Hazen swimmers compete as home team at Lindbergh pool

Hazen High School was the home team at its first swim meet of the 2023 season, but the event took place at the Lindbergh pool due to Hazen’s pool not being finished yet.

There were four total schools competing on Jan. 10. Kentridge, Lindbergh and Steilacoom high schools made the 50 minute drive to compete.

Hazen won three of the 12 events in the pool, but finished in the top three 12 times on the afternoon.

Lindbergh’s Heston Grant won his two individual events, finishing in first in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle. He is now a single race away from his beginning of the year goal of being an Iron Man, and the event that has eluded him is the 100-yard backstroke.

Hazen’s wins came in the 200 and 400 free relays, and junior Andrew Ngyuen had the best time in the longest race, the 500 freestyle.

Hazen freshman Trevor Sooy finished fifth in 1-meter diving with 141.15. Lindbergh’s Finn McKeage finished seventh with a 114.95.

The next swim meet for Hazen is Jan. 19 at Sammamish High School. Lindbergh will host Mt. Si on Jan. 19.