KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School swim and dive team is flying to Anchorage.
Kayhi is sending several competitors to participate in the ASAA swim and dive state championship meet this weekend at Bartlett High School.
Preliminaries are scheduled for Friday, and final events will be on Saturday.
Kayhi’s John Bullock, Trevor Dash, Kyan Klinger, Larry Kuharich and Lauren Olson are set to compete on the swimming side, and Emily Bolling and Kellyn Briggs will participate in diving.
Kayhi’s Alec Lundburg also is listed in meet information as having qualified as an alternate in the boys’ 200-yard IM.
Olson is set to compete in the girls’ 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breaststroke.
Dash will compete in the boys’ 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breaststroke.
Kuharich is set to race in the boys’ 500-yard freestyle.
Klinger will be in the boys’ 100-yard freestyle, and also is listed as an alternate in the 100-yard backstroke.
Along with Klinger, Bullock will compete in the boys’ 100-yard freestyle, and is listed as an alternate in the 50-yard freestyle.
Craig High School swimmers head to state
Seven members of the Craig High School swim team advanced to the state meet in Anchorage.
Ada Creighton, Manami Lehman and Taiya Wells will represent the team in girls’ competitions, while Ethan Dill, Elias Mank, Wes Mank and Grant Maygren will do the same in boys’ competitions.
In addition to the seven swimmers guaranteed a spot at state, Craig’s Tully Rice is listed in meet information as having qualified as an alternate in the boys’ 500-yard freestyle.
Along with individual events, Craig will compete in a pair of relays. Dill, Maygren, and Elias and Wes Mank will participate in the boys’ 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay.
Olson to compete against Lydia Jacoby
Kayhi senior Lauren Olson will have her work cut out for her in the girls’ 100-yard breaststroke event.
U.S. Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby also will be swimming in the event. Jacoby won her gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke during the Tokyo Olympics this past summer.
Albeit, the Jacoby and Olson might be in different heats during Friday’s preliminaries, as Jacoby holds the top spot, with a seed time of 1:00.22. Jacoby swims with Seward High School.
Olson has the 14th spot, with a best time of 1:13.54. Craig’s Taiya Wells also is set to compete in the race, and has the 15th best time, in 1:13.74.
Jacoby also will compete in the girls’ 200-yard IM during the state meet. She holds the top time, in 2:07.88 — four seconds behind the state record.