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Renton's Tala Hild wins district title, Lindbergh's Kaitlin Zinsli shines | 2A swim & dive
Renton's Tala Hild won a district title in the 100 butterfly Saturday, on her way to qualifying for state in four events.
The Indians tied with Steilacoom for sixth as a team, scoring 92 points. Lindbergh finished just behind in eighth with 85 points. Port Angeles won the meet with 177 points.
Hild finished the 100 fly in one minute, 2.24 seconds. She is seeded sixth going into the state meet. Hild also took third in the 50 free at districts, and will swim on both the 200- and 400-free relays for Renton at state.
Coming in just ahead of Hild in the 50 free, was Lindbergh's Kaitlin Zinsli. Zinsli took second in the event, trailing Steilacoom's Kim Vincent by a scant one hundredth of a second. Zinsli also took third in the 100 free and will swim for Lindbergh in the 200-medley relay at state.
Renton's 200-free relay placed fourth, qualified for state, and featured Hild, Angela Vu, Eloisa Bautista and Jordan Mattheisen. The Indians' 400-free relay placed third, qualified for state, and featured Vu, Mattheisen, Bautista and Hild.
Renton's Mattheisen qualified for state individually in the 500 free. Matthseisen took seventh. Bautista qualified for state individually in the 100 breast by taking seventh.
Lindbergh's 200-medley relay placed seventh, qualified for state, and featured Zinsli, Erica Garl, Chelsey Guhlke and Abby Chufar. The Eagle's 400-free relay placed seventh, qualified for state, and featured Garl, Chufar, Guhlke and Simone Childs.
Lindbergh's Alexa Dias qualified for state in the one-meter dive competition by placing fourth.