Eddie Myers turned in two state qualifying performances and broke a school record, but it wasn’t quite enough for the Squalicum boys’ swimming team, which lost to Shorewood 113-72 Wednesday at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.
“It was a good meet for Eddie,” Storm coach Paul Hanson said in a phone interview. “But overall, we looked like a team that hadn’t practiced over the holiday. We did not have our ‘A’ game.”
Myers set the school record in the 200 freestyle, where his time of 1 minute, 50.21 seconds was fast enough to qualify for the Class 3A/2A state meet. He also turned in a state-qualifying time of 5:01.52 to win the 500 freestyle.
“Eddie is looking really strong at this point of the season,” Hanson said. “He is going to go fast as the season progresses.”
Thomas Abbott was also a double winner for the Storm, claiming the 100 freestyle in 53.37 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:01.38.
“Thomas has always been solid in the backstroke, but his 100 freestyle has really progressed,” Hanson said. “He has been swimming year-round and has gotten stronger this year.”
The Storm (2-1) returns to Northwest Conference action Friday when it hosts Mount Vernon.