Every Galena swimmer gets personal best at meet

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Some of the Galena swim team at the Fairbanks meet. Thanks to Dr. Tammy Huntington for these photos.

Galena swimmers presented the colors at the start of the swim meet.
Galena swimmers presented the colors at the start of the swim meet.
Galena swimmers Preston Kopp and Milo Huntington on the awards stand at the meet.
Galena swimmers Preston Kopp and Milo Huntington on the awards stand at the meet.
Aubrey Tulloch, a fifth-grader at SHS, takes part in the Fairbanks meet.
Aubrey Tulloch, a fifth-grader at SHS, takes part in the Fairbanks meet.
Since Nome didn't have enough swimmers for its relay team, they borrowed Galena swimmers Angelica Firmin (second from left) and Tirzah Bryant (far right). The Nome team also borrowed a swimmer from the Fairbanks Midnight Sun team.
Since Nome didn’t have enough swimmers for its relay team, they borrowed Galena swimmers Angelica Firmin (second from left) and Tirzah Bryant (far right). The Nome team also borrowed a swimmer from the Fairbanks Midnight Sun team.
Some of the Galena swim team at the Fairbanks meet. Thanks to Dr. Tammy Huntington for these photos.
Some of the Galena swim team at the Fairbanks meet. Thanks to Dr. Tammy Huntington for these photos.

Every athlete on the Galena swim team improved their own records at the Northern Area Championship Meet on March 27-29 at the Hamme Pool in Fairbanks.

The Galena swimmers went up against two other teams from Fairbanks and teams from North Pole and Nome.

“Everybody got personal bests,” said Jason Harris, swim team coach.

Galena received an award for the most improved times, he said. The team came in fourth place. Swimmer Milo Huntington got first in points for his age group, and Clint Kopp got third in points for his age group.

The personal bests achieved by the athletes are:
Eight year old and younger swimmers
50 Free – Milo Huntington, 46.67 seconds
100 Free – Milo Huntington, 1:36.30 and Mackenzie Tulloch, 1:55.62
200 Free – Milo Huntington, 3:42.31 and Mackenzie Tulloch, 4:22.26
500 Free – Milo Huntington, 9:10.87
50 Breast – Lily Esmailka, 1:23.70
50 Back – Milo Huntington, 55.93 and Mackenzie Tulloch, 55.44
100 Back – Milo Huntington, 2:07.96
11 and 12 year old swimmers
50 Free – Virgil “Boss” Sam, 33.20
500 Free – Virgil “Boss” Sam, 7:12.43
1000 Free – Virgil “Boss” Sam, 14:54.68
1650 Free – Virgil “Boss” Sam, 24:54.88
100 Breast – Virgil “Boss” Sam, 1:42.79
50 Breast – Paul Huntington, 1:08.65
200 IM – Virgil “Boss” Sam, 3:15.65
13 and 14 year olds
50 Free – John Riddle, 27.07
100 Free – John Riddle, 1:01.43
200 Free – John Riddle, 2:26.08
500 Free – Angelica Firmin, 6:58.40
1000 Free – Tirzah Bryant, 17:32.00
100 Back – John Riddle, 1:13.29
200 Back – Angelica Firmin, 3:12.41
100 Breast – John Riddle, 1:32.56
15 years old and older
100 Free – Isaac McElwee, 1:03.58
100 Back – Isaac McElwee, 1:24.55
100 Breast – Isaac McElwee, 1:22.35
200 Breast – Isaac McElwee, 3:04.80
1650 Free – Isaac McElwee, 24:56.86 and Emilea Ellis, 35:41.63
200 IM – Isaac McElwee, 2:47.36
100 Fly – Isaac McElwee, 1:19.38