Squalicum beats Bellingham; Hegeberg posts 2 state-qualifying times

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 18, 2013 

The Squalicum girls' swim team opened league play with a 114-72 win against Bellingham, posting three state-qualifying times Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.

The Storm won 10 of 12 events, and Josephine Hegeberg qualified for state in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 21.20 seconds and the 100 breaststroke with a 1:13.60.

"I feel bad for (Bellingham swimmer Maddie) Gillman," said Squalicum coach Steve Gibb in a phone interview. Gillman also swam to state-qualifying times. "Gillman had to go against our best swimmer, and they were great races."

Squalicum's Sydney Wong, who was a part of three winning races, posted a state-qualifying time in the 500 freestyle. She swam a 5:38.60. Bellingham's Ellie Kindlund won diving with a score of 156.3 points.

Squalicum hosts Archbishop Murphy next at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.


200 medley relay: Squalicum (Ivana Witt, Josephine Hegeberg, Sydney Wong, Lani Serres) 2:03.20; 200 freestyle: Abby VonFeldt (Squalicum) 2:16.30; 200 individual medley: Josephine Hegeberg (Squalicum) 2:21.20 (state qualifying); 50 freestyle: Maddie Dohm (Squalicum) 27.10; Diving: Ellie Kindlund (Bellingham) 156.3; 100 butterfly: Sydney Wong (Squalicum) 1:04.10; 100 freestyle: Maddie Dohm, (Squalicum) 1:01.10; 500 freestyle: Sydney Wong (Squaliucm) 5:38.60 (state qualifying); 200 freestyle relay: Squalicum (Maddie Dohm, Shaye Fowler, Janae Gallant, Josephine Hegeberg) 1:53.60; 100 backstroke: Abby VonFeldt (Squalicum) 1:08.50; 100 breaststroke: Josephine Hegeberg (Sq) 1:13.60 (state qualifying); 400 freestyle relay: Bellingham (McNabb, Gillman, Steinkemp, Ince) 4:14.70.

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