Another close win locks up Mariners' conference title

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 30, 2014 

In a season full of close wins, the Sehome boys' swimming team managed to get one more. The Mariners defeated Anacortes 92-90 to capture the Northwest Conference title for the 10th season in a row Thursday, Jan. 30, at Fidalgo Pool.

"It was another one of the close ones where they have to re-check the score, so there was a little bit of a dramatic pause," Sehome coach Don Helling said in a phone interview. "But when they found out they hit the roof. This team has really worked hard for what they have accomplished."

Josh Larson won the 50 free with a state-qualifying time of 22.81 seconds. He was also a part of the 400 freestyle relay team that won with a time of 3:30.94, and the winning 200 medley relay team's time of 1:48.49.

Isaiah Grambo also impressed Helling with his performance.

"Isaiah keeps sailing on. He beat his season best by 0.2 seconds in the 100 fly and dropped three seconds in the 200 IM, events he already qualified for in state," Helling said.

Joseph Adams won the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.58 for Sehome and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay team.

SEHOME 92, ANACORTES 90

200 medley relay: Sehome (Colin Hakeman, Joseph Adams, Josh Larson, Calvin Richan) 1:48.49; 200 freestyle: Danny Schleh (Anacortes) 1:50.70; 200 individual medley: Isaiah Grambo (Sehome) 2:07.61; 50 freestyle: Josh Larson (Sehome) 22.81; Diving: Jared Hanson (Anacortes) 125.45; 100 butterfly: Isaiah Grambo (Sehome) 55.09; 100 freestyle: Eric Olsen (Anacortes) 50.09; 500 freestyle: Danny Schleh (Anacortes) 5:06.21; 200 freestyle relay: Anacortes (Mikey Laws, Eric Olsen, Blake Norton, Danny Schleh) 1:34.10; 100 backstroke: Mikey Laws (Anacortes) 1:01.96; 100 breaststroke: Joseph Adams (Sehome) 1:09.58; 400 freestyle relay: Sehome (Josh Larson, Trevor Nims, Colin Hakeman, Isaiah Grambo) 3:30.94.

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