KSC's Story is high-point earner second year in a row
March 9th, 2017 | Sean Pearson
Kachemak Swim Club's Madison Story went to the finals in all seven of her events at the Alaska Swimming Age Group Championship Meet in Fairbanks on Feb. 24-26. Story racked up a team-high 35 points with her swims, earning her overall high-point honors for the second year in a row.
In the 13-year-old division, Story finished first in both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststrokes, second in the 50 freestyle and 200 individual medley, third in 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke and fourth in the 200 backstroke.
Also in the 13-year-old division, Kira Milne took fourth in both the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke, Adeline Berry was fifth in the 100 free, and Ella Blanton-Yourkowski finished sixth in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle.
In the girls 10-and-under division, Hazel Pearson placed fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke, while 11-year-old teammate Carly Nelson was fourth in the 200 IM, fifth in the 100 backstroke and sixth in both the 50 back and the 400 IM.
In the girls 12-year-old division, Kaylin Anderson was fourth in the 100-yard backstroke and fifth in the 50-yard backstroke. Hartley Miller took fifth in the 50-yard breaststroke and sixth in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke.
In boys' action, 11-year-old Lucas Story notched 16 points for the Kings, reaching the podium twice in the 50-yard and the 200-yard breaststroke, where he finished second and third, respectively. Story also placed fourth in the 100-yard IM, fifth in the 50 backstroke, and sixth in both the 100 free and 100 breaststroke.
Fellow 11-year-old teammate Luke Nelson scored seven points overall, thanks to his fourth-place finish in the 500 freestyle. He also took fifth in the 100 and 200 free, and 50-yard butterfly. Nathan Overson was fifth in the 200-yard backstroke and sixth in the 50-yard backstroke.
KSC's 13-year-old relay team of Story, Blanton-Yourkowski, Berry and Milne reached the podium with a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
As a team, the Kings came in tenth place out of 24 teams. They next travel to compete in the South Central Area Championships in Kenai on March 31-April 1.