Boys swimming/diving: SHS Wolves show improvements in dual meet defeats

The heavyweights from Kitsap County continue to dominate in the water.

The heavyweights from Kitsap County continue to dominate in the water.

A pair of undefeated squads in Kingston (4-0) and host North Kitsap (3-0) dominated Sequim’s swimmers in a double-dual Olympic League meet on Jan. 7.

Despite the losses (133-30 to Kingston, 136-29 to NK), Sequim’s swim crew showed plenty of improvement, head coach Linda Moats said.

SHS’s 400 free relay of Christian Goodrich, David Calderon, Wendall Lorenzen and Alex Berikoff shed 55 seconds off their best time established before the winter break, finishing in 4:52.43.

Sequim’s 200 free relay team — Berikoff, Calderon, Brandon Grow and

Liam Payne — posted a strong mark of 2:02.40.

“I expect, with a little more juggling, that the relay will be able to swim a district (qualifying) time or close to it during one of the next meets,” Moats said.

In the 100 backstroke race, Goodrich finished in 1:18.40 — a six-second improvement — and Calderon’s 1:25.61 was a 12-second personal best.

“Both boys have been working on improving their technique,” Moats said. “I guess it paid off.”

Other Wolves setting personal bests include Payne in the 50 freestyle (30.99, a four-second PR), Goodrich in the 100 butterfly (1:22.03, a four-second PR) and Grow in the 100 freestyle (1:11.27, a three-second PR).

“Overall, our swimmers had a great meet and we are looking forward to our next meet,” Moats said.

Looking ahead

Sequim is at Klahowya on Jan. 14 and competes against Olympic and host Port Angeles on Jan. 21. The Wolves complete their regular season on Jan. 28 with a home date against the Bremerton Knights.

The Olympic League meet is set for Feb. 2 at Port Angeles’ William Shore Pool.