FEDERAL WAY — Port Angeles diver Allison Hodgin sparked the Roughriders to a 17th overall finish at the Class 2A-1A state swimming championships Saturday.
Hodgin captured fourth place in state with a score of 244.40.
Sequim and Port Townsend also had athletes at the state meet, held Thursday through Saturday at King County Aquatic Center.
The Riders had one of their best finishes at state in several years.
Ashlee Reid, Jenna Moore, Tracie Macias and Tarah Erickson claimed ninth place in the 200-yard medley relay team for Port Angeles.
Only four of the 15 Port Angeles swimmers and divers at state are seniors.
Everyone who swam in the finals will return next season except senior Jenna Moore, allowing Port Angeles to come back with a strong, experienced team.
Sequim at state
Sequim’s Rachel Hardy captured 14th place in the 50-yard freestyle event at state in a time of 26.89 seconds.
Hardy also improved on her time in the 100 free but just missed qualifying for the finals.
Hardy finished her high school swimming career going to state all four years and lettering each year as well.
PT at state
Madison Braden, Hana McAdam, Olivia Cremeans and Renanda Walcome all competed in the 200 medley relay for the Redskins.
Port Townsend had the only 1A relay team in the mostly 2A state meet, and was the largest “small team” in attendance with four qualifying swimmers while most teams only had one or two.The team finished 22nd overall in the medley relay while Braden captured 19th and broke the team record for the third time this season in the 100 backstroke with the time of 1:09.11.