbergh, 152; 7. Olympic, 118; 8. Pullman, 104; 8. Port Angeles, 104; 10. Steilacoom, 103.5; 11. Sequim, 79; 12. Cheney, 73; 13. Black Hills, 69; 14. Highline, 68; 15. La Center, 67; 16. Bellinghman, 64; 17. Ellensburg, 54; 18. Bremerton, 42; 19. Kingston, 30; 19. Anacortes, 30; 21. Fife, 20; 22. Lynden, 18; 23. Selah 11.5; 24. Columbia River, 6; 24. Clarkston, 6; 26. South Whidbey, 4; 26. Washougal, 4; 28. Tumwater, 3; 29. Cle Elum-Roslyn, 2; 29. Renton, 2; 31. Klahowya, 1.5.

Local finals results

200 medley relay — 2. North Kitsap (Hendryx, Schroeder, Iral, Beers), 1:50.10; 4. Olympic (Zimmer, Lagat, Partsch, Snyder), 1:54.44; 11. Bremerton (Bitah, Bodlorick, Tang, Parker), 2:00.24.

200 freestyle — 1. Brianna Hoffman, North Kitsap, 1:56.64; 6. Danielle Snyder, Olympic, 2:03.31; 8. Kristina DuPont, North Kitsap, 2:04.93; 12. Zoe Cera, North Kitsap, 2:09.41; 16. Genevieve Nolet, North Kitsap, 2:12.26.

200 IM — 1. Chloe Partsch, Olympic, 2:11.39; 2. Claudia Velie, Kingston, 2:11.95; 12. Dani Bodlorick, Bremerton, 2:17.50.

50 freestyle — 1. Eleanor Beers, North Kitsap, 23.17 (meet record, automatic All-American); 11. Izy Iral, North Kitsap, 25.79; 12. Layna Hart, North Kitsap, 26.12; 14. Ava Harris, North Kitsap, 26.30; 15. Hannah Zimmer, Olympic, 26.55.

100 butterfly — 2. Chloe Partsch, Olympic, 57.28; 6. Izy Iral, North Kitsap, 1:01.69; 8. Valencia Tang, Bremerton, 1:02.84; 11. Ava Harris, North Kitsap, 1:02.24; 15. Elizabeth Helmer, Klahowya, 1:03.53.

100 freestyle — 1. Eleanor Beers, North Kitsap, 50.75 (meet record, All-American consideration); 8. Isabel Hendryx, North Kitsap, 55.73; 12. Layna Hart, North Kitsap, 57.21;

500 freestyle — 2. Brianna Hoffman, North Kitsap, 5:19.12; 8. Kristina DuPont, North Kitsap, 5:33.51; 13. Danielle Snyder, Olympic, 5:43.50.

200 freestyle relay — 1. North Kitsap (Iral, Hart, Hoffman, Beers), 1:40.50; 11. Bremerton (Tang, Parker, Bitah, Bodlorick), 1:49.42.

100 backstroke — 1. Isabel Hendryx, North Kitsap, 58.30.

100 breaststroke — 6. Claudia Velie, Kingston, 1:09.76; 15. Dani Bodlorick, Bremerton, 1:12.91.

400 freestyle relay — 3. Olympic (Snyder, Zimmer, Lagat, Partsch), 3:46.06; 4. North Kitsap (Hendryx, Hart, DuPont, Hoffman), 3:46.50.

— Mark Krulish is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at mkrulish@soundpublishing.com. Follow him on Twitter @MKrulishKDN.

Kingston’s Claudia Velie finished second in the 200-yard IM and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke at the 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston’s Claudia Velie finished second in the 200-yard IM and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke at the 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap’s Amanda Ashmore placed sixth in the 100-yard butterfly and seventh in the 100-yard backstroke at the 3A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Central Kitsap’s Amanda Ashmore placed sixth in the 100-yard butterfly and seventh in the 100-yard backstroke at the 3A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Dani Bodlorick swam four events for Bremerton at the 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Dani Bodlorick swam four events for Bremerton at the 2A state meet. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya’s Elizabeth Helmer took 15th in the 100-yard butterfly. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya’s Elizabeth Helmer took 15th in the 100-yard butterfly. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

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