Boys swim/dive: Sequim’s Prosser on par with state marks

SARC hosted possibly one of its smallest high school swim meets ever on Thursday, Dec. 4.

Christian Goodrich swims hard to a 29.98 finish in the 50 freestyle.

Christian Goodrich swims hard to a 29.98 finish in the 50 freestyle.

SARC hosted possibly one of its smallest high school swim meets ever on Thursday, Dec. 4.

Sequim saw six of its swimmers dive and swim against the Kingston Buccaneers’ eight swimmers in a 90-53 loss.

Wolves head coach Linda Moats said the turnout was low in the season’s first meet because all boys must have practiced at least 10 times before competing.

She said at least 17 are signed up but haven’t met the qualifications just yet but more should be eligible for the Wolves’ next meet on Thursday, Dec. 11, in Port Angeles. Despite the results, Moats said she saw some promise in her team.

Senior Eric Prosser took Sequim’s two victories, winning the 200 IM and 100 backstroke with times of 2:19.15 and 1:03.12. He went to state in those events last year and nearly replicated his 2013-2014 season bests.

Christian Goodrich and Wendall Lorenzen also kept on par with times from last year, Moats said, with Goodrich swimming the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free, and Lorenzen the 200 medley, 500 free, 100 breast and 400 free.

Brandon Grow returned from a year off following knee surgery to swim the 200 medley, 50 free, 100 fly and 200 free.

“It will take some time to get his form back, but his times are very respectable for this time of the season,” Moats said.

She said the rest of the Wolves’ current team Jake Armstrong and Adrian Gonzalez showed promise too.

“(Armstrong) swam much better in the 100 back,” she said. “We’re not sure yet what his best events will be but he’s on the path to a great season.”

Gonzalez splits time between diving and swimming and is fast but still is working on his stamina, she said. His 100 free time of 1:19.7 “was a great first effort,” she noted.

He also dove four times for a “fantastic start for the short practice time he has been able to devote to diving,” Moats said.

Assistant coach and diving coach Mark Pincikowski said only one diver returns to the team this year from last year. In the coming weeks, Pincikowski plans to help recruit more boys to turn out so that they have at least 18 athletes, otherwise his position will be unpaid and the team will be without a diving coach and possibly dive team.

Moats said with SARC starting a club team for younger swimmers it should help generate more interest for high school swimming in the future.

“It just takes some time,” she said.

Following Sequim’s meet in Port Angeles, they begin a three-meet homestead starting Dec. 18 going until mid-January.

 

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