High School Sports

Squalicum slides past Burlington-Edison despite tired swimmers

Squalicum’s boys’ swimming team may have shown some fatigue in its second meet of the week, but the Storm snagged a 97-73 victory over Burlington-Edison on Thursday, Dec. 11, at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.

“They looked fairly tired,” Squalicum coach Randy Elsner said in a phone interview. “At practice, I’m trying not to underwork them, but also don’t want to overwork them. Strike a balance between that.”

Despite Squalicum’s team victory, it was Blaine’s Kean Rouse who impressed the most. He was the unofficial winner in the 200 IM, grabbing a state qualifying time in that event.

The Storm’s Rowan King also set a state qualifying time in the 100 breaststroke and Matt Lovell “looked very good” today, Elsner said.

The Storm compete in the Northwest Conference Invite on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Fidalgo Pool.

Squalicum 97, Burlington-Edison 73

200 medley relay: Squalicum (Matt Lovell, Rowan King, Franz Allendorfer, Jonathan Hegeberg) 1:54.03; 200 freestyle: Jeremy Gray (Squalicum) 2:15.3; 200 individual medley: Franz Allendorfer (Squalicum) 2:21.26; 50 freestyle: Matt Lovell (Squalicum) 24.8; Diving: Wilson Dierdorff (Squalicum) 200.63; 200 freestyle relay: Squaliucum (Franz Allendorfer, Rowan King, Matt Lovell, Jonathan Hegeberg) 1:41.46; 100 butterfly: Rowan King (Squalicum) 1:00.43; 100 freestyle: Franz Allendorfer (Squalicum) 57.49; 500 freestyle: Matt Lovell (Squalicum) 5;52.15; 100 backstroke: Andrew Hansen (B-E) 1:02.97; 100 breaststroke: Rowan King (Squalicum) 1;05.88; 400 freestyle relay: B-E (Husband, Elliot, Rascoe, Dykstra) 4:16.90.