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Sweetheart Invite Recap

SST had a very successful weekend at the team hosted Sweetheart Invite Presented by Spine Care Specialists of Alaska. We had a ton of best times and very few DQs, showing that our swimmers are learning from each swim. SST won the meet (1,102 points) followed by MSST (748), NPAC (476) and Delta (47). We had multiple high-point winners including: Talia Wentz, Fiona Secor, and Jules Rupp swept the 10&U girls, Zeke Rasmussen won the 10&U boys, Evie Rupp won the 11-12 girls while Blaque Secor came in 3rd, Heidi Billings won the 13-14 girls, Ezra Billings, Vincent Maio, and Logan Fox swept the 13-14 boys, and Shannon McCallum won the 15&O girls while Jessica Williamson came in 3rd.

We also had multiple team and meet records broken. New team records include: Talia Wentz (100 back, 100 IM, 200 IM), Blaque Secor (200 free), Heidi Billings (200 fly), and Ezra Billings (50 free). New meet records include: Talia Wentz (50 free, 100 back, 50 fly, 200 IM), Blaque Secor (50 free, 200 free, 500 free), Lily Hsieh (1000 free), Heidi Billings (100 fly), Zeke Rasmussen (100 back, 100 IM), and Ezra Billings (50 free, 100 free, 200 breast, 400 IM).

A huge thank you to all our parents and volunteers who put on another outstanding meet! There were a lot of meets in a short time, and our parents stepped up. We are very grateful to have such a great group of parent volunteers, thank you!!

Without further ado, here are the meet highlights:

Josie Adasiak

Josie dropped time in both of here events. She placed 20th in the 100 free (-4.36), and 19th in the 100 IM (-0.56). Congratulations Josie!

Gabe Brady

Gabe swam in 2 new events, dropped time in 2 events and scored 3 points for the team. He placed 9th in the 100 breast (-14.56), 7th in the 100 free, 4th in the 50 breast, and 8th in the 50 free (-1.93). Congratulations Gabe!

Owen Bunch

Owen dropped time in 2 events. He placed 13th in the 100 breast, 14th in the 100 free, 12th in the 50 back (-1.32), 8th in the 50 fly (-15.42), and 16th in the 50 free. Congratulations Owen!

Kelly Gregor

Kelly dropped time in 5 events. She placed 11th in the 100 breast (-10.93), 18th in the 100 free, 15th in the 100 IM (-2.25), 12th in the 200 Free, 12th in the 50 back (-3.47), 8th in the 50 breast (-0.75), and 15th in the 50 free (-0.36). Congratulations Kelly!

Mikayla Harrison

Mikayla swam in 2 new events, and dropped time in 3 events. She placed 13th in the 100 breast, 16th in the 100 free (-1.19), 15th in the 50 back (-3.57), 9th in the 50 fly, and 19th in the 50 free (-6.32). Congratulations Mikayla!

Angela Huffer

Angela swam in 2 new events, dropped time in 5 events and scored 20 points for the team. She placed 9th in the 100 breast (-2.96), 1st in the 100 fly (-6.85), 8th in the 100 free, 3rd in the 200 free (-12.64), 5th in the 200 IM, 8th in the 50 breast (-3.07), 4th in the 50 fly (-4.68), and 3rd in the 500 free. Angela has 12 AGC and 2 JO qualifying times. Congratulations Angela!

Elyse Jensen

Elyse dropped time in all 4 of her events and scored 1 point for the team. She placed 10th in the 100 breast (-3.48), 16th in the 100 free (-2.01), 16th in the 100 IM (-8.90) and 6th in the 50 fly (-1.83). Congratulations Elyse!

Liam Jensen

Liam swam in 1 new event, dropped time in 2 events and scored 8 points for the team. He placed 4th in the 100 free (-12.56), 6th in the 50 back (-0.65), 4th in the 50 fly, and 6th in the 50 free. Congratulations Liam!

Bodin Kind

Bodin dropped time in all 8 of his events and scored 1 point for the team. He placed 7th in the 100 back (-8.10), 10th in the 100 breast (-2.71), 8th in the 100 free (-6.47), 8th in the 100 IM (-8.24), 9th in the 200 free (-28.62), 7th in the 50 back (-1.22), 6th in the 50 breast (-0.20), and 10th in the 50 free (2.55). Congratulations Bodin!

