High School Sports

Roley propels Sehome to strong win

The Sehome girls’ swimming team rode an overall team effort in a 134-46 Northwest Conference win over Ferndale on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.

Gwen Roley had a state-qualifying time in the 500 freestyle, recording a time of 5 minutes, 39.38 seconds. Roley, the defending class 2A 200 freestyle champion, also went on to swim legs in the winning 200 medley, 400 and 200 freestyle relay teams for the Mariners.

“Gwen was probably the standout,” Sehome coach Don Helling said in a phone interview.

Alia Malella added wins in the 100 backstroke (1:05.71) and 100 freestyle (1:00.68), also swimming legs in the 200 freestyle and medley relays. Hannah Holmgren took home two individual wins in the 100 butterfly (1:12.83) and 50 freestyle (27.62), with Sophie Grambo winning the 200 freestyle (2:17.76), McKenna Sakamoto the 200 individual medley (2:36.54) and Ellie Poehlman in the 100 breaststroke (1:22.10).

Rebekah Miksovsky won convincingly in the diving competition with a score of 124.70.

“Our divers keep getting better,” Helling said. “They have been scoring higher and higher every meet and have been improving steadily.”

Sehome 134, Ferndale 46

200 medley relay: Sehome (Gwen Roley, Hannah Holmgren, Alia Malella, Sophie Grambo) 2:04.85; 200 freestyle: Grambo (Sehome) 2:17.76; 200 individual medley: McKenna Sakamoto (Sehome) 2:36.54; 50 freestyle: Holmgren (Sehome) 27.62; Diving: Rebekah Miksovsky (Sehome) 124.70; 200 freestyle relay: Sehome (Grambo, Holmgren, Malella, Roley) 1:50.22; 100 butterfly: Holmgren (Sehome) 1:12.83; 100 freestyle: Malella (Sehome) 1:00.68; 500 freestyle: Roley (Sehome) 5:39.38; 100 backstroke: Malella (Sehome) 1:05.71; 100 breaststroke: Ellie Poehlman (Sehome) 1:22.10; 400 freestyle relay: Sehome (Roley, Miranda Blackburn, Sakamoto, Poehlman) 4:14.29.

Spelling of Alia Malella's name corrected on Oct. 6, 2014.