Girl Swimmers Dominate Homer Invitational
Monday, 08 September 2008
Kodiak boys and girls swimmers fared well at the Homer Invitational Saturday,
with the boys taking second and the girls finishing first overall in team
Kodiak’s girls blew the competition
out of the water with 124 team points, soundly beating second place Homer,
which had 71. Third place Wasilla had 43 points. The boys finished with 85 team
points, four points behind first place Wasilla. Third place Homer had 62.
Kodiak’s Karen Philpot
won the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 2:06, besting Kenai’s Olivia Pfeifer
by one-second. Philpot also won the 100-meter backstroke. Celeste Beck-Goodell
from Kodiak won both the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle. Laura
Griffing won the 100 meter breaststroke and the 100 freestyle for the Bears and
Kodiak’s Kyla Young won the 100 meter butterfly. The girls also won the
200-meter medley relay, the 200 freestyle relay, and the 400 freestyle relay.
boys were also led by strong relay finishes. Kodiak won the 400-meter freestyle
relay, with a time of 3:33 seconds, six-seconds better than second place Colony
and nine-seconds better than third place Homer. The Bears also came in second
in the 200 medley relay and fourth in the 200 freestyle relay. Nando Macinko
had second place finishes in both the 200- and 100-meter freestyle races for
the boys. Eric Friccero was second in the 50 freestyle, and Hayden Linscheid
was the runner up in the 500-meter free. Scott Wandersee came in second in the one-meter
diving event with a score of 258-point-55, just four-tenths of a point behind
the winner, David Kennedy of Wasilla.
Bears’ swimmers host Homer in a dual meet this weekend, with races scheduled
for both Friday and Saturday.