Eddie Myers turned in two state qualifying performances and broke a school record, but it wasn’t quite enough for the Squalicum boys’ swimming team, which lost to Shorewood 113-72 Wednesday at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.
“It was a good meet for Eddie,” Storm coach Paul Hanson said in a phone interview. “But overall, we looked like a team that hadn’t practiced over the holiday. We did not have our ‘A’ game.”
Myers set the school record in the 200 freestyle, where his time of 1 minute, 50.21 seconds was fast enough to qualify for the Class 3A/2A state meet. He also turned in a state-qualifying time of 5:01.52 to win the 500 freestyle.
“Eddie is looking really strong at this point of the season,” Hanson said. “He is going to go fast as the season progresses.”
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Thomas Abbott was also a double winner for the Storm, claiming the 100 freestyle in 53.37 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 1:01.38.
“Thomas has always been solid in the backstroke, but his 100 freestyle has really progressed,” Hanson said. “He has been swimming year-round and has gotten stronger this year.”
The Storm (2-1) returns to Northwest Conference action Friday when it hosts Mount Vernon.