FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Wa-Hi swimmer Emma Timm-Ballard is only a freshman, but she made quite an impression at the State swimming meet at the King County Aquatic Center Saturday.
She placed sixth with a school-record time of 59.60 in the 100-yard backstroke, and she finished 15th in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:02.21.
"She swam very well," said Wa-Hi head coach Brad Daly. "She had a bit of a chest cold this week, which hurt her breathing so that makes what she accomplished even more impressive."
Timm-Balard was the only freshman to place in the top eight of her strongest event, and the only Wa-Hi representative.
"For her to do this as a freshman is very exciting," Daly said. "We're all very proud of her performance."