PREP BOYS' SWIMMING: Lions win two on the road

December 10, 2009 

The Lynden boys’ swimming team earned two Northwest Conference wins on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Mount Vernon YMCA.

The Lions (4-0) beat Burlington-Edison 107-60, winning all three relay races on the day.

They also had wins from Dirk Anker in the 200 freestyle in 1 minute, 59.3 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 5:28.7, which was a state-qualifying time.

Also winning for Lynden were Jason Beck (50 freestyle), Thomas Witecki (100 freestyle) and Shawn Tompke (100 breast).

Most was the same in Lynden’s 124-44 win over Sedro-Woolley except Jacob Hollander won the 100 butterfly and Taylor Simpson won the 100 backstroke.

Lions coach Steve Gibb said the Mount Vernon YMCA pool is old and slow with no starting blocks so it was a “good meet, considering” the conditions.

“Some of the distance guys are getting in shape enough where their times are dropping,” Gibb said in a phone interview. “We’re doing good, working hard. We can’t let up on anything at this point.”

The Lions host Anacortes at the Lynden YMCA on Thursday, Dec. 17, in a Northwest Conference meet.

LYNDEN 107, BURLINGTON-EDISON 60

200 medley relay: Lynden (Thomas Witecki, Jason Beck, Shawn Tompke, Taylor Simpson) 1:53.00; 200 freestyle: Dirk Anker (L) 1:59.3; 200 individual medley: Taylor Simpson (L) 2:24.4; 50 freestyle: Jason Beck (L) 24.2; 100 butterfly: Ryley Pearson (B) 56.0; 100 freestyle: Thomas Witecki (L) 54.3; 500 freestyle: Dirk Anker (L) 5:28.7; 200 freestyle relay: Lynden (Jacob Hollander, Thomas Witecki, Dirk Anker, Shawn Tompke) 1:42.9; 100 backstroke: Ryley Pearson (B) 57.4; 100 breaststroke: Shawn Tompke (L) 1:13.5; 400 freestyle relay: Lynden (Jacob Hollander, Jason Beck, Dirk Anker, Jayson Korthuis) 3:44.1.

LYNDEN 124, SEDRO-WOOLLEY 44

200 medley relay: Lynden (Thomas Witecki, Jason Beck, Shawn Tompke, Taylor Simpson) 1:53.00; 200 freestyle: Dirk Anker (L) 1:59.3; 200 individual medley: Taylor Simpson (L) 2:24.4; 50 freestyle: Jason Beck (L) 24.2; 100 butterfly: Jacob Hollander (L) 1:04.0; 100 freestyle: Thomas Witecki (L) 54.3; 500 freestyle: Dirk Anker (L) 5:28.7; 200 freestyle relay: Lynden (Jacob Hollender, Thomas Witecki, Dirk Anker, Shawn Tompke) 1:42.9; 100 backstroke: Taylor Simpson (L) 1:03.7; 100 breaststroke: Shawn Tompke (L) 1:13.5; 400 freestyle relay: Lynden (Jacob Hollander, Jason Beck, Dirk Anker, Jayson Korthuis) 3:44.1.

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