Girls swimming: SHS relay team takes 13th at state final

Sequim’s swim crew capped their season with a strong relay finish at the state 1A/2A state meet last week.

The Wolves’ 4×400 relay team — freshman Annie Ellefson, junior Natalie Cross, sophomore Melia Nelson and senior Hi’ilei Robinson — in Nov. 11’s preliminaries touched the wall in 4:13.34, nearly four seconds faster than their seed time. A day later, the Wolves held their 13th place finish in the B final, racing to another season best in 4:12.25.

The Wolves’ 200 medley relay, also featuring Cross, Ellefson, Nelson and Robinson, finished 20th overall in 2:12.67, about 2.5 seconds off a B Final qualifying mark.

Ellefson also competed in two individual swims at the state meet, held at the King County Aquatic Recreation Center Nov. 10-12 in Federal Way. She finished 23rd in the 200 free (2:20.88) and 24th in the 100 breaststroke (1:20.99).

Sequim finished 34th in the team standings

Port Angeles was the top Olympic League team, placing fifth overall (150.5 team points) — its top finish since 2017 — and placing behind only Sammamish (305), Anacortes (227), Enumclaw (183) and Pullman (180).