Coach Annie Price ‘overjoyed’ by team’s dedication and results

  • Written by ek Johnson, Sports Writer

WHS Swim01Photo by Erin Belzer. Woodinville swimmers await their chance to perform in the 400 Freestyle Relay at the 2013 State Tourney. From left to right: Katie Davidson, Abby Webb, Dominique Yoder and Taylor Bingea. Annie Price brimmed with enthusiasm while discussing the recently completed season for her girls’ swim team. With her Woodinville coaching tenure stretching back to 2007, this was the best squad she’s fielded.  

"We were 7-1 in the dual meet season, which is a first in many years," Price said. "We took 14 girls to State. It was an all around phenomenal season."

Thirty-seven girls filled out the roster overall, and among the notables, Dominique Yoder led the charge. The senior repeatedly broke the school record in the 100 Meter Breaststroke, with her State tourney performance in November recording a time of 1:06.46. She also finished 6th at State.

"Dominique has some serious talent and broke the Woodinville breast stroke record that went back to 1990," Price said. "She shattered it. She’s a huge talent. She really helped carry the team."

Price also singled out some other swimmers on the squad. "Katie Davidson was another one who was a very strong competitor," she said. "Sarah Davidson is a sophomore and she did a phenomenal job in her 500 event. She got 8th so she was on podium. Taylor Bingea did a great job. And Abby Webb is not a swimmer by trade, she’s a gymnast. But she helped to carry the team’s relay into State by being the fastest freestyler."

When asked about who improved the most, Price again cited Sarah Davidson.

"Sarah constantly strives for great swims and best times," Price said. "During post season she dropped 12 seconds in her 500 yard freestyle, making the state time at District Prelims - finishing 4th at District Finals and 8th at State Finals."

When it was said and done, Woodinville finished 19th at State overall.

"I’m overjoyed by the amount of hard work and dedication that they showed this year," Price said.

2013 Woodinville Girls Swim Team Roster:

Emily Allen, Taylor Bingea, Jessica Bruce, Abigail Carson, Daphne Chalmers, Baylie Collins, Kathryn Davidson, Sarah Davidson, Megan Davis, Rachael Davis, Hailey Dice, Maggie Dice, Rylee Downs, Brittney Glessner, Ashley Glinn, Emily Hamlin, Parker Hicks, Caitlyn Hillis, Sarah Houck, Taylor Ingrum, Samantha Jensen, Erika Kelso, Danielle Knapik, Tanya Kumar, Mallori Lindberg, Nicole Malec, Jordan Matthews, Sammy Reynolds, Laine Roark, Rachael Roberts, Marisa Savage, Erika Sundstrom, Sarah Voels, Abby Webb and Dominique Yoder.

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