The Squalicum boys’ swim team returned to the pool after a long winter break, but the Storm suffered a 125-60 Northwest Conference loss to league power Anacortes on Thursday, Jan. 8, at Fidalgo Pool.
Rowan King was the Storm’s lone event winner during a meet in which coach Randy Elsner said his team looked tired due to the long absence from competition.
“I would say we figured this would be the result coming in,” Elsner said in a phone interview. “Maybe not this much, but we had a couple guys out for various reasons. They looked tired, and that showed as the meet wore on.”
King’s win came in the 100 freestyle. He finished the race in 50.25 seconds, which was a state-qualifying time. King also swam a 50 free state-qualifying time, Elsner said.
“He looked about the same as he was before the break, which is a good sign for his first race back,” Elsner said of King.
Squalicum next travels to face Lynden in a league match at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Lynden YMCA.
Anacortes 125, Squalicum 60
200 medley relay: Anacortes (Brett Johnson, Eric Olsen, Elliott Hofferth, Nathan Mathes) 1:45:83; 200 freestyle: Danny Schleh (Anacortes) 1:54:50; 200 individual medley: Elliott Hofferth (Anacortes) 2:04:62; 50 freestyle: Nathan Mathes (Ana) 22:69; Diving: Jared Hanson (Ana) 207.6; 100 butterfly: Elliott Hofferth (Ana) 55:48; 100 freestyle: Rowan King (Sq) 50:25; 500 freestyle: Danny Schleh (Ana) 5:13:82; 200 freestyle relay: Anacortes (Eric Olsen, Danny Schleh, Mikey Laws, K.C. Mathes) 1:36:93; 100 backstroke: Mikey Laws (Ana) 1:01:93; 100 breaststroke: Eric Olsen (Ana) 1:10:62; 400 freestyle relay: Anacortes (Danny Schleh, Nathan Mathes, Elliott Hofferth, Mikey Laws) 3:39:15.