Sehome swimmers Molly McGuire and Gwendolyn Roley accounted for three of the Mariners league-best six first-place All-Northwest Conference selections as first, second and third teams were announced late Tuesday, Nov. 13.
McGuire staked her claim as the league's top sprinter with her season-best 26.70 in the 50 freestyle and 57.92 in the 100 freestyle. She earned a 15th-place finish at the Class 2A State Swimming and Diving Championships in the 100 and helped the Mariners to sixth in the 400 freestyle relay, fifth in the 200 freestyle relay and eighth in the 200 medley relay.
McGuire also landed first-team nods as one-fourth of Sehome's 200 free and 400 free relay teams. The Mariners swam a 1:47.36 and a 3:52.94, respectively, in those events.
Roley also earned first-team honors as part of Sehome's 200 and 400 freestyle team. Her first-team individual event selection in the 200 freestyle, where she posted a league-best and state title-winning time of 1:59.07. Roley was a second-team selection in the 500 freestyle with 5:23.85.
Sehome's Shirley Lam was the only other Mariner to receive a first-team selection in an individual event. She swam a league-best 1:03.73 in the 100 backstroke and placed seventh at state in the event. Ellie Poehlman earned first-team nods in the 200 and 400 free relay, and Hannah Holmgren joined Poehlman on Sehome's 200 free team.
Josephine Hegeberg, Tori Franzen and Olivia Nielsen received first-team selections in individual events. Hegeberg posted a season-best time of 1:10.40 in the 100 breaststroke. She placed fifth in the event at state. Franzen won a state diving title with a new 2A meet-record score of 383.55. Nielsen swam a 1:01.88 in the 100 butterfly and finished ninth at the state championships.
Squalicum's quartet of Abby VonFeldt, Hegeberg, Nielsen and Maddie Dohm swam a season-best 1:57.93 in the 200 medley relay and earned a fifth-place finish at state.
Maddie Gillman represented both of Bellingham's first-team selections. She showed her versatility as a swimmer by posting a league-best time of 2:19.78 in the 200 individual medley. Gillman also earned first-team honors in the 500 with her 5:22.99. She took second place in the event at state.
All-Northwest Conference swim team
200 medley relay: Squalicum (Abby VonFeldt, Josephine Hegeberg, Olivia Nielsen, Maddie Dohm) 1:57.93; Sehome (Shirley Lam, Hannah Holmgren, Zoe Sheinkopf, Sophia Carbone); Sedro-Woolley (Rachel Olson, Alysa Schols, Kelsey Johnson, Shannon Jack) 2:05.09). 200 freestyle: Gwendolyn Roley (Sehome) 1:59.07; Josephine Hegeberg (Squalicum) 2"04.75; Ellie Poehlman (Sehome) 2:07.61. 200 individual medley: Maddie Gillman (Bellingham) 2:19.78; Shirley Lam (Sehome) 2:21.60; Hannah Holmgren (Sehome) 2:22.36. 50 freestyle: Molly McGuire (Sehome) 26.70; Maddie Dohm (Squalicum) 26.79; Shaye Fowler (Squalicum) 27.44. Diving: Tori Franzen (Squalicum); Ellie Kindlund (Bellingham); Madi Krussow (Squalicum). 100 butterfly: Olivia Nielsen (Squalicum) 1:01.88; Rachel Olson (Sedro-Woolley) 1:05.22; Kaitlin Doyle (Squalicum) 1:09.14. 100 freestyle: Molly McGuire (Sehome) 57.92; Abby VonFeldt (Squalicum) 59.51; Anna McNabb (Bellingham) 1:01.09. 500 freestyle: Maddie Gillman (Bellingham) 5:22.99; Gwendolyn Roley (Sehome) 5:23.85; Ellie Poehlman (Sehome) 5:45.51. 200 freestyle relay: Sehome (Molly McGuire, Hannah Holmgren, Ellie Poehlman, Gwendolyn Roley) 1:47.36; Squalicum (Olivia Nielsen, Josephine Hegeberg, Maddie Dohm, Shaye Fowler) 1:47.54; Anna McNabb, Margot Lewis, Maddie Gillman, Valentina Lopez) 1:50.75. 100 backstroke: Shirley Lam (Sehome) 1:03.73; Olivia Nielsen (Squalicum) 1:04.12; Rachel Olson (Sedro-Woolley) 1:05.21. 100 breaststroke: Josephine Hegeberg (Squalicum) 1:10.40; Hannah Holmgren (Sehome) 1:10.82; Shaye Fowler (Squalicum) 1:16.15. 400 freestyle relay: Sehome (Molly McGuire, Ellie Poehlman, Shirley Lam, Gwendolyn Roley) 3:52.94; Squalicum (Shaye Fowler, Abby VonFeldt, Maddie Dohm, Kathryn Monahan) 4:03.09; Bellingham (Anna McNabb, Maddie Gillman, Kaia Johnson, Margot Lewis) 4:03.48).
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