Riders swim past Wolves

Sequim Gazette

Port Angeles remains the superior team in this match-up — for now.

Sequim swimmers and divers kept pace in most events as Port Angeles’ Roughriders won the teams’ Olympic League meet showdown Jan. 6, by a final of 115-69.

Sequim swimmers took first place in two events — it would have been three, except for a disqualification — and second place in seven others, and Sequim divers went 2-3-4 to pressure the Riders.

Noe Calderon won the 100 free with a 57.09 mark.

Sequim’s 200 free relay squad (Calderon, Doug Dunbar, Tommy Moores and Drew Rickerson) took top honors as well, their best mark of the season just 1.2 seconds off the time the quartet set at the state finals last season.

Kris Petersen improved his 200 individual medley time by four seconds.

Rickerson qualified for district in the 100 free, shedding more than two seconds off his personal best.
Connor Christianson took second in diving with 149.7 points and qualified for districts at a meet on Jan. 5.
Other swimmers improving their top times include: Dunbar (200 free by six seconds), Kiano Stoppani (200 free by 10 seconds), Keil Wood (100 breast by 16 seconds and 50 free by 0.5 seconds), David Vollenweider (100 fly by more than four seconds and 100 breast by three seconds), Matt Cays (100 back by one second) and Andrew Gunstone (100 free by one second).

“We still have some work to do on technique, but I am very pleased with the team’s progress at this point in the season,” Sequim coach Linda Moats said.

The Wolves were scheduled to swim and dive at Klahowya on Jan. 11 — results of the meet were not available at press time.

Sequim hosts Olympic on Jan. 13.

The Wolves are at Bremerton on Jan. 20 before hosting their final league meet of the season, a Jan. 27 showdown with Kingston.



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