Sequim sends two relay teams and one individual swimmer to compete at the 2A state meet this weekend. Pictured are from left, Meguire Vander Velde, injured, Sydney Swanson, Sonja Govertsen, Sydnee Linnane, and Jasmine Itti. The girls qualified for districts earlier in the season in the 200 freestyle and 200 medley and earned a spot at state on Nov. 4. Submitted photo

Girls swim: Two relays set for state

A small team swam to some big results at districts last weekend.

Sequim girls finished eighth overall at the West Central Districts swim and dive meet on Nov. 3-4 in Hazen High School with two relay teams and one of its individual swimmers earning spots at state.

Sonja Govertsen won the 100 freestyle race with a time of 55.56, besting her preliminary (56.22) and season’s best time (56.64). She also tied for second in the 50 freestyle with Emily Forbes of Steilacoom with a 25.63 finals. In the preliminaries, she swam her season’s best 25.55.

Govertsen and Sydnee Linnane, Sydney Swanson and Jasmine Itti earned a state spot finishing fifth in the 200 medley relay.

Their finals time (2:00.48) and preliminaries (1:59.64) both topped their season’s best of 2:01.21.

The 200 freestyle relay of Govertsen, Linnane, Swanson and Itti took sixth to earn a state spot with a finals time of 1:54.04.

They compete Nov. 10-11 at the 2A state swimming and dive competition at the Weyerhauser King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.

In the 50 freestyle, both Itti and Linnane finished ninth and 11th place, and in the 100 free Itti finished 17th. Linnane swam to an 11th place finish (1:08.00) in the 100 backstroke, beating her preliminary time by 1:08.27 and season’s best time 1:08.17.

The 400 free relay of Annabelle Armstrong, Heidi Schmitt, Morgan Cariou, and Amanda Murphy took 12th with a time of 4:37.64.

Swanson took 15th in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.51) beating her season’s best by more than 1 second.

In the 500 free, Heidi Schmitt placed 20th trimming her season’s best by 4 seconds (6:52.60) while teammate Claire Cronin finished 22nd at 7:18.83. In the 100 butterfly, Armstrong placed 21st 1:16.32 too.

Last year at the 2A state finals, the 200 freestyle team had Sequim’s best showing placing 11th with Linnane, Itti, Anna Miehe, an exchange student, and Govertsen. As a team, they placed 22nd. This will be Linnane’s fourth trip to state.

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