Ezrah Maio

Ezrah swam in one new event, dropped time in 6 events, and scored 23 points for the team. He placed 6th in the 100 breast (-2.85), 5th in the 100 fly, 5th in the 100 free (-2.01), 5th in the 100 IM (-3.17), 8th in the 200 free (-3.98), 1st in the 50 back (-0.77), 2nd in the 50 breast (-1.84), and 3rd in the 50 fly. Ezrah has 3 AGC Qualifying Times. Congratulations Ezrah!

Brock Mills

Brock dropped time in both his events and scored 3 points for the team. He placed 4th in the 100 breast (-4.47) and 8th in the 100 free (-4.63). Congratulations Brock!

Max Vollmer

Max swam in 1 new event, dropped time in all 9 of his events and scored 19 points for the team. He placed 6th in the 100 back (-3.89), 4th in the 100 breast (-4.01), 4th in the 100 fly, 4th in the 100 free (-7.29), 4th in the 100 IM (-7.10), 3rd in the 200 breast (-8.24), 7th in the 200 free (-12.28), 6th in the 50 back (-2.27), and 6th in the 50 free (-3.83). Congratulations Max!

Ava Welsh

Ava swam in 2 new events, dropped time in 4 events, and scored 6 points for the team. She placed 9th in the 100 back, 12th in the 100 breast (-4.83), 15th in the 100 free, 10th in the 100 IM (-5.43), 6th in the 200 free, 2nd in the 50 back (-2.73), 16th in the 50 breast, and 11th in the 50 free (-1.47). Congratulations Ava!

Mason Wenger

Mason swam in 2 new events, dropped time in 1 events, and scored 4 points for the team. He placed 5th in the 100 back, 8th in the 100 IM, 5th in the 50 free (-3.96). Congratulations Mason!

Cooper Wentz

Cooper dropped time in 6 events and scored 16 points for the team. He placed 2nd in the 100 back (-3.96), 6th place in the 100 breast (-24.52), 5th place in the 100 free, 6th place in the 100 IM (-1.33), and 1st place in the 50 back (-1.48). Cooper has 2 AGC Qualifying Times. Congratulations Cooper!

Brooks Whitman

Brooks swam in 1 new event, dropped time in 7 events and scored 2 points for the team! She placed 13th in the 100 back, 12th in the 100 breast (-8.18), 15th in the 100 free (-6.96), 18th in the 100 IM (-4.41), 11th in the 200 free (-3.68), 5th in the 200 IM, 14th in the 50 back, 10th in the 50 breast (-2.05), and 17th in the 50 free (-1.94). Congratulations Brooks!

Eli Brady

Eli swam in four events and posted three best times. He placed 8th in the 100 free (-1.66), the 50 back (-1.79) and the 50 breast (-2.43) and placed 11th in the 50 free. Great job Eli!

Travis Chiu

Travis swam three events and posted one best time. He placed 8th in the 50 bacl (-1.84), 13th in the 100 free and 14th in the 50 free.

James Cranford

James swam six events and posted four best times. He placed 3rd in the 50 free (-1.35), 4th in the 100 back (-1.48), 5th in the 200 back and 200 free (-6.64), 6th in the 50 fly and 7th in the 100 fly (-33.38). James scored 12 points for the Stingrays. Congratulations James!

Tatelyn Dixon

Tatelyn swam one new event and posted best times in all of her other five events. She placed 7th in the 200 free (-37.77), 9th in the 100 fly (-3.14) and 200 IM, and 10th in the 50 free (-3.23). Tatelyn has 6 Age Group Championship cuts and 1 Junior Olympic cut. Congratulations Tatelyn!

Devynn George

Devynn swam one new event and posted 4 best times. She placed 1st in the 200 back her first time swimming it, 4th in the 50 fly, 11th in the 100 free (-9.25) and 100 IM (-0.07), and 13th in the 50 free (-1.21). Devynn scored 10 points for the Stingrays and has 5 Age Group Championship cuts. Great job Devynn!

