Sehome's presence at the Class 2A State Championship girls' swimming meet just got quite a bit larger.
Twelve different Mariners posted times that qualified them for the state meet as wild cards. Leading the group of swimmers earning wild-card berths were Shirley Lam, Sophie Grambo, Megan Mundell and Nina Djukic. Lam earned berths into the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke; Grambo will be swimming in the 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle; Mundell in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke; and Djukic in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Lauren Avery also qualified in the 100 breastroke.
The Class 2A State Championship girls' swimming meet begins on Friday, Nov. 15, at the King County Aquatic Center with preliminaries. Finals will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the same location. Races begin on both days at 2:30 p.m.
Sehome's Ellie Poehlman earned a spot in the 200 freestyle, while Ava Baumgarten and Miranda Blackburn both earned berths into the 500 freestyle.
Squalicum, which finished second behind Sehome at the Class 2A District Girls' Swimming meet, also saw three of its swimmers earn berths to state as wild cards.
Abby VonFeldt and Shaye Fowler with both be swimming in the 200 individual medley. Fowler also earned a spot in the 100 breaststroke, and Savannah McGhee earned a berth in the 100 butterfly. McGhee is the only Whatcom County entry in the 100 butterfly.
Lynden's Sarah Hollander earned a bid into the 100 backstroke. She's the only swimmer from Lynden that qualified in an individual event, as the Lions will also be competing in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays via wild-card entry. Hollander will be swimming legs in both state-bound relay teams for Lynden. The Lions will also be represented in the 400 freestyle relay, as well.
Bellingham's Yvonne DuBois earned entry into the 100 breaststroke, while Ellie Kindlund was added in diving. The Red Raiders will also be swimming in the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays.
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200 MEDLEY RELAY SWIMMERS TIME (Sd.)
Squalicum Abby VonFeldt 1:59.80 (4)
Sehome Megan Mundell 2:00.24 (6)
Lynden Sarah Hollander 2:14.71 (24)
200 FREESYLE SCHOOL TIME (Sd.)
Sydney Wong Squalicum 1:59.38 (1)
Gwen Roley Sehome 1:59.55 (2)
Madeline Gillman Bellingham 2:03.04 (5)
Shirley Lam Sehome 2:09.43 (16)
Ellie Poehlman Sehome 2:14.19 (20)
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY SCHOOL TIME (Sd.)
Josephine Hegeberg Squalicum 2:19.19 (5)
Abby VonFeldt Squalicum 2:31.59 (15)
Shaye Fowler Squalicum 2:31.83 (16)
50 FREESTYLE SCHOOL TIME (Sd.)
Maddie Dohm Squalicum 27.05 (19)
Sophie Grambo Sehome 27.41 (22)
DIVING SCHOOL SCORE (Sd.)
Ariel McGavock Bellingham 296.20 (3)
Samantha Jones Squalicum 275.35 (6)
Ellie Kindlund Bellingham 272.25 (8)
Madi Krussow Squalicum 251.75 (15)
100 BUTTERFLY SCHOOL TIME (Sd.)
Savannah McGhee Squalicum 1:09.57 (21)
100 FREESTYLE SCHOOL TIME (Sd.)
Sydney Wong Squalicum 54.30 (1)
Hannah Holmgren Sehome 59.14 (11)
Megan Mundell Sehome 59.69 (13)
Sophie Grambo Sehome 1:00.30 (20)
Nina Djukic Sehome 1:00.61 (22)
500 FREESTYLE SCHOOL TIME (Sd.)
Maddie Gillman Bellingham 5:29.37 (2)
Ellie Poehlman Sehome 5:59.56 (15)
Anna McNabb Bellingham 6:00.89 (16)
Ava Baumgarten Sehome 6:01.23 (17)
Miranda Blackburn Sehome 6:13.40 (24)
200 FREESTYLE RELAY SWIMMERS TIME (Sd.)
Squalicum Janae Gallant 1:47.26 (3)
Sehome Gwen Roley 1:48.03 (8)
Bellingham Ellie Kindlund 1:49.62 (10)
Lynden Sarah Hollander 1:55.47 (23)
100 BACKSTROKE SCHOOL TIME (Sd.)
Gwen Roley Sehome 1:01.94 (5)
Abby VonFeldt Squalicum 1:05.49 (9)
Shirley Lam Sehome 1:06.53 (12)
Sarah Hollander Lynden 1:06.55 (13)
Megan Mundell Sehome 1:07.00 (14)
Nina Djukic Sehome 1:08.71 (19)
100 BREASTSTROKE SCHOOL TIME (Sd.)
Josephine Hegeberg Squalicum 1:10.60 (2)
Hannah Holmgren Sehome 1:12.58 (6)
Shaye Fowler Squalicum 1:14.88 (11)
Yvonne DuBois Bellingham 1:16.76 (14)
Lauren Avery Sehome 1:18.45 (19)
400 FREESTYLE RELAY SWIMMERS TIME (Sd.)
Squalicum Abby VonFeldt 3:52.49 (4)
Sehome Shirley Lam 3:56.97 (8)
Bellingham Anna McNabb 4:10.55 (14)
Yvonne DuBois Lynden Shelby Umbaugh 4:13.89 (18)