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By Tommy Wells
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Seward swimmers splash their way to 8th in Soldotna meet


September 28, 2017 | View PDF

Connor Spanos and Hunter Hollingsworth made sure everyone paid attention to the Seward High School Seahawks this past weekend at the Soldotna Swimming and Diving meet. The two splashed their way to top 10 finishes and helped power the SHS boys to eighth in the team standings. Overall, Seward was one of more than a dozen boys’ and girls’ teams from throughout the area to participate in the meet, which was held Friday.

Spanos highlighted the Seahawks’ efforts. He finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke races. In the 200 freestyle race, he clocked a time of 2 minutes and 1.25 seconds. His mark on the 100 backstroke was 1:05.25.

Hollingsworth was seventh in the 100 backstroke at 1:06.77. He also finished 10th in the 100 freestyle at 58.54 seconds.

Spanos, who finished 12th in the Pentathlon event on Saturday, and Hollingsworth also teamed with Joshua Park and Karl Pfeiffenberger to finish ninth in the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay races.

Pfeiffenberger and Park also did well individually. Pfeiffenberger was 14th in the 50-yard freestyle race and 19th in the 100-yard breaststroke. Park was 17th in the 50 free and 21st in the 100 breaststroke.

Kodiak won the boys’ team championship. Wasilla and Colony finished second and third, respectively.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team highlighted the Lady Seahawks’ outing. The foursome of Lucy Hankins, Megan Koster, Meghan Mullaly and Kylie Mullaly splashed their way to a time of 2:04.17 and finished seventh in the race.

Kylie and Meghan Mullally narrowly missed the top 10 in several events. Kylie swam her way to 12th in the 100-yard freestyle race, and to 13th in the 200-yard freestyle. Meghan was 12 in the 50-yard freestyle.

Lucy Hankins notched Seward’s best finish in the girls’ division. She posted an eighth-place finish in the 100 -yard butterfly race with a time of 1:15.84.

Hankins also placed 15th in the 100 butterfly.

Koster was 12th in the 200 individual medley and 17th in the 100 backstroke, while teammate Fatima Suarez was 17th in the 500 freestyle and 19th in the 100 freestyle.

Kylie Mullaly led all SHS girls in the Pentathlon event, placing 30th overall.


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