Despite 31 best times for the Bellingham boys’ swimming team, Anacortes was able to hand the Red Raiders a 103-83 loss on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Fidalgo Pool in Anacortes.
Bellingham won three events, including Logan Dozal’s 100 backstroke win with a time of 1 minute, 4.27 seconds, and Martin Sloley’s 1:09.25 in the 100 backstroke. Both Dozal and Sloley were part of the 200 medley relay team that swam a winning time of 1:51.78.
In a meet with a flurry of best times for the Red Raiders, Dalton Hanks led the way with four best times. He had personal bests in the 50 free, 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay.
“He did everything he could,” Bellingham coach Jeff Anderson said in a phone interview. “He batted 1.000 in that regard today. He’s kind of an up-and-comer where we hope he gets quick enough to go to state, and I’ve told him that he has some speed and if he works hard he has a shot at state, so it was nice to see he lit it up today.”
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The five Ferndale swimmers who compete with Bellingham’s team also contributed seven of the 31 best times, Anderson said.
Bellingham takes on Squalicum on Thursday, Jan. 15, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center in Bellingham.
Anacortes 103, Bellingham 83
200 medley relay: Bellingham (Logan Dozal, Martin Sloley, Shea Mielke, Brisen Pearson) 1:51.78; 200 freestyle: Danny Schleh (Anacortes) 1:51.18; 200 individual medley: Elliott Hofferth (Anacortes) 2:04.99; 50 freestyle: Mikey Laws (Anacortes) 23.55; Diving: Jared Hanson (Anacortes) 192.40; 100 butterfly: Elliott Hofferth (Anacortes) 55.17; 100 freestyle: Nathan Mathes (Anacortes) 50.61; 500 freestyle: Danny Schleh (Anacortes) 5:15.07; 200 freestyle relay: Anacortes (Mathes, Schleh, Laws, Hofferth) 1:35.14; 100 backstroke: Logan Dozal (Bellingham) 1:04.27; 100 breaststroke: Martin Sloley (Bellingham) 1:09.25; 400 freestyle relay: Anacortes (Mathes, Schleh, Hofferth, Laws) 3:29.85.