Squalicum's boys' swimming team may have been shorthanded, but the Storm got the job done and defeated Burlington-Edison 100.5-67.5 on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Fidalgo Pool.
Due to illness, the Storm had a couple swimmers call in sick and had to sit out the meet. It was no matter to the Storm, which won nine of the 11 events.
Rowan King's 59.03-second time in the 100 backstroke gave him an automatic state qualifying and was the highlight of a strong meet.
Ryan Harris, Bobby Iverson and Matt Lovell were other swimmers who caught the eye of coach Randy Elsner.
"They are holding better times than they were at the end of last season," Elsner said in a phone interview. "I am very pleased with that. It was a good chance to get one last swim before some hard training over break."
Elsner's Storm will be back in action on Friday, Jan. 10, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.
SQUALICUM 100.5, BURLINGTON-EDISON 67.5
200 medley relay: Squalicum (Rowan King, Nathan Kamkoff, Bobby Iverson, Matt Lovell) 1:55.13; 200 freestyle: Rowan King (Squal) 1:59.94; 200 individual medley: Nathan Kamkoff (Squal) 2:31.11; 50 freestyle: Matthew Moe (BE) 25.19; 100 butterfly: Matthew Moe (BE) 1:06.8; 100 freestyle: Lucas Roberts (Squal) X:57.25; 500 freestyle: Ryan Harris (Squal) 6:14.28; 200 freestyle relay: Squalicum (Neall Koetje, Nathan Kamkoff, Bobby Iverson, Lucas Roberts) 1:46.93; 100 backstroke: Rowan King (Squal) 59.03; 100 breaststroke: Nathan Kamkoff (Squal) 1:13.92; 400 freestyle relay: Squalicum (Matt Lovell, Lucas Roberts, Rowan King, Neall Koetje) 3:51.93.