CONGRATULATIONS! WSHS swimmer to state

Another local swimmer to cheer for in state competition starting later this week! Thanks to West Seattle High School head swim coach Blake Hurd for the report:

This last weekend a West Seattle Junior, Seryozha Dahl, completed in the Boys Swimming 3A District 2 Championship Meet on Mercer Island at Mary Wayte Pool. Entering the meet, Seryozha was ranked 3rd in the 200 Individual Freestyle for session #2 with a time of 1:48.26, ranked 6th overall amongst the entire meet. Seryozha finished the 2-day meet with a time of 1:48.96 for a 9th place overall.

Seryozha’s best performance, however, was in the 500 Individual Freestyle. Again entering the swim meet highly ranked, 1st not only in session #2 but in the entire meet with his best time of 4:52.51, finished prelims on Friday with a new personal best of 4:49.00. Even with his best time, Seryozha finished prelims in 3rd place going into finals, with only .16th of a second behind prelims first place time of 4:48.84. Seryozha dug deep again and in the third race in a row in 2 weeks achieved another personal best time of 4:48.04 in the 500 Freestyle, taking 1st at Boys Swimming 3A District Campionship.

Seryozha Dahl advances into Boys Swimming 3A State Championship Meet next Friday and Saturday in Federal Way at King County Aquatic Center. He’s ranked 9th overall in the 200 Individual Freestyle and 1st overall in the 500 Individual Freestyle. Good Luck Seryozha!

Honorable mentions for West Seattle Swim Team: Senior Jimmy Nguyen competed in both the 50 Individual Freestyle and 100 Individual Backstroke. Freshman Jackson Espeut competed in the 100 Individual Freestyle. After a year of absence, West Seattle had 2 Relay teams competing in the District Championship Meet. The Relays consisted of Freshmen Jackson Espeut and Cameron John, Sophomore Kit Lui and Senior Jimmy Nguyen for the 200 Medley Relay, and Junior Seryozha Dahl joind Cameron, Jackson, and Kit for the 200 Freestyle Relay. Go, Wildcats!

As noted in this morning’s reader report on other local swimmers headed to state, the competition starts Friday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Any other local athletes headed to state competition? – thanks!

7 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! WSHS swimmer to state"

  • Westside45 February 15, 2016 (6:33 pm)

    That’s terrific. Best of luck at State.

  • Ms. Tortorice February 15, 2016 (6:46 pm)

    Congratulations, Seryozha!  I’m so proud of you and your team mates!   :)

  • Donna in Austin February 16, 2016 (12:54 am)

    way to go Wildcats! Congrats to the whole team and my nephew, Jackson. Aunt Donna

  • Lyn and Joe Rowden February 16, 2016 (2:41 am)

    Best of Luck Jackson! Congratulations on all your hard work. Go Wildcats!

  • Uncle Bob February 16, 2016 (8:07 am)

    Congrats, Seryozha ! Awesome times,  Dig deep at State!

  • Michelle February 16, 2016 (8:55 am)

    Way to go, Seryozha!!!  We’ll be rooting for you for state.  Let’s see another PR! :)

  • Uncle Timosha February 16, 2016 (10:23 am)

    Ura!!! Molodets, Seryozhenka! We are all very proud of you!

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