GSC competes in Haines

Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011

The Glacier Swim Club took 47 swimmers to Haines to compete in the Winter Games Invitational Meet, which included about 100 swimmers from Juneau, Haines and Whitehorse and took place the weekend of the weekend of Jan. 21-23

Scores weren’t kept but Mia Ruffin led the charge with 12 first-place finishes in the girls’ 11-12 division. Thane Reishus-O’Brien won 10 races in the boys’ 13-14 division, Charlie Jim won eight races in the boys’ 10-and-under division, Andyn Mulgrew-Truitt won eight races in the girls’ 10-and-under division and Cecilia Ramos also won eight races in the girls’ 13-14 age group.

GSC had 59 percent of the best times for the meet.

“A great effort considering we are midseason, with most swimmers preparing for upcoming championship meets,” GSC coach Scott Griffith said via e-mail.

Griffith listed Max Blust, Alex Cesar, Joseph Ferlauto, Thomas Ferlauto, Jenae Kesey, Keleo Luerra, Robert Newman, Conner Norman, Kaia Quinto and Abigail Schmidt as “swimmers with all best times.”

The next meet is The Great Alaska Open Senior Championships, Feb. 18-20 in Juneau, followed by Alaska Age Group Championships, Feb. 25-27 in Fairbanks.

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