King leads Squalicum past Lynden

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 10, 2014 

The Squalicum boys' swimming team defeated Lynden 109-60 on Friday, Jan. 10, at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.

Rowan King won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 8.19 seconds, while also winning the 100 breaststroke (1:08.32). He added wins in the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays to cap a strong day for the Squalicum product.

Jonathan Hegeberg also had a strong meet for the Storm, winning the 500 freestyle (5:42.66) while also swimming legs in the winning 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay teams.

"I am comfortable putting him everywhere and he will come away with points for us," Squalicum coach Randy Elsner said in a phone interview.

Lynden's only winner of the day was Michael Johnson in the 100 backstroke. He finished with a time of 1:06.37. Kean Rouse, who goes to Blaine but swims with Lynden, finished second in the 200 individual medley behind King, but his time of 2:10.81 qualified him for state.

"I think that might be his best time," Lynden coach Steve Gibb said in a phone interview.

SQUALICUM 109, LYNDEN 60

200 medley relay: Squalicum (Matt Lovell, Jonathan Hegeberg, Bobby Iverson, Lucas Roberts) 1:56.25; 200 freestyle: Andi DeKoster (Squalicum) 2:07.10; 200 individual medley: Rowan King (Squalicum) 2:08.19; 50 freestyle: Lucas Roberts (Squalicum) 25.53; Diving: Christian Herzberger (Squalicum) 157.3; 100 butterfly: Nathan Kamkoff (Squalicum) 110.7; 100 freestyle: Neall Koetje (Squalicum) 55.23; 500 freestyle: Jonathan Hegeberg (Squalicum) 5:42.66; 200 freestyle relay: Squalicum (Rowan King, Neall Koetje, Nathan Kamkoff, Andi DeKoster) 1:41.32; 100 backstroke: Michael Johnson (Lynden) 1:06.37; 100 breaststroke: Rowan King (Squalicum) 1:08.32; 400 freestyle relay: Squalicum (Andi DeKoster, Neall Koetje, Jonathan Hegeberg, Rowan King) 3:46.53.

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