Two from the Interior bring back state swimming titles

JUNEAU-30 Interior aquatic student athletes qualified for the ASAA Swimming and Diving state championships over the weekend and just a few came back with medals.

North Pole's Martha Hood won the 50 freestyle by just three tenths of a second with a 24.1 second time out-touching Alex Weeks of Soldotna. Hood, a senior, took second in the 100 fly in 57.8 seconds. Hood was ranked in the top four those two events all season.

For the girls teams North Pole finished tied for 10th and West Valley placed 13th. Juneau-Douglas won the girls state title by three points over Dimond.

For the boys Tommy O'Donoghue of West Valley won his event the 100 breaststroke in 59.6 seconds. He came in ranked first in the state in the event. Fellow West Valley swimmer Luis Marquez got the silver in the 100 fly and bronze in the 200 IM. The Wolfpack boys finished fourth in the 200 medley relay and fifth in the 400 free relay.

Lathrop's Zach Cambell finished just off of the podium in fourth place for boy's diving.

The Dimond boys team edged Sitka by three points to win their fifth consecutive state title.