High School Bears swept the Region Three swimming and diving championships at
Skyview High School in Soldotna over the weekend. The girls racked up 115
points, with the boys scoring an even 100.
Jori Lindquist broke the region record in the 200 freestyle, with a time under
two-minutes, while junior Celeste Beck-Goodell set a new record in the 500
freestyle. Meanwhile, senior Scott Wandersee broke a 1994 record from the
the Kodiak girls won all 11 of the events at regions. They followed that up
with seven this year. Their first-place victory was 58 points better than
second-place Soldotna. Homer was third, with Kenai and Wasilla tying for fourth.
It's the third straight region title for the Kodiak girls.
were 43 points better than runner-up Wasilla. Soldotna was third, followed by
Homer and Colony. It's the boys' fifth region crown in seven years.
coach John Lindquist told the Peninsula Clarion that he credits the Bears'
performance to the fact that most of his team swims and trains year-round.
swimming and diving championships will begin Friday at Anchorage's Bartlett