Anne Gregor

Anne swam six events and posted all best times. She placed 4th in the 200 IM (-8.88), 9th in the 50 back (-3.79), 10th in the 50 free (-0.24) and 200 free (-0.98), 13th in the 100 free (-7.60) and 14th in the 100 IM (-8.01). Anne scored 3 points for the Stingrays and has 1 Age Group Championship cut. Congratulations Anne!

Hannah Hackett

Hannah swam one new event. She placed 5th in the 100 breast, 6th in the 200 fly her first time swimming it, 8th in the 100 fly and 19th in the 50 free. Hannah scored 3 points for the Stingrays. Great job Hannah!

Riley Holsapple

Riley swam two events and posted one best time. She placed 15th in the 50 back and 26th in the 50 free (-4.09). Great job Riley!

Helen Johnson

Helen swam three events and posted one best time. She placed 19th in the 50 back and 24th in the 50 free (-2.41). Helen has 1 Age Group Championship cut. Great job Helen!

Sadie Johnson

Sadie swam one new event and posted two best times. She placed 11th in the 200 free, 13th in the 100 fly her first time swimming it, 14th in the 100 free (-3.45), 17th in the 100 back and 18th in the 50 free (-1.73). Sadie has one Age Group Championship cut. Congratulations Sadie!

Fiona Lopez

Fiona swam one new event and posted one best time. She placed 11th in the 50 back and 22nd in the 50 free (-6.41). Great job Fiona!

Liam Nichols

Liam swam in one new event and posted one best time. He placed 4th in the 100 back on his first time swimming it, 7th in the 100 free and 8th in the 50 free (-3.7). Liam scored 3 points for the Stingrays. Congratulations Liam!

Ezekiel Rasmussen

Ezekiel swam one new event and posted all best times. He placed first in the 100 back (-6.66), 100 free (-0.61), 100 IM (-0.56), 200 free (-35.77), 200 IM (-10.46), 50 fly (-3.66), and 50 free (-1.31) and placed 2nd in the 50 breast (-1.67) and 500 free. Zeke scored 59 points for the Stingrays and placed first for high point for 10 and under boys! Congratulations Zeke!

Hayden Rasmussen

Hayden swam seven events and posted four best times. He placed 2nd in the 100 back and 500 free (-24.71), 3rd in the 100 free, 200 back (-8.85), 200 free (-3.83), and 50 back, and 5th in the 50 free (-0.98). Hayden scored 28 points for the Stingrays and has 8 Age Group Championship cuts. Congratulations Hayden!

Jacob Reudgen

Jacob swam one new event and posted two best times. He placed 11th in the 100 free, 50 back (-0.41), and 50 free (-9.55). Great job Jacob!

Evelyn Rupp

Evelyn swam nine events and posted seven best times. She placed 1st in the 100 back (-3.04) and 50 back (-1.51), 2nd in the 100 fly (-3.46), 100 IM (-1.82), 50 fly and 50 free, 3rd in the 100 free(-2.81) and 200 free (-2.92), and 4th in the 500 free (-24.22). Evie scored 45 points for the Stingrays, was the high point winner for 11-12 girls, and has 6 Junior Olympic cuts. Congratulations Evie!

Juliana Rupp

Juliana swam nine events and posted all best times. She placed 2nd in the 100 free (-8.63), 200 free (-34.13), and 50 free (-2.39), 3rd in the 100 breast (-8.95), 100 IM (-6.55) and 50 fly (-2.41), 4th in the 100 back (-0.61) and 200 IM (-6.55), and 5th in the 50 breast (-3.15). Jules scored 35 points for the Stingrays, placed 3rd high point for 10 and under girls and has 9 Junior Olympic cuts. Congratulations Jules!

Tighe Schumacher

Tighe swam one new event and posted one best time. He placed 10th in the 100 free and 50 back and 12th in the 50 free (-0.85). Great job Tighe!

Fiona Secor

Fiona swam one new event and posted all best times. She placed 1st in the 200 free (-8.56), 50 back (-6.37) and 500 free, 2nd in the 100 IM (-3.12), 200 IM (-42.6), 50 breast (-2.02) and 50 fly (-3.45), and 3rd in the 100 back (-5.16) and 100 free (-3.94). Fiona scored 49 points for the Stingrays, has 11 Junior Olympic cuts and was the 2nd high point scorer for 10 and under girls. Congratulations Fiona!

