Our KRKO Russell & Hill Female Student Athlete of the Month for November 2022 is swimmer Claire Smith of Kamiak High School. Claire capped her junior season with a stellar performance in two individual events and helped lead the Knights to a third-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay at the Weyerhaueser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on November 12, 2022. Smith took third place in the 100 butterfly with a personal best time of 56.95 seconds. Smith’s time was actually faster than what she swam last year – 57.10 – when she won the state title. Smith also took third place in the 100 backstroke. Kamiak head swim coach is Chris Erickson.