Talon Lindquist Lowers 200 IM Record, Dimond Girls, Thunder Mountain Boys Win Alaska States

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Dimond High School beat Kodiak High School 97 to 92 for the Alaska Girls state championship on Saturday evening. Sitka scored 86 points to finish third, well ahead of the rest of the field. The Thunder Mountain boys scored 94 points, just better than Dimond’s 91 points. In third was Kodiak with 64 points.

Girls

Dimond high school was led by Jessica Davis and Erin Moody. Moody won the 100 freestyle in 52.91 and was second in the 200 with a 1:54.91. Joining her in the top three of the 100 was teammate Emma Cegelka (54.19) with bronze. Touching second was Lathrop’s Katy McCarther (53.70). Kodiak’s Marina Cummiskey won the 200 free (1:53.22). Cummiskey also won the 100 fly (57.77).

Davis won the 200 IM with a 2:11.00, just faster than South Anchorage’s Summer Cheng (2:11.47). David added a second gold in the 100 back (58.81).

In a close race, Sitka won the 200 freestyle relay over Dimond. Whitney McArtherKyleigh McArthur, Davis, and Skylar Moore touched in 1:39.26 while Moody, Breckynn WillisTatum Willis, and Cegelka were a tenth back in 1:39.37. Moore was the 100 breaststroke champion in 1:05.43.

The meet’s opening 200 medley relay was even closer. Kodiak’s Cumminskey, Leslie SpearDevon Cummiskey, and Hannah Glover stopped the clock in 1:49.22 and Sitka’s Davis, Whitney McArthur, Sophia Schwantes, and Moore posted a 1:49.27.

Dimond had two in the top three of the 500 free. Camryn Williams (5:23.30) and Emi Soldwel (5:24.52) were first and third. Sanwhiched between them was Grace Harang (5:24.28) of Sitka.

Wanlaya Jarupakorn of Bartlett topped the 50 free in 24.60. Palmer’s Chloe Hartman won one meter diving with a score of 380.95.

Dimond ended the meet with a dominant 400 freestyle relay victory. Cegelka, Mikayla Terry, Breckynn Willia, and Moody touched in 3:37.33.

Boys

Thunder Mountain won the 200 medley relay by a solid margin. Casey HamiltonBergen DavisSpencer Holt, and Chris Ray touched in 1:36.47.

Davis and Hamilton finished second (1:53.07) and third (1:53.21) in the 200 IM behind Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist. Lindquist lowered his own 2014 state record of 1:52.01 with a 1:51.93 in prelims and a 1:50.08 in finals.

Hamilton later won the 100 back (51.10), just faster than Jake Simmons (51.17) of Colony High School. Davis took 100 breaststroke gold in 57.42, narrowly beating Eagle River’s John Heaphy (57.68). Lathrop’s Alex Suleimani also cleared a minute (58.61).

Maximus Addington of Dimond High School won the 200 free in 1:41.67. Suleimani (1:42.09) and Holt (1:42.26) took silver and bronze.

Thunder Mountain teammates Raymie Matiashowski (4:52.62) and Ray (4:54.26) took gold and silver in the 500 free.

Dimond High School emerged from the pack in the 200 freestyle relay with Addington, Jesse TatakisNate Flores, and Reed Dittlinger in 1:26.35. Dittlinger, Tatakis, Andrew Walch, and Addington combined for a 3:10.34 to take the 400 freestyle relay ahead of Thunder Mountain’s Hamilton, Ray, Davis, and Holy (3:11.27).

Full results available here.

2 comments

  1. avatar
    ac

    Congratulations!! Jessica Davis led the Sitka girls team with her 2 individual gold medal finishes.