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KSC's Story is high-point earner second year in a row

March 9th, 2017 | Sean Pearson Print this article   Email this article  

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.


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