Gabriel Thomas

Gabriel swam one event and posted one best time. He placed 9th in the 50 free (-11.48). Great job Gabriel!

Jeremiah Thomas

Jeremiah swam two events and posted two best times. He placed 9th in the 50 back (-6.79) and 10th in the 50 free (-7.58). Great job Jeremiah!

Talia Wentz

Talia swam eight events and posted seven best times. She placed 1st in all of her events dropping over 31 seconds total. Talia scored 56 points for the Stingrays, has 2 Junior Olympic cuts for when she turns 11, and was the 10 and under girls high point winner. Congratulations Talia!

Juliette Benson

Juliette posted all best times and scored in three events. She finished 4th in the 200 free (-3.55), 5th in the 400 IM (-8.44) and 500 free (-11.16), 7th in the 200 IM (-6.76), 10th in the 100 back (-2.96) and 100 fly (-0.29), and 11th in the 50 free (-1.83). She scored 5 points for the team and will travel to Juneau this month for AGC. Congratulations Juliette!

Crieghton Beshears

Crieghton raced well and scored in all of his events. He placed 1st in the 200 free, 2nd in the 100 and 200 back, 3rd in the 100 free, and 5th in the 50 free. He scored 23 points for the team and will travel to Oregon next month for RXII Champs. Congratulations Crieghton!

Makenna Beshears

Makenna posted two best times and scored in four events. She finished 3rd in the 100 free, 4th in the 1000 free, 6th in the 100 back and 400 IM, and 14th in the 50 free (-0.23). She also dropped 1.95 in the 50 back leading off her 200 medley relay. She scored 9 points for the team and will travel to Juneau this month for AGC. Congratulations Makenna!

Ezra Billings

Ezra post two best times and scored in all of his events. He placed 1st in the 100 breast, 100 free, 200 back, 200 breast, 200 free (-29.46), 400 IM, 50 free, and 500 free, and 2nd in the 100 back (-7.92). He scored 61 points for the team and will travel to Oregon next month for RXII Champs. Congratulations Ezra!

Heidi Billings

Heidi posted two best times and scored in all of her events. She finished 1st in the 100 breast, 100 fly, 200 fly (-2.37), and 200 IM, 2nd in the 200 breast, 200 free, 400 IM, and 500 free, and 3rd in the 50 free. She also dropped 0.37 in the 50 back leading off her 200 medley relay. She scored 52 points for the team and will travel to Oregon next month for RXII Champs. Congratulations Heidi!

Hailey Clawson

Hailey posted two best times and swam one new event. She placed 8th in the 100 back (-8.22), 50 free (-2.02), and 100 free. Congratulations Hailey!

Logan Fox

Logan raced well and scored in all of his events. He finished 2nd in the 100 free, 200 back, 200 breast, and 200 free, and 3rd in the 100 back and 50 free. He scored 28 points for the team and will travel to Juneau this month for AGC. Congratulations Logan!

Kyan Harnum

Kyan posted two best times and scored in all of his events. He placed 3rd in the 100 fly, 200 back (-3.14), and 200 breast (-2.57), 4th in the 200 free and 50 free, and 6th in the 100 back. He scored 19 points for the team and will travel to Juneau this month for AGC. Congratulations Kyan!

Madison Hrinko

Madison raced well and scored in all of her events. She finished 1st in the 500 free, 2nd in the 1000 free, 3rd in the 100 back, and 4th in the 100 free. She scored 19 points for the team and will travel to Oregon next month for RXII Champs. Congratulations Madison!

Lily Hsieh

Lily posted all best times and scored in all of her events. She placed 1st in the 100 fly (-1.10), 1000 free (-125.34), and 50 fly (-8.36), 2nd in the 400 IM (-1.72) and 50 back (-4.83), 4th in the 100 breast (-5.01), and 5th in the 50 free (-1.49). She scored 36 points for the team and will travel to Juneau this month for AGC. Congratulations Lily!

Alex Huffer

Alex posted three best times, swam two new races, and scored in five events. He finished 5th in the 100 free (-3.47), 200 back, 200 breast, and 50 free (-1.54), 6th in the 200 free, and 7th in the 100 back (-8.93). He scored 9 points for the team and will travel to Juneau this month for AGC. Congratulations Alex!

