Girls swim/dive: Vikings splash Wolves

SHS coach optimistic as 16 athletes earn personal bests

Sydnee Linnane powers to a first-place finish in the 100 yard backstroke. She is close to qualifying for state

Sydnee Linnane powers to a first-place finish in the 100 yard backstroke. She is close to qualifying for state

With the know-how and more yardage in the pool, the Lady Wolves swim team expects to send a full bus to districts this year.

Despite a recent 113-67 loss at home to the North Kitsap Vikings on Sept. 18, head coach Anita Benitez said the Sequim girls continue to improve with 16 girls setting personal records against the Vikings.

“They keep getting better and better,” she said.

Top finishers include Sydnee Linnane, who won the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 1:10.85 while Jessica Craig took third at 1:16.64, which qualifies them both for districts.

Benitez said Linnane is four seconds from qualifying for state and after working more on her turns, she’s confident the freshman will get there.

Dani Barrow took the 200 yard IM 2:34.19 with Craig placing second at 2:50.91. Benitez said Craig is only two seconds off of a district-qualifying time.

Barrow also took second in the 100 yard freestyle 1:03.99 and with the 200 free relay team of Linnane, Victoria Fitzpatrick and Jaycee Thompson-Porrazzo at 2:26.35.

Sequim swept diving, too, behind first-place finisher Emily Van Dyken scoring 170.85.

Benitez said many girls, like Thompson-Porrazzo, are either keeping their times from last year or are already speeding past them.

For this week, the girls travel to Bremerton on Sept. 25, and Benitez said they’ll focus on streamlining, being underwater as long as you can, and on their turns.


More in Sports

College basketball: Loaded PC Pirate squads ready for full hoops season

The Peninsula College basketball teams have reloaded and are ready to launch.… Continue reading

A legacy of winning

For Jennie Webber Heilman and her Sequim High varsity volleyball team, their… Continue reading

Volleyball: Wolves go 0-2 at state

The Sequim volleyball team had some tough competition at the state 2A… Continue reading

Special NODM registration entry price offer set for Saturday

Those looking to go the distance in 2022 can get a deal… Continue reading

Prep sports: Pyeatt picks Abilene Christian

Riley Pyeatt has been running down her dream of an NCAA Division… Continue reading

Volleyball: Wolves top familiar foes for state tourney berth

Surviving some curious seeding, some erratic serving and a slow start, the… Continue reading

Sports briefs — Nov. 17, 2021

Gear swap set The Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club hosts a gear… Continue reading

Jay Cline/for Peninsula College
Peninsula College's Kyrsten McGuffey hurdles Columbia Basin goalkeeper RiaJo Schwartz during the first half of the Pirates 2-1 come-from-behind win over the Hawks in the NWAC Semifinals on Friday at Starfire Sports Stadium.
College soccer: Peninsula women win NWAC title again on late goal

The Peninsula College women’s soccer team collected its fifth NWAC championship at… Continue reading

Girls swimming: SHS 200 medley relay takes 15th at state

Sequim’s swim squad capped its 2021 season with a trip to the… Continue reading

Girls swimming: Sequim earns three state meet entries

It’s on to state for four Wolves after posting strong times at… Continue reading

Girls soccer: Wolves’ postseason run falls one win short of state

The ride is over, with the Wolves seeing their postseason journey cut… Continue reading

Cross country: Pyeatt takes fifth at state finals

Sequim High senior Riley Pyeatt had some familiar company among the top… Continue reading