Winners of the 200 yard freestyle relay (L-R) Ian Fleming, Evan Marsh, Abel Aulbach, Skipper Erickson. Photo/Doug Fleming

Winners of the 200 yard freestyle relay (L-R) Ian Fleming, Evan Marsh, Abel Aulbach, Skipper Erickson. Photo/Doug Fleming

Petersburg High School is sending nine swimmers to the state meet after the boys swim team won Regions at the home pool this past weekend.

Sitka took second place, Thunder Mountain third, Ketchikan fourth and Juneau Douglas fifth.

The Petersburg girls took 5th place but they only have four swimmers on the team. The Juneau Douglas girls won Regions, Thunder Mountain took second, Ketchikan third, Sitka fourth, and Metlakatla sixth.

Nine of Petersburg’s swimmers have qualified for the state meet, which happens this coming weekend in Anchorage.

Andy Carlisle is Petersburg’s swim coach and spoke with Angela Denning about the meet:

Ben Higgins of Petersburg finished 5th place in the 500 yard freestyle event. Photo/Doug Fleming

Ben Higgins of Petersburg finished 5th place in the 500 yard freestyle event. Photo/Doug Fleming

Abel Aulbach is going to state for four separate events. He won the 50 yard and 100 yard freestyle events and he was part of two winning relays, the boys 200 yard and the 400 yard freestyle relays. The other swimmers in the 200 include Skipper Erickson, Ian Fleming, and Evan Marsh. In the 400, it is Skipper Erickson, Evan Marsh and Ben Higgins.

Evan Marsh also won the boys 100 yard backstroke and took second place in the boys 100 yard butterfly.

Ian Fleming took third in the 100 butterfly. Fleming took second place in the boys diving and Britton Erickson took third.

Abel Aulbach dives into his race. He won four events at regions. Photo/Doug Fleming

Abel Aulbach dives into his race. He won four events at regions. Photo/Doug Fleming

Skipper Erickson took third in the boys 100 yard freestyle. He also took fourth place in the boys 200 yard freestyle which with a time fast enough to go to state.
Izabelle Ith of Petersburg won the girls one meter diving event. Photo/Doug Fleming

Izabelle Ith of Petersburg won the girls one meter diving event. Photo/Doug Fleming

Mariah Taylor competes in the 100 yard breaststroke, taking 9th place. Photo/Doug Fleming

Mariah Taylor competes in the 100 yard breaststroke, taking 9th place. Photo/Doug Fleming

Izabelle Ith won the girls one meter diving event. Ith also took fourth in the girls 50 year freestyle with a time of 26.12 seconds which qualifies her for state.

Ben Higgins of Petersburg finished 5th place in the 500 yard freestyle event. Photo/Doug Fleming

Ben Higgins of Petersburg finished 5th place in the 500 yard freestyle event. Photo/Doug Fleming

Ethan Kludt-Painter finishes 10th place in the boys 200 yard IM event. Photo/Doug Fleming

Ethan Kludt-Painter finishes 10th place in the boys 200 yard IM event. Photo/Doug Fleming