Petersburg High School swimmer recorded some top finishes at a meet in Sitka last weekend, the second competition of the season for the teams. Petersburg coach Andy Carlisle said a tough week of practice and long travel showed up in the teams’ times.
“It was a good meet,” Carlisle said. “The kids did OK. They were a little disappointed. They thought they, well they always think they’re going to do better. So they’re a little disappointed but after what we did the week before and the travel stuff we did OK. And the pool’s not great either.”
In individual results on Friday, Alyssa Guthrie took third in the 200 free and Allie Morgan was third in the 500 free. Rylan Wallace was third in the 200 individual medley and Peter Kowalski took second in the 500 free. Also that day, the girls 200 free relay team of Morgan, Guthrie, Brynn Lister and Maddy Whitethorn placed second. The boys 200 free relay team of Wallace, Caleb Pfundt, Sean Spigelmyre and Kowalski took third.
On Saturday, Wallace was first in the 100 free and second in the 200 free. Kowalski took first in the 200 I-M and Morgan was second in the 50 free. The boys 200 free relay team of Kowalski, Chase Lockhart, Spigelmyre and Wallace also took first that second day.
Carlisle said his swimmers were hoping to see their times drop a little more.
“They didn’t come down much this time but we hit it pretty hard the three days before and of course we were sleeping on the ground, he said. “But yeah they did pretty well, they raced well but their times weren’t great. Sean Spigelmyre had best times all the way through. Kate Bisset had best times.”
The coach said he’s still figuring out which swimmers should compete in which events. The teams next travel to Juneau at the end of the month. The region meet is in Petersburg in late October.