Glacier Swim Club boys and girls roll to Southeast titles

Posted: Monday, February 18, 2008

Juneau's Glacier Swim Club rolled to boys and girls titles at the Mike Smithers Southeast Alaska Swimming Championships on Sunday at the Augustus Brown Swimming Pool.

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Hall Anderson / Ketchikan Daily News
Hall Anderson / Ketchikan Daily News

The boys team racked up 648 points in the three-day meet while Sitka's Baranof Barracuda Swim Club took second place with 360 points. Viking Swim Club from Petersburg, the Haines Dolphins Swim Team, the Ketchikan Killer Whales and the Craig Waverunners Swim Club rounded out the top six.

On the girls end, GSC dominated with 864 points. Ketchikan took second with 388.5 points, followed by Viking Swim Club with 313.5 points. Sitka and Haines took fourth and fifth place respectively.

Three meet records fell on Sunday as Jenna Rutecki, Sara Bogert, Amber Kelly and Melissa Bogert set a new meet record in the 11-and-over girls 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1 minute, 40.34 seconds. The foursome are all members of the three-time defending Alaska high school state champion girls swimming and diving team from JDHS.

Melissa Bogert also set a new championship meet mark in the 15-and-over girls 100 butterfly with a time of 56.73.

Haines' Chris Downer set a new meet record in the boys 15-and-over 100 breaststroke with a winning time of 1:00.10.

Juneau's Dakota Isaak and Petersburg's Abel Aulbach amassed 49 points each over the three-day meet - the most of any competitors in any age group. Isaak competed in the 9-10 girls division while Aulbach swam in the 9-10 boys age group.

Of the 10 divisions, Juneau swimmers claimed the most points in the seven of the age groups.

Sarah Mertz' 44 points were good for the 8-and-under girls title while Ciera Kelly won the 11-12 girls title with 46 points.

Jonah Swanson won the 11-12 boys division with 47 points, Auri Clark took the 13-14 girls age group with 47 points, Melissa Bogert's 40 points were good for the 15-and-over girls crown while Cody Brunette won the 15-and-over boys title with 47 points.



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