State swimming: Fox is the first KHS student to stand on podium

Kingston's Kevin Fox, the only swimmer from the KHS boys swim team to make it to the 2A State championships this season, qualified for finals Feb. 17.
— image credit: Kipp Robertson/ Kingston Community News

FEDERAL WAY — On Saturday night in the King County Aquatic Center, Kevin Fox swam in the 100 Yard Butterfly. Fox finished eighth. He is the first student from Kingston High School to stand on a podium for swimming.

"He was focused, confident and was feeling good," coach Laura Tetrick said.

The race was close. The difference between fourth place and eighth place was less than three seconds — 2.41 to be exact. Fox finished in 58.79 seconds.

The 2A State title went to Archibishop Murphy's Alec Bernard (51.21), who's time beat the meet record for the 100 Yard Butterfly.

Fox, a sophomore, is expected to return for another season. Tetrick said while he enjoys breaststroke, he is a "butterflyer;" and will try to return again in 2013.

"It's interesting," Tetrick said. "You get a taste of State and you just keep on wanting to come back."


100 Yard Butterfly — 1, A.Barnard, Arch, 51.21; 2, A.Franco-Munoz, Lind, 54.21; 3, C.Peterson, NT, 55.21; 4, A.Jacobsen, Lind, 56.38; 5, I.Grambo, Sehome, 56.53; 6, A.Gonzalez, Steil, 56.82; 7, T.Beck, Ana, 58.14; 8, K.Fox, KHS, 58.79


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