Martin Sloley and Gabe Travers each had an individual win for the Bellingham boys' swim team as it lost to Anacortes 101-85 on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center. Sloley and Travers also helped the 200 medley relay team to a win in 1 minute, 51.95 seconds.
"We hung in there. We swept the 100 free and tied it up ... but Anacortes just pulled away after that," Bellingham coach Jeff Anderson said in a phone interview. "It was kind of gradual, but they had a solid backstroke (to get the win)."
Logan Dozal and Brisen Pearson were also a part of the winning 200 medley relay team. Sloley won the 100 freesyle in 52.90 and Travers won the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.56.
"Gabe has been sick. He was fighting illness, but was able to win the 100 breast," Anderson said, adding that Travers was only at about 70 percent during the meet.
Anderson said Michael Leishman could be the Red Raiders' next swimmer to qualify for state, after he knocked 24 seconds off of his 500 freestyle. Leishman finished with a time of 6:01.00 in the meet.
Bellingham's next event is at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Fidalgo Pool against Sedro-Woolley.
ANACORTES 101, BELLINGHAM 85
200 medley relay: Logan Dozal, Gabe Travers, Brisen Pearson, Martin Sloley (Bellingham) 1:51.95; 200 freestyle: Danny Schleh (Anacortes) 1:53.23; 200 individual medley: Elliott Hoffert (Anacortes) 2:10.47; 50 freestyle: Eric Olsen (Anacortes) 23.59; Diving: Jared Hanson (Anacortes) 157.10; 100 butterfly: Elliott Hoffert (Anacortes) 56.29; 100 freestyle: Martin Sloley (Bellingham) 52.90; 500 freestyle: Eric Olsen (Anacortes) 5:22.13; 200 freestyle relay: Eric Olsen, Danny Schleh, Elliot Hoffert, Mikey Laws (Anacortes) 1:36.76; 100 backstroke: Danny Schleh (Anacortes) 1:01.19; 100 breaststroke: Gabe Travers (Bellingham) 1:11.56; 400 freestyle relay: Elliot Hoffert, Blake Norton, Eric Olsen, Danny Schleh (Anacortes) 3:36.44.
Spelling of Michael Leishman.