one last tune-up before the regional swimming and diving championships at the
end of the month, the Kodiak High School Bears sent a message at the Valley
Invite that they were the team to beat. There were a dozen schools represented
in the meet held in Palmer on Friday and Saturday.
Bears scored a combined 196 points, more than doubling second-place Homer's 83.
Kenai was third with 81, followed by Seward and Soldotna. The Lady Bears had
121 of those points to take first place over Homer and Kenai, while the Kodiak
boys had 75 points to beat Kenai and Seward.
Beck-Goodell won the girls 200-yard individual medley, Jori Lindquist took
first in the 100 backstroke and Laura Griffing won the 100 breastroke.
won the girls 200-yard medley relay, the 200 freestyle relay and the 400
Schauff won the boys 200 freestyle, ad Nando Macinko took the 50 freestyle.
boys team also won the 200 freestyle relay.
Region Three championship will be hosted here in Kodiak starting October 28th.
Teams in the region will come from the Kenai Peninsula and the Mat-Su, including
six of the squads Kodiak faced this weekend.
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