The Bellingham girls' swimming team defeated Lynden 106-64 on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Lynden YMCA.
Yvonne DuBois and Maddie Gillman had strong meets for the Red Raiders, with Gillman qualifying for state in two events - the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke - and Dubois qualifying for district in the individual medley and the 100 breaststroke.
"I think the whole team has kicked it into a higher gear," Bellingham coach Jeff Anderson said in a phone interview. "It is starting to show in their times, getting more district times and state times. The team all of a sudden caught fire in practice last week, and it is fun to watch."
Lynden's Sarah Hollander qualified for districts in the individual medley and 100 backstroke.
BELLINGHAM 106, LYNDEN 64
200 medley relay: Grace Dahl, Yvonne DuBois, Maddie Gillman, Anna McNabb (Bellingham) 2:13.95; 200 freestyle: Maddie Gillman (Bellingham) 2:08.24; 200 individual medley: Sarah Hollander (Lynden) 2:41.03; 50 freestyle: Jayden Elias (Lynden) 29.86; 100 butterfly: Tara Brockett (Lynden) 1:19.47; 100 freestyle: Margot Lewis (Bellingham) 1:06.21; 500 freestyle: Sage Ince (Bellingham) 6:54.67; 200 freestyle relay: Yvonne DuBois, Sydney Terrell, Anna McNabb, Margot Lewis (Bellingham) 2:01.84; 100 backstroke: Maddie Gillman (Bellingham) 1:06.99; 100 breaststroke: Yvonne DuBois (Bellingham) 1:21.81; 400 freestyle relay: Maddie Gillman, Danielle Cummins, Margot Lewis, Sage Ince (Bellingham) 4:27.71.