Sequim Gazette staff
One of Sequim’s best swimmers, Eric Prosser, qualified for two more events at districts last week while his teammates continued to show resolve for the future as well.
Sequim (0-4) swam against the Olympic Trojans (1-1) on Jan. 9 in the 117-57 loss but Prosser continued to soar through the water by qualifying for districts in the 50 free (24.56) and 100 breaststroke (1:13.07).
He’s already qualified in the 200 individual medley, 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. He hasn’t qualified for state yet.
Markus Petersen is the only other Wolves’ swimmer to qualify for districts (100 backstroke) so far.
Coach Linda Moats said she doesn’t anticipate any more swimmers qualifying individually but a few relay teams may qualify late in the season. She said she’s seeing a lot of improvement in the largely inexperienced team as several swimmers bested themselves against the Trojans.
Stone Diggs improved by 8 seconds in the 200 freestyle, while Christian Goodrich shaved 2 seconds off his 50 freestyle time and Logan Hankinson took 3 seconds off his 100 freestyle time.
Prosser improved by 2 seconds in the 50 freestyle and 2 seconds faster on his 100 breaststroke time and his 200 medley relay team with Wendall Lorenzen, Zak Robinson and Hayes Clawson improved by 6 seconds (2:23.26).
Moats said Clawson, who competed for the first time, had impressive times for his debut in the 50 free and his three legs in three relays. She also complimented Jared Kneidl who persevered through the 200 and 500 free events without complaint.
Sequim travels to Kingston (1-2) on Thursday, Jan. 16 for its next meet.