Redmond High boys are set for state swim, dive meet

There will be a handful of Redmond High swimmers and divers in the pool this weekend at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

At the 4A state meet prelims on Friday, sophomore Xavier Graham will get the most action in the 200-yard individual medley, 100-yard freestyle and as a member of the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay.

Brothers Phillip and Eric Klassen will compete in the diving event and as members of the 400 free relay. Eric will also be part of the 200 medley relay.

Rounding out the Mustang lineup will be seniors Albert Jiang (200 medley relay) and Nicholas Kodati (200 medley relay, 100 fly and 400 free relay).

Last year at state, Kodati took 10th in the 100 fly, Graham competed in the 200 individual medley and both were on the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay. Jiang was part of the 200 medley relay.

As for the Klassens, it will be each diver's third time at state. Phillip, a senior, took third as a sophomore and ninth as a freshman (he also qualified for state last year, but sat out because of a back injury). Eric, a junior, finished fourth as a sophomore and 12th as a freshman.

Eric and Phillip are ranked second and third, respectively, in the state with their top scores of 407.25 and 401.40.

Other Mustang high marks this season are: 200 medley relay (1 minute, 44.94 seconds), Graham's 200 individual medley (2:03.34), Kodati's 100 fly (54.71), Graham's 100 free (50.95) and the 400 free relay (3:27.27).

State prelims will start at 6:15 p.m. on Friday and the finals will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.


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