WALLA WALLA — Wa-Hi outstroked Kennewick and Southridge in a Big Nine Conference swim meet at Whitman College Tuesday.
Wa-Hi swamped Kennewick 135-35 and dunked Southridge 96-74.
The Blue Devils’ first-place finishers included Annie Erickson (200-yard freestyle, 2:03.40; 100 backstroke, 1:04.18), Tabitha Jones (200 individual medley, 2:24.85), Jessica Hutton (50 freestyle, 25.93; 100 freestyle, 58.40), and Erica Burmood (100 butterfly, 59.97; 500 freestyle, 5:40 30).
Wa-Hi also won the 200 medley relay in 2:00.41 (with Erickson, Jones, Burmood and Hutton) and the 400 freestyle relay in 3:53.20 (with Erickson, Jones, Burmood and Hutton).
Wa-Hi’s Tori Jones finished second in the 200 IM.
Wa-Hi’s Cheyenne Schoen placed third in the 200 IM; Bailey Ruff placed third in the 50 free; and Abby Crowley placed third in the 100 free.
"The Southridge match-up was fairly close, and we were a little worried," Wa-Hi coach Brad Daly said. "But the girls swam well."
In addition to praising his veteran swimmers, Daly said his "up-and-coming" swimmers continue to improve and contribute to the team’s success.
"Bailey Ruff (junior), Anna Reid (sophomore), Andrea Hamada (sophomore), Cheyenne Schoen (freshman) and Addy Crowley (freshman) all swam well," Daly said. "They’re placing and scoring points for the team."
Wa-Hi returns to the Paul Harvey Pool against Hanford and Richland for a final home meet at 6:30 on Oct. 15.