Six Whatcom County divers advanced to the Class 2A/3A District I meet after having top-10 showings at the District 1 Zone Meet on Saturday at Fidalgo Pool in Anacortes.
“It was a great showing from the Bellingham schools,” Squalicum boys’ swim coach Paul Hanson said in a phone interview.
Ben Wilcox of Shorecrest had the top score with 230.15 points.
Kai-Kane Ronning of Squalicum was the top local finisher with a second-place finish and 211.85 points. Other top-10 local finishers were Brian Drake (Squalicum, third place), Nick Hutchinson (Sehome, fourth), Nate Miller (Squalicum, fifth), Bryce Griffin (Squalicum, sixth) and Aaron Drake (Squalicum, ninth).
“We are looking forward to improving on our schools and getting people qualified for state,” Hanson said.
The District I meet will be held in February in Anacortes.