A late surge by the Sehome girls’ swimming team helped propel the Mariners to a 104-82 non-conference win Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Fildalgo Pool in Anacortes.
Sehome, which owns a perfect record, trailed late in the meet before the Mariners finished one-two-three in the 500 freestyle to take over the lead for good.
Mariners’ Alia Malella won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5 minutes, 40.76 seconds and also won the 100 backstroke in 1:03.38. She also swam a leg in Sehome’s winning 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay team.
“Swimmer of the meet, I would have to give it to Alia Malella,” Sehome coach Don Helling said in a phone interview. “She was a standout for us today, winning the 500, 100 back and playing a significant role in those two relays.”
Sehome’s Gwen Roley won the 200 free with a 2:06.62, and she too had a hand in the Mariners’ winning 400 free relay.
The Mariners next face rival Squalicum at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center in Bellingham.
SEHOME 104, ANACORTES 82