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AK Senior Champ Recap

SST had their best showing at a state-level meet in team history, finishing 3rd place overall. It was a very tight race as 7 points separated 2nd-4th. The top 5 finishing team were NLSC (1,225), AST (539), SST (535), CAC (532), and GSC (352). We had a ton of best times, championship qualifying times, and multiple top-3 finishes. It was a challenge swimming in short course meters (SCM) rather than yards, but our swimmers kept their energy up and raced well.

We had 47 team records broken throughout the meet including: Blaque Secor (200 free, 200 breast, 100 breast, 100 free, 50 free), Meah McCallum (1500 free, 400 free), Heidi Billings (50 free, 200 IM, 200 breast, 100 breast, 400 IM), Ezra Billings (50 free, 100 breast, 200 breast, 100 free), Logan Fox (200 free, 400 free, 1500 free, 200 IM), Lauren White (1500 free, 400 free), Trevor Chiu (200 IM, 100 fly), Shannon McCallum (400 IM, 1500 free, 400 free), Crieghton Beshears (200 free, 400 free, 1500 free), Patty Eppingher (200 IM, 200 breast, 100 breast), Chris Kim (200 back), Victoria Schachle (100 back, 200 free, 50 free, 100 free), Ryan Korhonen (200 breast), Jessica Williamson (400 IM), Alex Suleimani (200 free), Charlie Gregor (100 back), and Michael Lucero (100 breast, 200 breast, 100 fly, 200 IM, 100 free).

We also had 9 new relay team records, including: mixed 200 medley (Victoria Schachle, Patty Eppingher, Michael Lucero, Chris Kim), mixed 200 free (Chris Kim, Patty Eppingher, Ezra Billings, Victoria Schachle), men’s 400 free (Chris Kim, Ezra Billings, Trevor Chiu, Michael Lucero), men’s 800 free (Alex Suleimani, Logan Fox, Michael Lucero, Crieghton Beshears), men’s 200 medley (Crieghton Beshears, Ryan Korhonen, Trevor Chiu, Ezra Billings), men’s 400 medley (Chris Kim, Charlie Gregor, Michael Lucero, Ezra Billings), women’s 400 free (Victoria Schachle, Blaque Secor, Jessica Williamson, Patty Eppingher), women’s 800 free (Victoria Schachle, Shannon McCallum, Jessica Williamson, Patty Eppingher), and women’s 400 medley (Victoria Schachle, Patty Eppingher, Heidi Billings, Jessica Williamson).

A huge thank you to our parents and volunteers who made this meet possible, and congratulations to all of our swimmers. Here are the meet highlights:

Creighton Beshears

Crieghton posted five best times, swam one new SCM event, and scored in one event. He finished 8th in the 1500 free, 14th in the 400 free (-10.54), 24th in the 200 IM (-0.63), 25th in the 200 free (-0.84), 37th in the 50 free, and 40th in the 100 free. He also dropped 1.26 seconds in the 50 back leading off his 200 medley relay, and 2.30 seconds in the 100 back leading off his 400 medley relay. He scored 5 points for the team and will travel to Oregon next month for the RXII Championships. Congratulations Creighton!

Ezra Billings

Ezra posted four best times and swam two new SCM events. He placed 15th in the 200 breast, 19th in the 400 free, 23rd in the 50 free (-1.39), 25th in the 100 breast (-5.72), and 33rd in the 100 free (-2.88). He also dropped 14.45 seconds in the 200 free leading off his 800 free relay and will be traveling to Oregon next month for the RXII Championships. Congratulations Ezra!

Heidi Billings

Heidi posted five best times, swam one new SCM event, and scored in four races. She finished 5th in the 400 IM, 8th in the 200 IM (-9.60), 200 breast (-7.32), and 100 breast (-2.49), 16th in the 50 free (-0.08), and 24th in the 100 free (-1.39). She scored 25 points for the team and will be traveling to Oregon next month for the RXII Championships. Congratulations Heidi!

Trevor Chiu

Trevor posted three best times and swam three new SCM events. He placed 17th in the 400 free, 19th in the 100 fly (-5.51), 22nd in the 200 IM, 26th in the 200 free, 32nd in the 50 free (-2.37), and 37th in the 100 free (-1.99). He will be traveling to Oregon next month for the RXII Championships. Congratulations Trevor!

