Bellingham sweeps relays in win over Tigers


Bellingham boys' swimming won each of the three relay events as the team cruised to a 112-58 Northwest Conference win over Burlington-Edison on Thursday, Jan. 30, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.

The Red Raiders' Logan Dozal swam a leg on each of the winning relay teams. Dozal also won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5 minutes, 30.17 seconds.

Bellingham won the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:00.32, the 200 freestyle relay in 1:45.95 and the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:57.51.

Though their record may not reflect it, the meet was characteristic of the quality of the Red Raiders' season.

"We're three points away from 7-1, so it's been a real good year for us," Bellingham coach Jeff Anderson said in a phone interview. "I'm really pleased with the progress, the boys are working hard and we're looking forward to the postseason."

Martin Sloley also qualified for state with a 2:10.85 in the 200 IM. Ferndale swimmer Louis Hunter won the 100 freestyle in 57.93.


200 medley relay: Bellingham (Logan Dozal, Eli Minnenann, Michael Leischman, Christian Buhler) 2:00.32; 200 freestyle: Shea Mielke (Bellingham) 2:06.66; 200 individual medley: Martin Sloley (Bellingham) 2:10.85; 50 freestyle: Gabe Travers (Bellingham) 25.94; Diving: Chad Cheldelin (Bellingham) 151.70; 100 butterfly: Matt Moe (B-E) 1:02.49; 100 freestyle: Blair Dykstra (B-E) 58.38; 500 freestyle: Logan Dozal (Bellingham) 5:30.17; 200 freestyle relay: Bellingham (Logan Dozal, Brisen Pearson, Michael Leishman, Martin Sloley) 1:45.95; 100 backstroke: Jack Rasco (B-E) 1:05.80; 100 breaststroke: Walker Phipps (B-E) 1:20.16; 400 freestyle relay: Bellingham (Martin Sloley, Brisen Pearson, Christian Buhler, Logan Dozal) 3:57.51.

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