Girls swimming: Sequim splashes Klahowya in last ‘17 home meet

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:30am
  • Sports

For the third year in a row, Sequim girls swimming took down the Klahowya Eagles head-to-head.

Sequim (4-1) won 100-65 on Oct. 5 at the YMCA of Sequim and finished its long homestand.

The win puts the Wolves in a three-way tie for second place in the Olympic League with Olympic and Port Angeles behind North Kitsap (5-0).

Several girls continued to pare down their best times against the Eagles with some of them inching closer to state- and district-qualifying times. Sequim took first in seven events including the 200 medley team of Sydnee Linnane, Sydney Swanson, Sonja Govertsen, and Jasmine Itti (2:02.55).

Linnane took first place in the 100 backstroke (1:10.82) and cut about one second from her district-qualifying time.

Govertsen qualified for districts in the 200 free (2:10.36) and cut her 100 free time slightly (56.64).

Itti took first in the 50 free (26.89) and Swanson first in the 100 breaststroke (1:20.49).

The 400 free relay team of Ana Benitez, Heidi Schmitt, Amanda Murphy and Annabelle Armstrong also won their event with a time of 4:37.88.

Several other swimmers cut their best times this meet too including: Aubree Young who cut 8 seconds in the 500 free (8:21.40); Sydney Van Proyen cut 7 seconds in the 100 free (1:27.81) and 2 seconds in the 50 free (38.64); Kaitlyn Davis cut 3 second in the 200 free (3:00.04) and 1 second in the 50 free (37.33); Heidi Schmitt cut 1 second in the 100 free (1:07.69); Quinnlynn Young cut 3 seconds in the 100 free (1:59.84) and 1 second in the 50 free (50.94); Madeline Patterson cut 0.5-of-a-second in the 50 free (34.60); Claire Cronin cut 0.5-of-a-second in the 50 free (34.25); and Olivia Barrett cut 2/10-of-a-second in the 50 free (39.76) and cut 4 seconds in the 100 free (1:32.51).

Looking ahead

Sequim travels to take on two of the top teams in the Olympic League as the Wolves close out the regular season in Port Angeles on Oct. 12 and at North Kitsap on Oct. 19.

The Divisional Invitational, the “last chance” meet for individuals to qualify for postseason meets, is set for Oct. 24 in Port Angeles.

Ana Benitez swims the breaststroke portion of the 200 individual medley as her Sequim WOlves take on Klahowya last week in an Olympic League meet, Sequim’s final home meet of the season. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Eislynn Flood swims the backstroke leg of the 200 individual relay as the Sequim Wolves take on Klahowya Oct. 5 at the YMCA of Sequim. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Eislynn Flood swims the backstroke leg of the 200 individual relay as the Sequim Wolves take on Klahowya Oct. 5 at the YMCA of Sequim. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

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