Feature link on Jefferson divers/sisters Shelby and Monica Church.
Top state-hopeful team: Mount Rainier, the reigning Class 4A West Central District champion, has not lost an SPSL North dual meet since 2010. The Rams have both star power (junior Megan Kawaguchi, Courtney Larson, Jackie Beal) and depth (46 swimmers out) to make another run.
Projected dual-meet league champions: SPSL North – Mount Rainier; SPSL South – Curtis; Narrows 4A – Stadium; SPSL 3A – Peninsula; Narrows 3A – North Thurston; SPSL 2A – Sumner; 2A Evergreen Conference – Tumwater.
Best swimmer: Ultra-competitive? That is exactly what Stadium High senior Felicity Cann is. “She races at meets. She races at practice. She races everything,” Tigers coach Dave Baughman said. The defending Class 4A 100-yard freestyle champion is really focusing on the 200 this season.
Others to watch: Felicity Cann, Sr., Stadium (100 free, 200 free); Emma Chard, Jr., Foss (100 breaststoke, 200 IM); Monica Church, Sr., Jefferson (diving); Shelby Church, Sr., Jefferson (diving); Arriya Hagen, Sr., North Thurston (100 back, 100 fly); Hannah Holly, Jr., Curtis (50 free, 100 free); Ashley Huynh, Sr., Sumner (100 breaststroke, 200 IM); Megan Kawaguchi, Jr., Mount Rainier (100 free, 100 backstroke, 200 IM); Carolyn McCann, Jr., Gig Harbor (100 breaststroke, 200 IM); Madison Munger, Jr., Sumner (100 free, 100 butterfly); Sarah Norman, So., Olympia (100 butterfly); Marissa O’Quinn, Sr., Peninsula (diving); Alana Pries, So., Emerald Ridge (50 free, 100 free); Kenna Ramey, Jr., Federal Way (50 free, 100 free); Emily Tanasse, Sr., Kentlake (100 backstroke, 100 butterfly).