Katie Day

Katie swam two new SCM events and raced well. She finished 43rd in the 200 free and 49th in the 50 free. Congratulations Katie!

Patty Eppingher

Patty posted three best times and scored in five events. She placed 3rd in the 100 breast (-0.69) and 200 breast (-9.00), 7th in the 200 IM, 9th in the 200 free (-13.38), 10th in the 100 free, and 15th in the 50 free. She scored 38 points for the team and will be traveling to Oregon next month for the RXII Championships. Congratulations Patty!

Logan Fox

Logan posted five best times, swam two new SCM events, and scored in two races. He finished 6th in the 1500 free, 8th in the 400 free, 16th in the 200 breast (-37.71), 21st in the 200 free (-12.72) and 200 IM (-16.99), and 27th in the 100 breast (-1.54). He also dropped 2.47 in the 50 free leading off his 200 free relay. He scored 14 points for the team and will be traveling to Juneau next week for the Alaska Age Group Championships. Congratulations Logan!

Charlie Gregor

Charlie swam all new SCM events and raced well. He placed 21st in the 100 breast, 22nd in the 50 free, 24th in the 100 back, 27th in the 100 fly, and 28th in the 100 free. Congratulations Charlie!

Riley Gregor

Riley swam all new SCM events and raced well. He finished 14th in the 200 breast, 23rd in the 200 IM, 25th in the 100 fly, 26th in the 100 breast, 40th in the 40 free, and 41st in the 100 free. Congratulations Riley!

Madison Hrinko

Madison posted one best time and swam four new SCM events. She placed 14th in the 100 back, 17th in the 400 free, 31st in the 200 IM, and was 9th in the 200 fly after prelims. She also dropped 3.63 seconds in the 50 free leading off her 200 free relay. She will be traveling to Oregon next month for the RXII Championships. Congratulations Madison!

Chris Kim

Chris swam all new SCM events and scored in one race. He placed 10th in the 200 back, 19th in the 100 free, 24th in the 100 fly, and 27th in the 200 free. He scored 3 points for the team and will be traveling to Oregon next month for the RXII Championships. Congratulations Chris!

Ryan Korhonen

Ryan swam all new SCM events and raced well. He finished 13th in the 200 breast, 23rd in the 100 breast, 31st in the 200 free, 34th in the 50 free, and 44th in the 100 free. Congratulations Ryan!

Michael Lucero

Michael swam all new SCM events and scored in two races. He placed 9th in the 200 breast, 10th in the 100 breast, 14th in the 200 IM, 16th in the 200 free, 21st in the 100 free, and 22nd in the 100 fly. He scored 7 points for the team. Congratulations Michael!

Meah McCallum

Meah posted four best times, swam two new SCM events, and scored in two races. She finished 3rd in the 1500 free, 9th in the 400 free (-59.33), 23rd in the 200 free, 25th in the 100 free (-8.21), 33rd in the 100 breast (-8.11), and 51st in the 50 free (-3.73). She scored 16 points for the team and will travel to Juneau next week for the Alaska Age Group Championships. Congratulations Meah!

Shannon McCallum

Shannon posted five best times and scored in four races. She is the state champion in the 1500 free (-75.49) and also finished 4th in the 400 free (-21.57), 7th in the 400 IM (-29.08), 8th in the 200 free (-9.26), and 19th in the 200 breast and 200 IM (-12.30). She scored 39 points for the team and will travel to Oregon next month for the RXII Championships. Congratulations Shannon!

Yuki Nagaoka

Yuki swam all new SCM events and raced well. She placed 23rd in the 100 back and 30th in the 50 free. Congratulations Yuki!

Carson Petersen

Carson swam all new SCM events and raced well. He finished 12th in the 200 back, 20th in the 400 free, 36th in the 50 free, and 45th in the 100 free. Congratulations Carson!

Victoria Schachle

Victoria posted six best times and scored in three events. She placed 6th in the 100 free (-1.33), 400 free (-17.67), and 50 free (-2.36). She also dropped 5.25 in the 100 back leading off her 400 medley relay, 7.29 in the 200 free leading off her 800 free relay, and 0.87 in the 50 back leading off her 200 medley relay. She scored 27 points for the team and will travel to Oregon next month for the RXII Championships. Congratulations Victoria!

