Four Wolves swam to an 18th place finish and two podium finishes at the 2A state swim and diving meet last weekend.
Sonja Govertsen earned a fourth place finish in the 50 yard freestyle and a sixth place finish in the 100 freestyle helping Sequim climb the rankings at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way on Nov. 10-11.
Govertsen, a sophomore, topped her season’s best in the 50 freestyle (25.55) in the preliminaries going 25.20. She finished fourth with a 25.24 finish.
In the 100 freestyle, she came close to her season best going 56.11 in the preliminaries and 55.78 in the finals to finish sixth. She set a personal record in the 100 freestyle at districts (55.56).
North Kitsap’s Eleanor Beets won both the 50 free (23.65) and 100 free (50.99) at state.
Sequim’s Jasmine Itti, a junior, also swam the 100 freestyle finishing 22nd (26.70) in the preliminaries topping her season’s best at 26.96.
Govertsen, Itti, Sydnee Linnane and Sydney Swanson also swam two relays with the 200 yard medley finishing 11th place with a finals time of 1:59.54. It was their season’s best after swimming 1:59.64 in the preliminaries and 2:00.48 at districts the previous weekend.
The same relay team bested their 200 freestyle time (1:54.04) in the preliminaries by more than 5 seconds going 1:48.71. Unfortunately, the team was disqualified in the finals for a false start. The team was set for 12th place with its preliminary time.
Three of the four state swimmers tentatively return next season with Linnane, a senior, graduating this spring. She competed at the state meet four years in a row.
“The girls did amazing and really improved overall,” said Sequim coach Anita Benitez. “(With three state swimmers returning) as always, there is a lot to learn and do to prepare for next year.”