Boys Swim 04-05

Boys Swimming & Diving 2005-06

Coach: Linda Bingler

Diving Coach: Susan Craig                                                   2005-06 Schedule


Swimmers Conclude Season

  Submitted by Coach Linda Bingler - Feb 11,2006       


      We competed in the West Central District III championships this weekend.  Results are posted on the website.  Overall, I was pleased with the performance of the Sequim High School Boys Swim Team for 2005-06, where we finished in 9th place at Districts.

       The newcomers to the team showed the most dramatic improvements and success this season.  James Cockburn was enthusiastic and motivated all season and it showed at Districts where he swam best times for his leg of the 200 and 400 free relays of 32.18 for the 50 in the  200 free relay and 1:14.11 for the 100 in the 400 free relay.  Alex Skinner was equally successful with a time of 40.17 for his breastroke leg of the 200 medley relay and a 1:13.28 for his 100 leg in the 400 free relay.  Chris Gish trained with James Cockburn and his enthusiasm showed at Districts with improvements in the 50 leg of the 200 free relay of 2 seconds with a time of 33.67.  All three are excited for next season.

       Of the veteran swimmers, Steffen Estep showed the most improvement.  He worked hard all season and it paid off at Districts in the relays.  He qualified for the 50 free individual event and swam in the prelims.  This event is so highly competitive that he didnít qualify for the finals.  His time in the prelims of 27.48 was better than past results.  He swam all three relays and continued to show improvement through prelims and finals as shown below:

                    50 free pre-district best time: 28.39  District best time 27.48

                    100 free pre-district best time  1:03.24 District best time 1:02.99


      Teddy Laboy was disappointed in his performance at Districts.  Although he had a best time in the 50 back leg of the 200 medley relay of 33.60, his freestyle and 100 back times did not improve.  Due to other commitments and illness during the season, his practice was inconsistent and he plans to have a better season next year.

       Taylor Hasenpflug showed a similar time for the 50 free leg of the 200 free relay during prelims to his past performance.  He did not compete in the finals.

       RC Harasick was our State hopeful this, his last season as he is a graduating senior.  He gave it a good effort during the prelims in the 100 fly with a near-State qualifying time of 56.91, where he was fourth overall.  In the finals however, his time was a 58.00 and he placed 5th overall.  The allocations this year were top 4 per event, so he will not be swimming at State in the 100 fly this year.  In his other events, he swam a best time during prelims for the 50 fly leg of the 200 medley relay with a time of 27.46 and finals of 26.69, in the 200 free in the prelims of 1:59.22, and for his 100 leg of the 400 free relay in the finals of 53.66.  RC has been accepted at West Point Academy and will attend there in the fall.



Harasick Highlight vs 'Riders


Submitted by Asst. Coach Chuck Lamb- Jan 24, 2006    

     We swam against Port Angeles today. We were out manned in both numbers and depth as we only have eight swimmers, three of whom are competing for the first time this year. The score was PA 118 and Sequim 49.

  RC Harasick took our only first place with 59.32 seconds in the 100 fly. He also improved his 50 free to 24.43 seconds.

     Several swimmers recorded personal best in their events. James Cockburn improved his 500 free by 1 minute 2 seconds and his 100 breast by 2 seconds. Steffen Estep improved both his 100 fly and his 100 back by 3 seconds. Daniel Sallee bettered his 200 free time by 1 minute 5 seconds
and his 100 back by 14 seconds. In the 200 IM Taylor Hasenpflug knocked
off 46 seconds and Teddy Laboy took of 6 seconds. Chris Gish improved
his 200 free by 19 seconds.

This is our final dual meet of the season with Districts coming up in
about 3 weeks.



8 Wolves Swim Best TImes vs Spartans

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Submitted by Coach Linda Bingler - Jan 19,2006    


     We swam against Bainbridge today.  It was a good meet for us as we had plenty of new best times.  The final score was 47:129.

