High School Sports

Mariners swimming rallies late to beat Anacortes

A late surge by the Sehome girls’ swimming team helped propel the Mariners to a 104-82 non-conference win Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Fildalgo Pool in Anacortes.

Sehome, which owns a perfect record, trailed late in the meet before the Mariners finished one-two-three in the 500 freestyle to take over the lead for good.

Mariners’ Alia Malella won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5 minutes, 40.76 seconds and also won the 100 backstroke in 1:03.38. She also swam a leg in Sehome’s winning 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay team.

“Swimmer of the meet, I would have to give it to Alia Malella,” Sehome coach Don Helling said in a phone interview. “She was a standout for us today, winning the 500, 100 back and playing a significant role in those two relays.”

Sehome’s Gwen Roley won the 200 free with a 2:06.62, and she too had a hand in the Mariners’ winning 400 free relay.

The Mariners next face rival Squalicum at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center in Bellingham.


200 medley relay: Sehome (Alia Malella, Hannah Holmgren, Sophie Grambo, Rebekah Miksovsky) 2:04:01; 200 freestyle: Gwen Roley (Seh) 2:06:62; 200 individual medley: Bella Wyll (Ana) 2:26:05; 50 freestyle: Zoe Hill (Ana) 25:75; Diving: Catelyn O’Connor (Ana); 100 butterfly: Zoe Hill (Ana) 1:03:04; 100 freestyle: Faith Fostvedt (Ana) 56:89; 500 freestyle: Alia Malella (Seh) 5:40:76; 200 freestyle relay: Ana (Zoe Hill, Faith Fostvedt, Bella Wyll, Webb) 2:49:99; 100 backstroke: Alia Malella (Seh) 1:03:38; 100 breaststroke: Faith Fostvedt (Ana) 1:15:84; 400 freestyle relay: Sehome (Gwen Roley, Alia Malella, Eva Baumgarten, Miranda Blackburn) 4:06:10.