Girls swimming: Union girls swim to 4A district title

Young, Chang lead Titans



Seven event wins helped the Union girls swim team to the 4A district title Friday at Propstra Aquatic Center.

The Titans held off their closest competitor, Skyview, 376 to 332.

Union’s Andrea Young and Alice Chang each won two individual events and were on winning 200 freestyle and 400 free relay teams.

Young won the 200 free, and had a close finish in the 100 breaststoke, winning by 0.24 seconds over Battle Ground’s Jamie Rogers, who also will be going to state for meeting the qualifying time in the event.

Chang claimed the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke titles.

Felicia Williamson, Chang, Megan Pollard and Young cruised to victory in the relays.

“Our girls, up and down, had some really big time drops,” Union coach David Shoup said. “Our relay teams have been to state before, so this was more of a tune-up for them. We have a good shot to get into the top-eight finals with both relays.”

Also advancing to state with their events wins were Rogers (200 IM), Skyview’s Kaitlyn McNeil (50 free by a close 0.55 seconds), Skyview’s Courtney Braddock (500 free), and Williamson (100 free). Skyview also won the 200 medley relay.

Swimmers who met state qualifying times during the season will join the automatic qualifiers at state, Nov. 10-12 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.