PORT TOWNSEND — The East Jefferson girls’ swim team got in its initial time trial at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles.
The team’s 200 medley relay team of Olivia Schmidtt, Mary D’Arcy, Lizzy Krajewski and Emma McAdam posted a time of 3 minutes, 0.09 seconds, just beating East Jefferson’s other relay team of Jenna Hiegel, Melody Douglas, Adeline Gellert-DePalma and Gilliam McCracken, which had a time of 3:00.53.
The 400 free relay was not quite as close but still exciting with the team of Gellert-DePalma, Leona Lee, Hiegel and D’Arcy posting a time of 5:28.27 to the 400 free relay team’s (Magdaline Ferland, Krajewski, Schmidtt and Douglass) time of 5:30.35.
Hiegel swam a personal best and top time overall in her 100 backstroke (1:24.82), and D’Arcy swam the top times in the 100 butterfly (1:18.61) and 100 breaststroke (1:26.81). Coach Peter Braden said Hiegel and D’Arcy had returned to swimming after two- and three-year hiatuses, respectively.
Chloe Lampert rose to the occasion, swimming a personal best 100 backstroke time of 1:48.60.
Braden also noted most of the team had not been swimming since November 2019, and he thought there were some understandable jitters.
The team will continue to practice at Mountain View Pool, Monday through Friday, and swim their virtual meets on Saturday at the Shore Aquatic Center, since it has a 25-yard pool and Port Townsend has a 20-yard pool, which can’t be used for time trials. The team expressed its gratitude to the City of Port Townsend for working hard to open the pool for the team as it is not yet open to the public. The school district provides its own security and insurance and has a history of partnering with the city and the pool.
Olympic 3, East Jefferson 1
PORT TOWNSEND — Olympic beat East Jefferson 3-1 in the Port Townsend/Chimacum combined team’s match this weekend.
Olympic won 25-12, 25-23, 21-25, 25-22. The teams played a fifth game that didn’t count for the final score and Olympic won 16-14.
“It was a well-fought game by the whole team,” said coach Emily Zenz.
Akira Anderson had seven aces and seven kills for East Jefferson, while Macy Aumock had three aces and Sophie Patterson had three kills.
South Bend 4, Forks 0
FORKS — Playing a team that consists mostly of eighth-graders and after repeated delays due to COVID-19 and snow, the Forks soccer girls finally got back on the pitch this weekend in their new league against South Bend.
The Spartans lost 4-0, but coach Tracy Gillette was proud of how her young team played. Fifteen out of the 26 players on the roster are in the eighth grade. There are no seniors.
“The eighth-graders rose to the occasion. They performed wonderfully,” Gillette said. “Kudos to all of them for their first varsity game.”
Forks played Monday against Adna after press deadline.