High School Sports

Lions swim to first win of year

The Lynden boys’ swim team set 26 personal bests in a late meet on Tuesday, Jan. 6, as it beat Sedro-Woolley 114-39 for its first Northwest Conference win of the year at Fidalgo Pool in Anacortes.

Coach Steve Gibb called Roscoe Perry and Nick Kildall the most improved swimmers of the meet for the Lions (1-2, 1-2 NWC), as each had 30-plus second drops in the 500 freestyle and big drops swimming legs on 400 freestyle relay. Perry also dropped five-plus seconds in the 100 breaststroke.

Jordan Thompson and Michael Johnson were double winners for Lynden, where won every event except the 50 and 500 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. Thompson won the 200 individual medley in 2:34.20 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:18, while Johnson claimed wins in the 100 butterfly (1:05.20) and the 500 freestyle (6:03.53).

The Lions next host Sehome at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Lynden YMCA.

Lynden 114, Sedro-Woolley 39

200 medley relay: Lynden (swimmers not available) 1:52.82; 200 freestyle: Jon Wiley (Lynden) 2:17.13; 200 individual medley: Jordan Thompson (Lynden) 2:34.20; 50 freestyle: Turgeon-Orbe (Sedro-Woolley) 23.22; 100 butterfly: Michael Johnson (Lynden) 1:05.20; 100 freestyle: Sampson (Sedro-Woolley) 57.59; 500 freestyle: Michael Johnson (Lynden) 6:03.53; 200 freestyle relay: Lynden (swimmers not available) 1:48.70; 100 backstroke: Turgeon-Orbe (Sedro-Woolley) 1:04.75; 100 breaststroke: Jordan Thompson (Lynden) 1:18.55; 400 freestyle relay: Lynden (swimmers not available) 4:23.31.