High School Sports

Bellingham swimming wins 9 events in victory

Bellingham’s boys’ swimming team defeated Archbishop Murphy and Sedro-Woolley by a score of 152-74-61, respectively, on Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.

The Red Raiders won nine out of the 12 events in the meet to improve their record to 4-0.

Bellingham swept all three relay events during the meet. Mike Leishman placed first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:09.55, Logan Dozal won the 200 individual medley with a 2:17.54 finish, Brisen Pearson placed first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:01.16, Shea Milke swam a 5:33.74 to place first in the 500 freestyle and Jack Aldrich placed first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:10.13.

Ferndale co-ops with Bellingham, its swimmer of the meet was freshman Brandon Wilhoite who placed third in the 100 breastroke, Bellingham coach Jeff Anderson said in an e-mail.

The Red Raiders’ 4-0 record is the best start in years, Andrerson said.

Bellingham swims against Anacortes next at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Fidalgo Pool.

Bellingham 152, Archbishop Murphy 74, Sedro-Woolley 61

200 medley relay: BHS (Brisen Pearson, Eli Ninnemann, Shea Mielke, Logan Dozal) 1:58:67; 200 freestyle: Mike Leishman (BHS) 2:09:55; 200 individual medley: Logan Dozal (BHS) 2:17:54; 50 freestyle: Nick Turgeon-Orbe (SWHS) :23.21; Diving: Elliot Forde (ATM) 244.60; 100 butterfly: Brisen Pearson (BHS) 1:01.16; 100 freestyle: Nick Turgeon-Orbe (SWHS) :50.63; 500 freestyle: Shea Milke (BHS) 5:33.74; 200 freestyle relay: BHS (Grant Hildreth, Dalton Hanks, Mike Leishman, Shea Milke) 1:46.36; 100 backstroke: Jack Aldrich (BHS) 1:10.13; 100 breaststroke: Eli Ninnemann (BHS) 1:17.76; 400 freestyle relay: BHS (Mike Leishman, Grant Hildreth, Logan Dozal, Brisen Pearson) 3:54.33.

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