PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles cruised past Klahowya, winning 11 of 12 events in its first home girls swim meet of the season, as the Roughriders triumphed 127-47.
All three relay teams claimed first-place victories with season-best times by the 200-yard freestyle relay squad of Sara Wilson, Yau Fu, Mackenzie DuBois and Harper McGuire and the 400 free relay (DuBois, Brooke St Luise, Lizzy Shaw and Danika Asgeirsson).
In individual events, Port Angeles swept the 100 free’s top 3 places with McGuire swimming a personal best on her way to an event win and a district-qualifying time.
Emerson DuBois placed second and freshman Chole Kay-Sanders finished third.
“In the 200 individual medley McGuire fought her way to another victory in a close race, just out touching Klahowya by nine tenths of a second,” coach Sally Cole said. “Lynzee Reid and Lizzy Shaw proved again that the Riders have a strong new batch of freshmen swimmers. Both took top honors in their events, Reid in the 100 backstroke and Shaw in the 50 free.
“Rachel Cooper swam an impressive 100 breast improving her time by 2.5 seconds from just last week, earning another win for the Riders. Danika Asgeirsson and Yau Fu pulled in the rest of the Riders’ victories, topping the field in the 500 Free and the 100 butterfly respectively.
In diving, Fu set a personal record of 137.55 points with her attempt. Senior co-captain Grace Possinger followed just behind with 135.05 points and Brooke St Luise made her debut on the board capturing 128.65 points.
Acquiring new Districts qualifying times in only the second meet of the season for PA were Brooke St Luise (200 Free), McGuire (200 IM), Shaw (50 Free, 500 Free), Asgeirsson (50 Free, 500 Free), Fu (100 Fly), and Sara Wilson (100 Breast).
The Riders host Kingston on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Shore Aquatic Center.
Boys Tennis Port Angeles 7, Kingston 0
PORT ANGELES — The Riders used their depth and experience to sweep the Buccaneers at home Wednesday, according to coach Brian Gundersen.
“Kingston was a bit short-handed due to illness, so the Riders got three forfeits to go with their wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles and doubles,” Gundersen said.
Port Angeles 7, Kingston 0
No. 1 — Reef Gelder (PA) def. Aiden Matteson, 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 — Nathan Basden (PA) def. ack Botler, 6-2, 6-1.
No. 3 — Reid Schmidt (PA) won by forfeit.
No. 1 — Edun Bailey-Zane Glassock (PA) def. 6-2, 6-1.
No. 2 — Zak Alton-Elijah Flodstrom (PA) def. Ralneo Boxens-Josh Van Huis, 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3 — Kellen Garcelon-Jacob Miller (PA) won by forfeit.
No. 4 — Luke Flodstrom-Tate Alton (PA) won by forfeit.
Olympic 4, Sequim 3
BREMERTON — Two Wolves’ doubles players stepped into singles play and picked up wins in a match Sequim tied in terms of contested matches, but lost on a forfeit.
William Hughes earned player of the match honors from coach Mark Textor after earning a 6-0, 6-4 win in his No. 3 singles contest.
Espn Judd earned a straight-set win in his No. 2 singles match and Sequim’s top player, Garrett Little also earned a straight-set sweep.
Olympic 4, Sequim 3
No. 1 — Garrett Little (Seq) def. Ryan Plately 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 — Espn Judd (Seq) def. Jonathan Mourich 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3 — William Hughes (Seq) def. Parker Jones 6-0, 6-4.
No. 1 — Colby Andrews-Drew Walters def. Jack Crecilus-Aaron Judd (Seq) 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 — Levi Caldwell-Zach Mercer def. Lincoln Bear-Hunter Tennell (Seq) 6-3, 6-2.
No. 3 — Jesse Arsenio-Dylan Williams def. Ryan Stitel/Zach Port 6-3, 6-1.
No. 4 — Sequim forfeit.
BREMERTON — Port Angeles’ Jack Gladfelter continued his hot start to the cross country season with his second Olympic League meet victory in as many tries in a league meet held at the former East High School on Wednesday.
Fresh off a Salt Creek Invitational win last Saturday, Gladfelter ran the 5,000-meter (3.1-mile) course in 16 minutes, 31.7 seconds, 15.8 seconds ahead of second-place Lucas Lenz of Kingston.
Sequim’s Colby Ellefson was third in 16:48.4.
The Buccaneers claimed the boys’ team victory with 47 points, while the Wolves edged the Riders 72 to 70 for second place.
Maxwell Baeder ended up fourth for Port Angeles with a time of 17:27.2, Langdon Larson placed 12th for the Riders in 18:52.6, Kowen Kasten was 23rd in 19:55.2 and Jayden McLarty finished 32nd in 20:48.7.
Sequim’s Owen Randall also earned a top-10 finish, placing ninth in 18:30.9.
Collin Feik placed 17th for the Wolves with a time of 19:36, James Mason was 19th in 19:39.5 and Calem Klinger finished 22nd in 19:48.7.
Kaitlyn Bloomenrader placed second for Sequim while Port Angeles’ Leia Larson was fourth in the girls race.
Bloomenrader’s time of 21:42.5 led the Wolves to a fourth-place finish with 92 points.
Anastasia Updike also placed 12th for Sequim in 24:31.6.
North Kitsap’s Salix Wartes-Kahl won the race in 20:50.9 and the Vikings won the team portion of the meet with 50 points.
Larson posted a time of 22:19.4 for the Riders, while sophomore Faerin Tait placed 15th in 24:57.4. Port Angeles doesn’t have enough girls runners to compile team points.
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