Mount Si’s girls’ swimming team closes out its home schedule tomorrow, but last Thursday, the team held its senior night activities at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge pool in Snoqualmie. The program recognized the efforts of its class of 2015, a four-member group including Jessica Brady, Emma Gieseke, Maddie Hager and Hallie Lynn, for their service to the program in its first two seasons of operation.
The Wildcats hosted Issaquah, and while the Eagles dominated, there were once again some notable results. Julia Crumb led the way with a pair of second-place finishes. In the 100 yard butterfly, she clocked a minute, 13.99 seconds and earned a qualifying berth to the Kingco meet later this season, and in the 100 yard breaststroke, she finished with a time of 1:18.80 and earned a slot at the SeaKing District meet in that event, the first of the season for Mount Si. Murial Ross punched a ticket to the Kingco meet in the 100 yard freestyle, finishing fourth with a time of 1:08.51.
In other results of note, Brady finished third in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:46.29, and Gieseke took fifth, just behind Ross, in the 100 yard freestyle, clocking 1:15.64.
Gieseke this week is not only making news in the pool, she’s making news out of it as well. The Snoqualmie Valley School District reports on its website that she was among just 36 students out of an applicant pool of nearly 200 to earn the opportunity this summer to be an intern at the BioQuest Academy, a part of the Seattle-based Biomedical Research Institute. This opportunity allowed Gieseke the chance to do hands-on biomedical research, and she learned an awful lot while there, according to the district.
Gieseke, reports the district, is planning on majoring in biology and German in college, then plans on seeking employment in humanitarian causes before starting up as a research scientist.
Good stuff, and we wish her a lot of luck as she embarks on what will hopefully be a path to success that makes a difference for many all over the world.
Here’s the latest news from volleyball.
Cedarcrest falls to Granite Falls: The Red Wolves fell in a thriller last night at Granite Falls. The match went the full five, and you can get more info by reading the writeup from the Everett Herald.
Mount Si-Woodinville matchup pushed back: The Wildcats’ scheduled matchup with Woodinville, which was set to happen this past Monday, was shifted back to tomorrow. The match is still scheduled for Woodinville High School, with a start time of 5:30 for “C” and junior varsity contests, and 7:00 for the varsity.