PREP SPORTS: Port Angeles Swim & Dive splashes past Sequim

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles depth and talent pushed the Roughriders to first-place finishes in all 12 events and a number of state qualifying times in a 136-41 girls swim and dive meet victory over rival Sequim.

Port Angeles’ biggest wins in Wednesday’s meet at the Shore Aquatic Center came from Mackenzie DuBois and the 400-yard freestyle relay team.

DuBois dominated in the 500 free, touching in 90 seconds ahead of Sequim while securing her fourth individual state qualifying time of the season.

DuBois also teamed with Harper McGuire, Asgeirsson and Fu in the 400 free to earn Port Angeles’ first state qualifying time.

“In order to obtain a state time in the 400 free relay, you need to have four swimmers that are close to or under 1 minute in the 100 free. We didn’t have that depth until last week,” coach Sally Cole said.

“I told the four girls on the relay team that if they all swam personal bests, we would qualify for state. They took that information and swam with it; crushing the state qualifying time by 5 seconds. I couldn’t be prouder!”

The 200 medley relay team of Rachel Cooper, McGuire, Fu and DuBois started Wednesday’s meet at Shore Aquatic Center off right with a victory, finishing 14 seconds ahead of Sequim.

In the very next event, the 200 freestyle, the Riders swept the top three places as Brooke St Luise claimed top honors, Sara Wilson was second and Lizzy Shaw ended up third.

Fu then topped the field in the 200 individual medley while DuBois nabbed another first place in the 50 free, McGuire grabbed first in the 100 fly, finishing 6 seconds ahead of the nearest wolf, and Wilson swam to victory in the 100 free.

To start the second half of the meet off on the right food, the 200 free relay squad of Shaw, Wilson, St Luise and Asgeirsson tacked on another big win, 12 seconds ahead of their nearest competitor.

In the next event, the 100 backstroke, St Luise stole the show, touching in 7 seconds before the runner-up. Cooper then finished up individual events with a 6-second victory over Sequim.

The Port Angeles Diving team claimed top spots with freshman Lynzee Reid winning the competition.

The Riders host East Jefferson on Wednesday.

Cross Country Riders, Wolves compete

BELFAIR — Port Angeles and Sequim’s boys cross country teams earned fourth and seventh-place finishes, respectively, at Wednesday’s eight team Olympic League meet at North Mason High School.

The Riders were led by senior Maxwell Baeder’s sixth-place finish with a time of 18 minutes, 21 seconds. Kasten Kowen was 15th for Port Angeles (19:02); while Bryce DeLeon ended up (26th (19:48).

Sequim’s Collin Feik led the Wolves, placing 18th in 19:26.

Kingston won the boys meet as Bucs junior Lucas Lenz claimed the race in 17:37.

Neither Sequim nor Port Angeles had a full girls team at the race.

Leia Larson placed sixth for the Riders in 22:22, while Faerin Tait was 21st in 24:31.

Liberty Mavy paced the Wolves with a 12th-place finish (22:53), while Anastasia Updike came in 20th (24:19).

Port Angeles and Sequim will compete at the Nike Hole in the Wall Invitational at Lakewood High School on Saturday.

Boys Tennis Port Angeles 4, Bainbridge 3

BAINBRIDGE — The Roughriders (9-0) remained unbeaten, sweeping the singles matches and clinching the match with a victory in the No. 3 doubles contest.

“Bainbridge Island put up a valiant fight, but the Riders were too much in the end,” coach Brian Gundersen said.

“No. 3 doubles duo Luke Flodstrom and Tate Alton got off to a slow start and dropped the first set, but came roaring back to win going away.”

Port Angeles visited North Kitsap late Thursday.

Port Angeles 4, Bainbridge 3

Match Report

Singles

No. 1 — Reef Gelder (PA) def. Brogan Rice, 6-2, 7-5.

No. 2 — Nathan Basden (PA) def. Garner Hall, 6-2, 7-5.

No. 3 — Reid Schmidt (PA) def. Liv Hensles, 6-3, 6-1.

Doubles

No. 1 — Ari Mielbrecht-Hansen-Aidan McLennan def. Edun Bailey-Jacob Miller (PA), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

No. 2 — Reed Grandt-Brodie Lawrence def. Zak Alton-Elijah Flodstrom (PA), 6-4, 7-6.

No. 3 — Luke Flodstrom-Tate Alton (PA) def. Andrew Nelson-Erik Farley, 1-6, 6-1, 6-0.

No. 4 — Rafferty Rosencrans-Rowan Kehoe def. Kellen Garcelon-Isaac Shamp (PA), 6-3, 6-0.

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Sports reporter Michael Carman can be contacted at mcarman@ peninsuladailynews.com.

KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Sequim’s Melia Nelson competes in the 100-yard butterfly race against Port Angeles at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles on Wednesday.

KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Port Angeles' Mackenzie DuBois swims in the 500-yard freestyle race during Wednesday's meet against Sequim at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles.

KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Port Angeles’ Mackenzie DuBois swims in the 500-yard freestyle race during Wednesday’s meet against Sequim at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles.