Squalicum defeated Bellingham 115-70 in girls' swimming on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center in a Northwest Conference-opener for both teams.
Squalicum's Olivia Nielsen registered a state qualifying time in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 3.4 seconds. The Storm and the Red Raiders had 12 other qualified times for districts.
"Olivia had very good times," Squalicum coach Steve Gibb said in a phone interview. "It's not her best time, but for early season it's great. A lot of the girls looked good for early season and Bellingham is a good team, they swam hard."
Squalicum moves to 1-0 on the year while Bellingham falls to 0-1.
Bellingham will host Lynden on Tuesday, Sept 18, in a conference meet. Squalicum will travel to Archbishop Murphy on Thursday, Sept. 13.
SQUALICUM 115, BELLINGHAM 70
200 medley relay: Squalicum (Olivia Nielsen, Julie Rodgers, Kaitlin Doyle, Maddi Dohm) 2:07.5; 200 freestyle: Abby VonFeldt (Squalicum) 2:14.1; 200 individual medley: Maddie Gillman (Bellingham) 2:25.6; 50 freestyle: Olivia Nielson (Squalicum) 26.8; Diving: Tori Franzen (Squalicum) 179.1; 100 butterfly: Olivia Nielsen (Squalicum) 1:03.4; 100 freestyle: Maddie Gillman (Bellingham) 58.7; 500 freestyle: Kaia Johnson (Bellingham) 6:19.5; 200 freestyle relay: Squalicum (Kathryn Monahan, Shaye Fowler, Julie Rodgers, Maddi Dohm) 1:55.6; 100 backstroke: Abbie Vonfeldt (Squalicum) 1:09.4; 100 breaststroke: Savannah McGhee (Squalicum) 1:27.7; 400 freestyle relay: Squalicum (Olivia Nielsen, Kathryn Monahan, Shaye Fowler, Abbie VonFeldt) 4:11.1.