Squalicum swimmer Serena Allendorfer won the 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke and swam a leg in both the Storm’s winning 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay to lead Squalicum to a 117-64 Northwest Conference win Thursday, Oct. 16, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.
Allendorfer’s 50 free swim of 25.7 seconds was a state-qualifying time. The Storm’s 200 medley relay winning team of Allendorfer, Yani Le, Amanda Tapparo and Kenzie Pahn finished the race in a state time of 1:58.9, and Le, Kristina DeKoster, Abby VonFeldt and Allendorfer won the 400 free relay in 3:56.3, which also was state qualifying.
“We’re still right in the middle of heavy training, and they are reaching where they need to get to, which looks good for us down the road,” Storm coach Steve Gibb said in a phone interview.
Other Squalicum event winners included DeKoster in the 200 (2:13.6) and 100 free (1:01.9), VonFeldt in the 200 IM (2:37.4), Le in the 100 butterfly (1:08.7) and Jessica Lann in the 100 breaststroke (1:21.6).
Bellingham winners were diver Sunni Sternhagen, who scored a season-best 170.4 points, Sydney Terrell in the 500 free (6:04.6) and the team of Chloe Steinkamp, Anna McNabb, Olivia Miley and Terrell in the 200 free relay (1:56.3).
“She is a tough little girl,” said Bellingham coach Jeff Anderson of Terrell, who swam the anchor leg of the 200 free right after winning the 500. “She is about 5-foot tall, and she just keeps it going and has lots of energy. She is real fast and fun to watch.”
Bellingham competes against Ferndale and Lindbergh next at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Lindbergh High School in Renton, while Squalicum faces rival Sehome next at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.
Squalicum 117, Bellingham 64