Glacier Swim Club claims team title at Southeast meet

Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Girls ruled at last weekend's Mike Smithers Southeast Alaska Swimming Championships in Petersburg.

Nineteen meet records fell - 16 of them in girls individual or relay events - during the competition, held Friday through Sunday. Kristin Jones of Juneau's Glacier Swim Club set five individual meet records and swam on one record-setting relay team to help GSC win the combined team title.

Juneau swimmers collected 1,241 points, while Petersburg's Viking Swim Club was second with 883 and the Ketchikan Killer Whales were third with 690 at the meet. Juneau won the girls competition with 740 points, while Ketchikan was second with 464. In the boys competition, Petersburg won the title with 527 points, while Juneau was second with 501.

Juneau's Jones was the top-scoring swimmer in the girls age 15-over division, while Kyle O'Brien of Juneau was the top-scoring swimmer in the boys age 15-over division.

The meet drew more than 160 swimmers from Juneau, Haines, Petersburg, Sitka, Ketchikan and Craig. For complete results, look on the Web at http://www.gsc-swim.org.

Top-scoring swimmers at the meet, by age group and gender, were:

• Age 8-under: Girls - Maddy Stephens, Ketchikan Killer Whales.

Boys - Evan Marsh, Viking Swim Club.

• Age 9-10: Girls - Annika Stenfjord, VSC. Boys - Preston Marsh, VSC.

• Age 11-12: Girls - Jordan Piper, Haines Dolphins Swim Team. Boys - Thor Stenfjord, VSC.

• Age 13-14: Girls - Laura Miller, KKW. Boys - Ben Adams, Baranof Barracudas Swim Club (Sitka).

• Age 15-over: Girls - Kristin Jones, GSC. Boys - Kyle O'Brien, GSC.

Other Juneau swimmers to place in the top five in their age-division scoring included:

• Age 8-under: Girls - Ciera Kelly, third; Savannah Cayce, fourth; Carissa Anderson, fifth.

• Age 9-10: Girls - Auri Clark, second.

• Age 11-12: Girls - Kate Lukshin, second.

• Age 13-14: Girls - Jenna Rutecki, second; Amber Kelly, third. Boys - Seth Cayce, second; Cody Brunette, third; Alex Barto, fifth.

• Age 15-over: Girls - Sara Bogert, third (tie); Melissa Bogert, third (tie); Julia Dicostanzo, fifth. Boys - Tyler Hennon, third.

Record-setting swimmers included, in Friday's finals:

• Abigail Ahyong, Tess Jagusch, Kirsta Bezenek, Laura Miller, Ketchikan Killer Whales, girls age 13-14 200-yard medley relay, 1 minute, 59.10 seconds (old record 2:00.67).

• Sara Bogert, Helen Riemer, Kristin Jones, Annie Choate, Glacier Swim Club, girls 15-18 200 medley relay, 2:00.92 (old record 2:01.52).

• Kristin Jones, GSC, girls 15-18 200 individual medley, 2:14.97 (old record 2:18.29).

• Abbey Jackson, Viking Swim Club, girls 15-18 100 backstroke, 1:02.01 (old record 1:03.03).

In Friday's preliminaries:

• Kristin Jones, GSC, girls 15-over 500 freestyle, 5:15.16 (old record not available).

In Saturday's finals:

• Tess Jagusch, Abigail Ahyong, Kirsta Bezenek, Laura Miller, KKW, girls 13-14 400 freestyle relay, 3:54.91 (old record 3:57.09).

• Maddy Stephens, KKW, girls 8-under 25 backstroke, 19.24 (old record 19.38).

• Preston Marsh, VSC, boys 10-under 50 backstroke, 34.10 (old record 34.99).

• Abbey Jackson, VSC, girls 15-18 200 backstroke, 2:12.51 (old record 2:15.15).

• Laura Miller, KKW, girls 13-14 100 freestyle, 53.71 (old record 55.25).

• Ben Adams, Baranof Barracudas Swim Club, boys 13-14 100 freestyle, 50.93 (old record 51.45, set by Adams in Saturday's preliminaries).

In Saturday's preliminaries:

• Kristen Jones, GSC, girls 15-over 400 individual medley, 4:45.23 (old record 5:00.97).

In Sunday's finals:

• Tess Jagusch, Abigail Ahyong, Kirsta Bezenek, Laura Miller, KKW, girls age 13-14 200 freestyle relay, 1:46.46 (old record 1:47.28).

• Laura Miller, KKW, girls 13-14 50 freestyle, 24.48 (also a Southeast region record; old region record 24.67).

• Laura Miller, KKW, girls 13-14 200 freestyle, 1:57.36 (old record 2:00.55).

• Kristin Jones, GSC, girls 15-18 200 freestyle, 1:59.56 (old record 2:01.01).

• Kristin Jones, GSC, girls 15-18 100 butterfly, 1:00.62 (old record 1:01.51).

• Melissa Bogert, GSC, girls 15-over 1650 freestyle, 18:51.62 (old record 19:29.42).

In Sunday's preliminaries:

• Ben Adams, BBSC, boys 13-14 50 freestyle, 22.93 (old record not available).



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