Lynden’s girls’ swimming team won every event to score a big 134-30 win over Ferndale on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Lynden YMCA in a Northwest Conference meet hosted by Ferndale.
Lynden won the 200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays. The team of Shelby DeWaard, Damara Gerbrandt, Tara Brockett and Jadyn Elias swam a 2 minute, 17.33 second 200 medley, and Annie Uribe, Ally Van Data, Brockett and Elias had a 2:05.29 in the 200 freestyle.
Uribe, Gerbrandt, Elias and DeWaard were also part of the winning 400 freestyle team that had a 4:36.49.
“It was nice for the girls to be on top for a time ... but we won’t get big-headed,” Lynden coach Linda Bode said in a phone interview.
Elias added a win in the 50 freestyle with a time of 28.95, and DeWaard added wins in the 100 freestyle (1:04.56) and 100 backstroke (1:16.21).
“Jadyn and Shelby swam good meets today,” Bode said. “The girls are starting to swim well and take times down to where I want them to be.”
Mindy Hancoop also won the 200 IM with a time of 3:17.84. Gerbrandt added a win in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:29.27.
Despite the shutout, Ferndale was optimistic about its results.
“Today our new girls did great. They all had best times today,” Ferndale coach Julia Garrison said in a phone interview. “It was a huge improvement. To have them having best times from the first meet to this is huge.”
Ellonna Pentask stood out to Garrison, as she dropped about 20 seconds off of her backstroke time, Garrison said.
Both teams will attend the NWC invitational on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Fidalgo Pool in Anacortes. They each then take on Sehome, Ferndale on Tuesday and Lynden on Thursday.
Lynden 134, Ferndale 30