Blaque Secor

Blaque swam all new SCM events and scored in two races. She finished 10th in the 400 free, 12th in the 100 free, 15th in the 200 free, 20th in the 50 free, 24th in the 200 breast, and 32nd in the 100 breast. She scored 4 points for the team. Congratulations Blaque!

Alex Suleimani

Alex posted one best time before exiting the meet with illness. He dropped 10.59 seconds in the 200 free leading off his 800 free relay. Congratulations Alex!

Lauren White

Lauren swam all new SCM events and scored in one race. She finished 4th in the 1500 free, 13th in the 400 free, 17th in the 200 breast, 24th in the 100 breast, 30th in the 200 free, and 47th in the 50 free. She scored 11 points for the team and will be traveling to Juneau next week for the Alaska Age Group Championships. Congratulations Lauren!

Jessica Williamson

Jessica posted four best times and scored in all of her events. She placed 3rd in the 400 IM (-0.22), 4th in the 200 breast (-4.59), 5th in the 200 IM, 7th in the 200 back (-0.77) and 100 back (-5.00), and 11th in the 100 free. She scored 49 points for the team and will travel to Washington next month for the Age Group Sectional Championships. Congratulations Jessica!

Relays

Women’s A 200 free relay (Blaque Secor, Heidi Billings, Shannon McCallum, Jessica Williamson) finished 7th.

Women’s B 200 free relay (Madison Hrinko, Yuki Nagaoka, Lauren White, Katie Day) finished 13th.

Women’s A 200 medley relay (Timberlyn Wendt, Shannon McCallum, Heidi Billings, Jessica Williamson) finished 6th.

Women’s A 400 free relay (Victoria Schachle, Blaque Secor, Jessica Williamson, Patty Eppingher) finished 7th.

Women’s B 400 free relay (Shannon McCallum, Lauren White, Madison Hrinko, Heidi Billings) finished 12th.

Women’s A 400 medley relay (Victoria Schachle, Patty Eppingher, Heidi Billings, Jessica Williamson) finished 3rd.

Women’s B 400 medley relay (Timberlyn Wendt, Shannon McCallum, Madison Hrinko, Blaque Secor) finished 12th.

Women’s A 800 free relay (Victoria Schachle, Shannon McCallum, Jessica Williamson, Patty Eppingher) finished 2nd.

Women’s B 800 free relay (Madison Hrinko, Meah McCallum, Blaque Secor, Heidi Billings) finished 4th.

Men’s A 200 free relay (Trevor Chiu, Crieghton Beshears, Charlie Gregor, Ryan Korhonen) finished 7th.

Men’s A 200 medley relay (Crieghton Beshears, Ryan Korhonen, Trevor Chiu, Ezra Billings) finished 7th.

Men’s B 200 medley relay (Carson Petersen, Logan Fox, Vincent Maio, Riley Gregor) finished 9th.

Men’s A 400 free relay (Chris Kim, Ezra Billings, Trevor Chiu, Michael Lucero) finished 8th.

Men’s B 400 free relay (Crieghton Beshears, Logan Fox, Ryan Korhonen, Charlie Gregor) finished 10th.

Men’s A 400 medley relay (Chris Kim, Charlie Gregor, Michael Lucero, Ezra Billings) finished 9th.

Men’s B 400 medley relay (Crieghton Beshears, Ryan Korhonen, Trevor Chiu, Logan Fox) finished 10th.

Men’s A 800 free relay (Alex Suleimani, Logan Fox, Michael Lucero, Crieghton Beshears) finished 6th.

Men’s B 800 free relay (Ezra Billings, Chris Kim, Charlie Gregor, Trevor Chiu) finished 9th.

Mixed A 200 free relay (Chris Kim, Patty Eppingher, Ezra Billings, Victoria Schachle) finished 2nd.

Mixed B 200 free relay (Logan Fox, Timberlyn Wendt, Vincent Maio, Meah McCallum) finished 5th.

Mixed A 200 medley relay (Victoria Schachle, Patty Eppingher, Michael Lucero, Chris Kim) finished 2nd.