Greta Johnson

Greta raced well and scored in all of her events. She placed 2nd in the 200 free, 4th in the 200 back, 5th in the 50 free, and 6th in the 100 back. She scored 11 points for the team. Congratulations Greta!

Chris Kim

Chris posted one best time, swam two new races, and scored in all of his events. He finished 2nd in the 50 free and 100 free, and 3rd in the 100 breast (-0.74), 200 breast, and 400 IM. He scored 22 points for the team and will travel to Oregon next month for RXII Champs. Congratulations Chris!

Ryan Korhonen

Ryan posted two best times, swam one new race, and scored in all of his events. He placed 2nd in the 100 breast and 200 breast (-0.36), 3rd in the 200 free (-0.11), 4th in the 400 IM, 5th in the 100 free, and 6th in the 50 free. He scored 20 points for the team. Congratulations Ryan!

Sam Lennon

Sam raced well, scoring in three events and swimming one new race. She finished 3rd in the 100 breast, 4th in the 200 free and 500 free, and 7th in the 100 free. She scored 10 points for the team. Congratulations Sam!

Vincent Maio

Vincent posted all best times and scored in all of his events. He placed 1st in the 100 back (-1.54), 100 fly (-0.09), and 200 fly (-24.46), 2nd in the 200 IM (-5.09), 50 free (-0.55), and 500 free (-10.92), and 3rd in the 200 free (-2.93). He scored 40 points for the team and will travel to Juneau this month for AGC. Congratulations Vincent!

Meah McCallum

Meah posted three best times and scored in five events. She placed 1st in the 100 free, 2nd in the 200 breast (-7.35) and 200 free, 3rd in the 50 free (-0.08), 5th in the 100 IM (-0.22), 7th in the 50 back, and 8th in the 100 back. She scored 23 points for the team and will travel to Juneau this month for AGC. Congratulations Meah!

Shannon McCallum

Shannon raced well and scored in all of her events. She finished 1st in the 100 breast, 1000 free, and 200 breast, and 2nd in the 100 free, 200 back, and 50 free. She scored 36 points for the team and will travel to Oregon next month for RXII Champs. Congratulations Shannon!

Lily Peterson

Lily posted six best times and scored in six events. She placed 1st in the 200 IM (-3.17), 3rd in the 100 breast, 400 IM (-20.44), 50 breast (-3.48), and 500 free (-31.54), 6th in the 100 free (-1.02), 7th in the 50 fly, and 8th in the 50 free (-0.66). She scored 24 points for the team. Congratulations Lily!

Blaque Secor

Blaque posted five best times and scored in all of her events. She finished 1st in the 200 free (-2.72), 50 breast (-1.91), 50 free, and 500 free (-13.05), 2nd in the 100 back (-4.55), and 3rd in the 100 IM (-3.28). She scored 37 points for the team and will travel to Oregon next month for RXII Champs. Congratulations Blaque!

Sheryl Swarner

Sheryl posted two best times and scored in two events. She placed 3rd in the 500 free (-11.48) and 200 free (-1.59), and 7th in the 100 back. She scored 8 points for the team. Congratulations Sheryl!

Cassidy Welsh

Cassidy posted two best times, swam one new race, and scored in three events. She finished 4th in the 100 breast, 5th in the 200 fly (-2.67), 6th in the 1000 free, 7th in the 200 breast (-1.69), 8th in the 200 back, and 12th in the 200 IM. She scored 6 points for the team and will travel to Juneau next month for AGC. Congratulations Cassidy!

Lauren White

Lauren posted four best times and scored in all of her events. She placed 1st in the 1000 free (-4.39), 2nd in the 100 free (-0.27), 3rd in the 200 back (-2.46), 5th in the 100 back (-0.62), and 6th in the 50 free. She scored 19 points for the team and will travel to Juneau this month for AGC. Congratulations Lauren!

Jessica Williamson

Jessica raced well and won all of her events. She finished 1st in the 100 back, 100 free, 200 back, and 50 free. She scored 28 points for the team and will travel to Washington next month for AG Sectional Champs. Congratulations Jessica!


The next meet for SST in the 2018 Alaska Age Group Championships in Juneau on February 16-18. We have 20 Stingrays making the trip for this fun, fast meet. GO SST!