Port Angeles Roughriders

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: PA swimmers go up against 3A power; bottomfish meeting set

BAINBRIDGE — The Port Angeles boys swim team hit the road Thursday to face their toughest foe to date this season. The Bainbridge Spartans showed why they are one the top programs in Class 3A with a 143-37 win over the Roughriders.

“The boys were well aware of the challenge, Bainbridge is fast and they have depth, so we focused on setting individual records for the season and swimming new event,” Port Angeles coach Sally Cole said. “I’m extremely proud of how all the boys performed at this meet, we came away with a handful of new district qualifying times and personal bests.”

Sophomore Colby Ellefson improved on his prior district qualifying time in the 200-yard freestyle and later earned a personal best time in the 500 freestyle.

Senior co-captain Josh Gavin was third for the Riders in the 500 freestyle, dropping six seconds off his district time.

Junior Jacob Miller earned a personal best in the 50 freestyle and trimmed three seconds off his 100 free time.

Also earning a personal best time in the 100 free for this season was junior Aidan Butterworth, who placed fifth.

Cole said the biggest improvement of the meet was the 400 freestyle relay, made up of Gavin, Ellefson, Alex Che and Adam Weller. Beating their fastest time by 17 seconds, the relay team came in second in that event.

Che and Weller also showed their strengths in individual events.

Che made his debut in the 200 individual medley, earning a third-place finish and nabbing a district qualifying time. Weller had his first appearance this season in the 100 breaststroke, earning another district time for the Riders.

Senior co-captain Adam Boyd also achieved a district time in the 200 freestyle.

Port Angeles hosts Olympic on Tuesday.

Bottomfish meeting

OLYMPIA — A discussion of future management options for coastal recreational bottomfish in 2023 and 2024 is planned virtually at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

West Coast bottomfish are managed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council on a biennial management cycle. The Council is currently considering annual catch limits and management measures such as seasons and bag limits that will affect coastal bottomfish fisheries during the 2023-2024 biennium.

Tuesday’s meeting will review preliminary analysis and get feedback on potential management measures to keep the catch within the state’s recreational harvest guidelines during the upcoming biennium.

Additional meetings will be held this spring to get input from participants in the Washington coastal recreational bottomfish fishery throughout the Council’s public process during the April and June 2022 Council meetings.

The meeting will be conducted virtually on Microsoft Teams.

To participate, visit the meeting link, or call in to the meeting by dialing 564-999-2000 and then entering the meeting ID: 279 620 587#.

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