Kurt Howard
Jeff Kasahara of Arbor Heights looks like he has a water beard as he swims in the boys 13-14, 50 yard breaststroke.

SLIDESHOW: Arbor Heights hosts All-Cities swim meet; Local team sees some stand out performances

It was Arbor Heights' show as the West Seattle-based club hosted the annual All-Cities meet of the Seattle Summer Swim League, and the team also had some standout finishes in the water.

Lucas Richardson posted a win in this past Tuesday's action, taking the boys age 8 & under 25-yard butterfly in a time of 16.12 seconds.

The win came in event 56 of the 72-event meet, while Arbor Heights started off by taking second in event six. Jack Velling, Will McGlothlin, Richardson and Ian Vanderhoef came in with a time of 1:18.56.

Arbor Heights then finished fourth in the girls 11-12 200-yard medley relay (event nine), with Hannah Tittel, Gracey Sarver, Sophia Minor and Naomi Williams finishing in 2:09.91. Ty Lindblom, Brandan Stoll, Benjamin Kinerk and Anthony Giomi then took fifth in the next event -- the boys 11-12 200 medley relay -- in 2:15.88.

Two events later, David Danilchik, Jeff Kasahara, Dylan Jergens and Griffin Voth took third in the boys 13-14 200 medley relay in 1:52.97.

Other high finishes followed, with Arbor Heights' McGlothlin, Vanderhoef, Velling and Richardson coming in third in the boys 8 and under 100 freestyle relay in 1:09.67.

Williams placed fifth in the girls 11-12 100 individual medley in 1:09.62 and fourth in the girls 11-12 50 free.

Richardson then captured second in the boys 8 and under 25 free in 14.94 and Ann Webber-Bruya took third in the girls 15 and over 100 free in 56.41.

Velling placed sixth in the boys 8 and under 25 backstroke with a time of 22.59 and Gabby Carufel was fourth in the girls 13-14 50 back in 30.63.

Jeff Kasahara then placed fourth in the boys 13-14 50 back with a 29.34 effort and came in third in the boys 13-14 50 breast in 30.95.

Arbor Heights scored a second place finish in the girls 11-12 200 free relay, where Vivian Voth, Minor, Tittel and Williams posted a time of 1:51.63.

Kasahara, Griffin Voth, Jergens and Danilchik came in third in the boys 13-14 200 free relay with a 1:40.61 clocking. That was Arbor Heights' last top six finish, coming in event 70.

The Seattle Summer Swim League has been in operation since 1960, and offers six age groups -- starters, 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under and seniors -- based on a swimmers' age as of June 15. The league ranges from North Seattle to Federal Way and is divided into a North Division and a South Division, with the league season followed by division finals and then the All-Cities meet.

This story will be updated with more photos.

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