Lauren Sundin of Sequim, background, races to a 1:22 finish in the 100-yard butterfly, good for second place in the Wolves’ win over Port Townsend on Sept. 26. Sundin had two top-three swims against North Kitsap last week. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Lauren Sundin of Sequim, background, races to a 1:22 finish in the 100-yard butterfly, good for second place in the Wolves’ win over Port Townsend on Sept. 26. Sundin had two top-three swims against North Kitsap last week. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Girls swimming: Wolves set 10 personal bests in loss to defending state 2A champs

Olympic League standings

Team Lg. Over.

North Kitsap 5-0

Port Angeles 4-1

Sequim 3-2

Kingston 2-3

Klahowya 2-3

Port Townsend 2-3

Olympic 2-3

Bremerton 0-5

Going up against the state’s top 2A team, Sequim’s swim crew managed to post a half-dozen top-three finishes and 10 personal bests.

An undefeated North Kitsap team dominated in the pool with a 125-44 victory over visiting Sequim (3-2) on Oct. 3.

Sequim’s Mia Coffman shed seven seconds off her state-qualifying time in the 500 free (5:35) and earned the Wolves’ lone first place finish, a district-qualifying swim in the 200 individual medley (2:26).

Lauren Sundin placed second in the 50 free (28.85) and trimmed her personal best in the 100 butterfly by a second to 1:18, good for third place.

Coffman and Sundin joined Francesca Bargis and Natalie George to place third in the 400 freestyle with a district meet-qualifying time of 4:24.

Sydney Swanson took second place overall in the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:25.02.

Other Sequim swimmers setting personal best marks against the Vikings were: George in the 100 free (1:06, fourth place); Melanie Bryne in the 100 breaststroke (1:30, fourth place), Aleah Chen in the 100 free (1:08, fifth place); Eislynn Flood in the 500 free (6:47, fifth place); Kari Olson in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:45, fifth place); Petra Bernsten in the 500 free (7:29, sixth place); Claire Cronin in the 200 free (2:36, sixth place) and Sydnee Price in the 100 backstroke (1:36, sixth place).

As of last week, the Wolves have posted district qualifying swims in three relays and six individual events, only missing qualifiers in the 200 free and 100 butterfly.

Looking ahead

The Wolves host their final home meet on Oct. 10 against Klahowya.

Sequim competes at the Swimvitational on Oct. 12 at Olympic High School in Silverdale and is at Bremerton on Oct. 17, the final league meet of the season.

The Divisional Invitational (Last Chance Meet) is set for Oct. 25 in Silverdale, followed by the West Central District meet slated for Nov. 8-9 at Hazen High School in Renton.

Sequim’s Francesca Bargis swims the 100 backstroke against Port Townsend on Sept. 26. She placed first and earned a district meet qualifying time of 1:14. Bargis helped Sequim’s 400 freestyle relay earn a district meet qualifying time against North Kitsap on Oct. 3. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim’s Francesca Bargis swims the 100 backstroke against Port Townsend on Sept. 26. She placed first and earned a district meet qualifying time of 1:14. Bargis helped Sequim’s 400 freestyle relay earn a district meet qualifying time against North Kitsap on Oct. 3. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

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