Hazen finds the podium, Liberty swimmers medal

March 5, 2015

The Hazen High School boys swim and dive team didn’t win a single event at the 2015 3A state swimming championship Feb. 20-21.

By Greg Farrar Derek Wei, Hazen High School junior, seem to be airborne as he strokes through the water his 100-yard butterfly race, winning in 53.17 seconds Jan. 20 against Liberty.

By Greg Farrar
Derek Wei, Hazen High School junior, seem to be airborne as he strokes through the water his 100-yard butterfly race, winning in 53.17 seconds Jan. 20 against Liberty.

Yet, the Highlanders’ top-to-bottom depth ensured the team had a spot on the podium when the meet came to a close Feb. 21 at Federal Way’s King County Aquatic Center. Read more

Liberty track brings home medals

June 5, 2014

By Greg Farrar Cherelle Demps (left), Liberty High School junior, anchors the 4x100 relay race after taking the baton from twin sister Danielle in the state 3A championships May 31.

By Greg Farrar
Cherelle Demps (left), Liberty High School junior, anchors the 4×100 relay race after taking the baton from twin sister Danielle in the state 3A championships May 31.

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Hazen swimmers narrowly miss podium

March 5, 2014

Highlanders earn fifth, Liberty gets three medals at 3A state swim meet

A certain sense of uncertainty surrounded the Hazen High School boys swim team at the beginning of the season.

Without a coach until nearly the last minute, when current coach Jon Graybill agreed to step in, Hazen senior Malcolm Mitchell said he wasn’t sure what to expect of this year’s Highlanders.

By Greg Farrar Connor Biehl, Liberty High School senior, swims to fifth place with a time of 1 minute, 56.72 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley 3A state championship final.

By Greg Farrar
Connor Biehl, Liberty High School senior, swims to fifth place with a time of 1 minute, 56.72 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley 3A state championship final.

“It got off to a bumpy start, just because he was hired just a few days before the season,” Mitchell said. “He handled it well, though, and the season was successful.”

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