The Squalicum girls’ swim team put together the performance it needed during the final relay to earn a 91-89 Northwest Conference win against Anacortes on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.
With the score close, the Storm needed to win the 400 freestyle relay, the meet’s final race, and also have a team place third to win. Squalicum did just that.
“We had saved more depth than they did,” Squalicum coach Steve Gibb said in phone interview.
The meet featured nine state qualifying times, and Squalicum winners included Abby VonFeldt (200 freestyle), Yani Lee (200 IM, 100 breaststroke), Serena Allendorfer (100 freestyle) and Amber Caron (diving).
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The team of Amanda Tapparo, Ivana Witt, Kristina DeKoster and Allendorfer won the 400 free relay to seal the Storm win. Lee won the 200 IM in a state-qualifying time of 2 minute, 20.5 seconds and also won the 100 breaststroke with a state time of 1:09.8.
Squalicum (2-0) competes next in the Northwest Conference Invitational at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Fidalgo Pool in Anacortes.
Squalicum 91, Anacortes 89
200 medley relay: Anacortes (Conrady, Wyll, Forstedt, Hill) 1:59.7; 200 freestyle: Abby VonFeldt, (Sq) 2:18.8; 200 individual medley: Yani Lee (Sq) 2:20.5*; 50 freestyle: Hill (Anacortes) 25.7*; 100 butterfly: Wyll (Ana) 1:06.72; 100 freestyle: Serena Allendorfer (Sq) 56.2*; Diving: Amber Caron (Squalicum) 124.3; 500 freestyle: Hill (Ana) 5:55.8; 200 freestyle relay: Anacortes (Forstedt, Graham, Hill, Wyll) 1:48.3*; 100 backstroke: Conrady (Ana) 1:05.4*; 100 breaststroke: Yani Lee (Sq) 1:09.8*; 400 freestyle relay: Squalicum (Amanda Tapparo, Ivana Witt, Kristina DeKoster, Serena Allendorfer) 4:07.1.