Girls swimming: Wolves splash Eagles for fourth meet win

Olympic League standings

Team Lg. Over.

North Kitsap 6-0

Port Angeles 5-1

Sequim 4-2

Olympic 3-3

Kingston 2-4

Klahowya 2-4

Port Townsend 2-4

Bremerton 0-6

A two-meet week saw the Wolves post another win and a top-three finish at a regional invitational.

On Oct. 10, the visiting Klahowya Eagles earned more first place finishes but a deep Sequim squad (4-2) came away a 105-63 victory, the final home meet for Sequim’s crew.

Mia Coffman had two of Sequim’s five first place swims, winning the 500 free in a state meet-qualifying finish of 5:38 and the 200 individual medley in a district meet-qualifying 2:28.

Sequim swept the 100 breaststroke, with Sydney Swanson winning in 1:21, followed by Melanie Byrne (1:31) and Riley Hough (1:36).

The Wolves also swept the top three spots in the 200 freestyle, with Francesca Bargis (2:26) in first, Eislynn Flood in second (2:28), and Claire Cronin third (2:36).

Lauren Sundin had two great individual swims, Sequim coach Sarah Thorson said, taking first overall in the 50 free in 28.91 seconds and third in the 100 butterfly with a 1:18 finish.

Natalie George took second overall in the 100 backstroke (1:21).

The Wolves’ 200 medley relay team — Bargis, George, Sundin and Swanson— placed second with district qualifying time of 2:10.

The Wolves brought eight swimmers to the Swimvitational at Olympic High School in Silverdale on Oct. 12, and placed third among nine competing teams.

“Overall the girls swam great,” Thorson said. “All girls swam great and many of them had their best times individually this season so far.”

Flood trimmed more than 11 seconds off her 500 free time for a district meet-qualifying time of 6:36.

Swanson improved her 100 breaststroke time to 1:19,placing third out of 20 swimmers in the event.

Morgan Cariou set personal bests in both the 500 free (by 57 seconds) and 200 IM (by 16 seconds), while George set PRs in both 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.

Sequim’s 400 free relay team took third and 200 medley team place fifth, with both relays setting season-best times.

Looking ahead

The Wolves are at Bremerton on Oct. 17 in 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.

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