We took first in the 200 free and 100 fly.  Swimmers that bettered previous times included:


RC Harasick in the 200 free by 4 seconds

Chris Gish in the 200 free by 20 seconds

Taylor Hasenpflug in the 200 IM by 31 seconds

James Cockburn in the 200 IM by 6 seconds

Steffen Estep in the 50 free by 0.5 seconds

Teddy Laboy in the 100 free by over a second

Alex Skinner in the 100 free by 4 seconds

Daniel Sallee in the 500 free by 4 seconds.


       Overall, the boys are swimming well and I expect to see good performances at the meet next week and at Districts in three weeks.


Estep Wins 100 Free vs Knights

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Submitted by Coach Linda Bingler - Jan 17,2006    


        We swam against Bremerton today and although they have many more swimmers than we do and they just qualified a relay for State, we were able to place first in one event, 2nd in all three relays and the 100 fly, 100 bk and 100 br.  Not bad for a young team.  Our first place finisher was Steffen Estep, a sophomore, who started competition swimming last year for the first time.  He hadnít competed in the 100 free before and had a very respectable 1:03.24.  Way to go Steffen!  Other surprising finishes included James Cockburn in the 200 IM (this is his first year competing and he didnít know the strokes at all at the beginning of the season), RC Harasick dropped almost 2 seconds off his best 100 fly this season and is nearing a State qualifying time, Taylor Hasenpflug dropped 20 seconds off his best 100 bk time and placed 2nd overall.



Vikings Bump Wolves 114-42

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Submitted by Coach Linda Bingler  Jan 10, 2006   


     Today we swam against North Kitsap, a 4A school.  We had far fewer swimmers than they did, but we managed to win 1 event and came in 2nd in 5 events (see results).  There were many best times today that included:


RC Harasick         200 IM by 3 seconds, 100 free by 5 seconds Ė both District qualifying

Taylor Hasenpflug            100 free by 6 seconds

Teddy Laboy         100 back by 10 seconds


Our next meet is at home against Bremerton.



Anacortes Too Much for Wolves

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Submitted by Coach Linda Bingler - Jan 6,2006    


      We swam against Anacortes today.  They had 14 swimmers to our 8, and most of their 14 were good.  We lost the meet with a score of 43:148.  We took first in the 50 free with RC Harasick coming in at 24.70 and the 500 free with RC again coming in at 5:35.54.  The 500 free time betters his 500 free time from last year by almost 25 seconds.  We also took 2nd in the 200 Medley relay (Harasick, Teddy Laboy, Steffen Estep, and Alex Skinner).  Steffen Estep had a big meet by placing 3rd in the 200 IM and 100 back.  Many swimmers were swimming their events for the first time, so did not better previous times, but those that did in addition to those already mentioned, included Taylor Hasenpflug in the 100 fly by 30 seconds and 500 free by 24 seconds and Daniel Sallee in the 100 free by 22 seconds.  Those qualifying for Districts included RC in the 50 free and 500 free.




Wolves Split Opening Double Dual!

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Submitted by Coach Linda Bingler    


     We had our first meet today of the boys season and it was a double dual meet.  We won against Olympic with a score of 79 to 59 and lost against Central Kitsap with a score of 117 to 53.  Our returnees from last season had a good meet with RC Harasick placing 1st overall in the 100 fly and achieving a best time of 59.08 Ė three seconds faster than his best last year.  Heís only 3 seconds away from state qualifying and I hope some earnest training over the holiday break will help him qualify in January.  Steffen Estep had a best time in the 50 free by 4 seconds with a 28.76, Taylor Hasenpflug had a best time in the 200 free and 100 breast.  Newcomer Alex Skinner was the big story with a top finish overall in the 100 breast and a great start this season with a time of 1:30.19.  Chris Gish had a good time for his first time out in the 50 free of 34.93, as well as James Cockburn with a time of 39.61.


This was our only scheduled meet prior to the Christmas break so weíll talk to you in the New Year.






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